”I AM NOT DEFINED BY MY SCARS BUT BY THE INCREDIBLE ABILITY TO HEAL."
LEMN SISSAY MBE
As of October 2021, I am constantly reviewing the guidelines regarding Covid - 19 and while able to would like to offer hybrid appointments that include face to face and include online platforms.
I will continue to offer counselling whilst I am fit and healthy if that changes I will let you know. I acknowledge this is a difficult time for many - all of us are affected by the current climate, and I am keenly aware of the challenges many are facing.
Our feelings can at times feel unbearable or overwhelming; in therapy, having a dedicated safe space will enable you to make sense of them.
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.
Body stress and trauma
Cross- cultural issues
Healing the hurt connected to racism
Identity and unpacking themes around belonging, connection and loss
Anxiety - Loneliness
Suicide ideation and grief work
Sliding scale fees also available
Hello, 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.
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.
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 and can include ancestral indigenous practices, Gestalt concepts and creative experiments.
I am a member of BAATN (Black, African and Asian Network) and follow their core values, ideology and mission statement 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.
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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