In response to the current COVID-19 situation in the UK, I would like to reassure you that I am following government guidelines. Since March 17th 2020 all of my therapy practice is online using Zoom or Skype.

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.  

  • Relationship Issues

  • Body stress and trauma

  • Cross cultural issues

  • Anxiety 

  • Suicide ideation and grief work 


As of Feb 2021 - My practice is full and I am unable to take on new clients.


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 at The Gestalt Centre, London.


My passion is enhancing people's well- being and 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, bereavement placements and corporate settings. My role is to highlight how many options you have by offering a fresh perspective. 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 Gestalt Centre, Kings Cross.


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