”I AM NOT DEFINED BY MY SCARS BUT BY THE INCREDIBLE ABILITY TO HEAL."
LEMN SISSAY MBE
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. "
Body stress and trauma
Cross cultural themes
Healing the hurt connected to racism
Identity and sexuality
Life changing events
Understanding the impact of shadism, colourism on self esteem
Stress including burnout
Grief work and loss
Exploring the impact of psychedelic experiences and preparing for a plant medicine journey.
Welcome, my name is Umaa Thampu and I am an accredited, ethical and independent Gestalt Counsellor Dip.Couns MBACP (Accred). I became a counsellor after being inspired by my own journey as a client.
Currently, I enjoy working in private practice and teaching first year counselling trainees on the Diploma in Counselling at The Gestalt Centre, London.
I am also a group facilitator of experiential work and see participants thrive, raise awareness and guide them on a journey to 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.
Sliding scale fees also available
EXPERIENCE AND APPROACH
I have been working in professional settings for over a decade and my experience includes a diverse mix, such as social services, community based organisations and corporate groups.
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.
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 utilise a trauma informed lens and strive to work ethically by recognising fixed Gestalts (habitual patterns) in relation to the ongoing impact of social constructs. The goal of Gestalt therapy is to raise awareness . I aim to walk alongside you and respect you as a unique person.
I am a member of BAATN (Black, African and Asian Network) and follow their core values which can be found here . 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
Tooley Street, London Bridge
St Pancras Way, Kings Cross