Rita Edah

Rita Edah

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Ilford

Ilford IG2
Sessions from £65.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Do you suffer with anxiety, depression, guilt or shame?

Do you feel isolated because of a breakdown in family relationships, separation or divorce, betrayal by friends or estrangement from community?

Do you need to recover from the impact of domestic abuse?

Are you suffering from post traumatic stress/post traumatic stress disorder?

Perhaps major life changes have left you feeling lost, stuck, confused, distressed and ashamed?

I am experienced in working with those who are distressed due to displacement, loss, trauma and abuse as well as adults who have suffered bereavement be it through death, divorce or broken relationships. Many of my counselling clients have suffered with anxiety and depression brought about by different difficulties in their lives, while others have struggled with symptoms of PTS/PTSD.

I am also experienced in working with clients who struggle with the strangulating effects of guilt and shame, as well as isolation, displacement, cultural issues, faith, diversity and a crisis of identity.

In addition to working 1:1, I also run group therapy  deliberately kept small to a maximum 6 participants.

I also work with couples and adult family members whose relationship is in crisis or those wanting to enhance the quality of their relationship.

In our sessions, you will feel seen and heard because we would work in ways that suit your preferences.

If you would like to also work on practical goals such as life or career choices, as a qualified personal and professional development coach, I am well placed to work with you there too.

Practice description

My way of working is a trauma-informed person-centred approach integrated with pluralistic principles, psychodynamic concepts and psychoeducation. 

I work holistically and relationally with the whole person - a humanistic model that facilitates growth. 

I believe each person has the resources within themselves to grow and resolve their difficulties, given the right environment so I work collaboratively with clients to work through their difficult issues by providing the appropriate environment.

My first session

Before the first session, we'd most probably have had an initial consultation and  I'd have sent you some onboarding emails which include all the practical information you need as well as a working agreement and consent request for you to review.  

Therefore, in the session itself, we will be working with whatever it is you want to focus on, whatever is uppermost on your mind and on your heart, and we'll take it from there in whichever direction you're leaning towards, working with you towards what you're hoping to get out of therapy...

What I can help with

Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited