”I AM NOT DEFINED BY MY SCARS BUT BY THE INCREDIBLE ABILITY TO HEAL."
LEMN SISSAY MBE
Currently 09 June 2022 my practice is full I will to review my availability in September 2022.
I am offering hybrid appointments that include face to face and Zoom.
I value the courage and commitment that is needed to embark on a 1-2-1 therapeutic process.
Our feelings are information and at times feel unbearable or overwhelming. In therapy, having a dedicated safe space will enable you to make sense of them.
As therapist John Bradshaw writes, "Anger is a boundary that guards us. Fear is telling us to go slowly and carefully. Sadness helps us complete things and recognise that life is a profound farewell. "
Welcome, my name is Umaa Thampu and I am an accredited, ethical and independent Gestalt Counsellor Dip.Couns MBACP (Accred). Currently, I enjoy working in private practice and teaching Certificate course in Counselling Skills at The Gestalt Centre, London.
I am a facilitator of experiential work and thrive in group work that raises awareness and promotes living authentically.
My passion is enhancing people's well- being and to help make meaning. I offer you a space to be curious and creative. My approach enables you to connect to your internal wisdom, amplify mind - body connection and spot blocks that hinder the expansion of your potential.
Body stress and trauma
Healing the hurt connected to racism
Identity and sexuality
Understanding of shadism, colourism on self esteem
Exploring the impact of psychedelic experiences and preparing for a journey
Sliding scale fees also available
I have over 10 years experience working in a diverse mix of professional settings such as social services, community based organisations and corporate settings. My role is to highlight how many options you have by offering a fresh perspective.
My practice is influenced by respecting ancestral indigenous practices, and Gestalt concepts.
I am a member of BAATN (Black, African and Asian Network) and follow their core values which can be found here
I became a counsellor after being inspired by my own journey as a client. I am committed to continuing professional development and I adhere to the BACP Code of Ethics.
Book an Appointment
If you would like to know more, get in touch and I aim to respond within 24 hours.
07954 344 248
The Psychosynthesis Trust, London Bridge
The Gestalt Centre, Kings Cross