TEACH YOURSELF CBT!
 

 

 

Roje Khalique 

Consultant Clinical Practitioner & Founder

Roje has provided high-quality and personalised care to thousands of patients since 2009. Her clinical career, which includes learning disabilities, long-term physical health conditions and psychological disorders spans 20 years. 

Roje is a clinical specialist in evidence based treatment for a wide range of anxiety disorders and depression.

Founder of rkTherapy, a bespoke psychology service designed to challenge the stigma of mental health conditions in BAME communities.

In-Person Therapy with Roje is based on clinical need and via application only.  

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The Unique Pressures: High Achieving Bi-cultural Women

 

As a woman of ethnic background, I've experienced  both sexism and racism, often simultaneously. In London, many professional women from ethnic communities face similar challenges daily, adding layers of complexity to their lives as they relentlessly pursue acceptance and equality.

Despite their exceptional talents and capabilities, these women often contend with societal and community messages, both overt and subtle, that they are somehow "not good enough." These damaging narratives emanate from various sources, including media portrayals, workplace dynamics, and cultural norms. This persistent sense of inadequacy can profoundly impact their self-esteem and overall mental well-being, even though deep down, these women know they are inherently worthy.

A recent study uncovered a strong link between low self-esteem and heightened rates of anxiety and depression among women from ethnic minority groups. Those who feel undervalued or inadequate are more susceptible to experiencing these mental health challenges (source: "Impact of Low Self-Esteem on Anxiety and Depression Among Women from Ethnic Minority Groups," Journal of Psychological Studies, 2023).

For many professional women from ethnic communities, societal pressures make it difficult to feel fully embraced by their dominant or heritage groups, leading to a perpetual sense of not entirely belonging to either cultural sphere. This internal conflict prompts them to question their true identity and place in British society.

High-achieving bi-cultural women often find themselves trapped in a cycle of proving their worth, striving to meet unattainable standards imposed by a society that fails to recognise their remarkable value at home and in the workplace. This relentless pursuit of being "everything to everyone, everywhere, all the time" can result in exhaustion, self-doubt, imposter syndrome, and various mental and emotional health challenges.

It's crucial to understand that the problem does not lie with these women, but with the societal structures and cultural attitudes that propagate biased and prejudiced messages, pigeonholing them into predefined categories or cultural groups. These women possess multifaceted identities and capabilities, their strengths evident in their resilience and accomplishments across many domains. Yet, at times, this journey entails experiences of marginalisation and even ostracisation by the very groups they were presumed to belong to.

Addressing the needs of bi-cultural women requires culturally tailored therapy and mental health services that acknowledge their unique struggles with identity and belonging. By challenging stereotypes and biases within their dual communities, we empower these women to recognise their true worth both within their collective groups and as individuals.

Contact [email protected] for culturally adapted psychotherapy services.

A Multi-dimensional Perspective

 

As a clinician in mental health serving underrepresented groups in London, I strive to bring a solution-focused, compassionate and lived-experience driven perspective to my practice. Born and raised in Britain, my British identity is my dominant culture, yet I resonate deeply with my South Asian heritage. My faith and spirituality profoundly connect me with parts of the Middle East. This rich blend of cultures spanning three continents equips me to deeply understand and empathise with the distinctive challenges faced by bi-cultural and trilingual professionals.

Throughout life, I have navigated the difficult terrain of fitting in‚ÄĒnever fully belonging to any one group yet capable of stepping into each. I learned that there is no need to 'fit in', in fact, in not doing so, you can set a foundation for a vision and a pathway that is truly unparalleled.¬†¬†

It is my view that this nuanced understanding is often overlooked in conventional literature and clinical studies in psychotherapy and mental health. This drives me to provide a culturally sensitive and effective mental health support for underrepresented groups. I strive to provide a safe space for those navigating the complex landscape of their truly unique identities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It Wasn't Always Easy

 

During my years of clinical training in anxiety disorders I embarked on a personal journey searching for answers; what I do, and why I do what I do. Unknown to me at the time, for years I had been in 'survival mode'. I came to learn that so many people out there were in similar situations.

It's my life's mission to support people who believe in their 'authentic self' and a 'higher purpose', move away from surviving to thriving in life, develop their emotional intelligence (EQ) and ultimately discover their true genius.

I believe most people will live their lives defined by their degrees and diplomas, and within the confines of their assigned roles, be that at home or the work-place. Only a few will create a legacy.

 

‚ÄúYou are not a drop in the ocean; you are the entire ocean in a drop.‚ÄĚ (Rumi).

 

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The Challenges & The Woman I Became

As a third generation British Asian l always sought equilibrium in the choices I made, and at times these came with a high price.

Cultivating the tapestry of my Eastern and Western values, and an identity immersed in, at times two colliding worlds, is what has given me a steely resilience and made my life rich beyond measure.

I tell my clients "Don't waste time trying to be perfect, it's not humanly possible. Aim in being 'powerfully beautiful' in how you show up. How do you do that? Empower others, serve humanity, be forthright in what you believe (even if you stand alone) and leave your mark in the world."

  
‚ÄúHardships¬†often¬†prepare ordinary people¬†for an extraordinary destiny.‚ÄĚ ‚Äď C.S. Lewis‚ÄĚ
 

 

 

 

 

Roje Khalique MBPsS BABCP

 

Consultant Clinical Practitioner - Health Psychology, CBT & Specialist In Culturally Adapted Psychotherapy

 

Am I Your Therapist?

My work experience was at a special needs school and my first paid job was with a foreign exchange bank. I then found myself in the world of Investment Banking.  I learned early on that wealth creation was a necessity however, it was not the only priority - health mattered too. I have seen devastating effects on the mind and the body caused by both life threatening trauma and the demands of day-to-day life. I see so many people sacrifice their health for wealth. When you remove your mental barriers, build emotional resilience, and improve your physical stamina that force can withstand anything, and only then the 'sky truly is the limit'.  

To put it simply health equals wealth. 

Financial health has always been important to me and my career thus far has been lucrative within an incredibly rewarding profession. I continue to be part of The City of London - a magnificent world. However, helping others live authentically and maximise their full potential, without sacrificing their values is the real dream come true. 

ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY

I exclusively work with individuals who embody humility and respect for others.

Behaviour whether that be verbal, physical or in writing, which causes me or my staff to feel uncomfortable, embarrassed or threatened, is totally unacceptable. 

If You Can:

1. Show patience towards our administrative staff at all times

2. Value a professional's expert guidance & limited time

3. Appreciate your unique qualities while valuing the worth of every individual, then I am the therapist for you.

*Please note rkTherapy is a private psychology service and can only accept a small number of insurance referrals (i.e. BUPA) on a first come, first serve basis. 

rkTherapy is dedicated to supporting NHS mental health services during public health crises.

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Psychological Models & Therapy Interventions

The 3 Step Hierarchy of Resilience

Human suffering can happen in three ways; physical, emotional and spiritual.

The evidence-based psychological interventions we specialise in are; Health Psychology for physical health, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for emotional health and Psycho-Spiritual Therapy for spiritual health. 

Through decades of training in psychological models and clinical interventions we use a revolutionary framework to healthcare, which merges physical, emotional and spiritual health - The 3 Step Hierarchy of Resilience.

Email info@rktherapy.co.uk to find out more.

 

What Is A Luxury Therapy Alliance?

Our Luxury Bespoke In-Person Therapy Packages 

At rkTherapy we offer personalised therapy experiences designed to help you navigate life's complexities with grace and resilience. Enquire today to begin your journey towards an extraordinary destiny.

 

The brand rkTherapy was created in 2018 with the vision to abolish stigma of psychological therapy

A passion to make therapy a luxurious experience for the brave who open their mind

The first of its kind to marry bespoke psychological therapy with exquisite luxury

A panoramic view of the human health - emotional, financial, physical, spiritual and social

Health Psychology interventions for physical health conditions within a psychological framework

Exclusively for individuals who want to understand their own patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving

Expert clinical interventions for all forms of psychological distress

Scientifically sound, short-term and solution-focused psychological interventions

Evidence-based transformations cradled in an opulent therapeutic experience

Bespoke 1:1 in the privacy of the client's office, home, or in a discrete and luxurious setting

Priority access to 24/7 professional expertise with a discrete 5* white-glove service

To support Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) Communities therapy is available in Bengali, Hindi & Urdu

Therapy is not for everyone...

Unlike any other relationship people form and maintain in the real world, this is a profoundly unique alliance.

rkTherapy Bespoke Therapy Packages are for those who can be vulnerable and authentic in their self-discovery, ambitious in their psychological development, and open-minded enough to ascend their emotional intelligence (EI), so that, they can become a better version of who they are.

 

 

rkTherapy is committed to a 2.5 % donation of its profits to charities dedicated to physical disabilities & terminal diseases (i.e. Cancer)

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