Umaa Thampu - Dip.Couns MBACP (regd)

Umaa Thampu - Dip.Couns MBACP (regd)



07751 589 667

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07751 589 667

About me

Hello my name is Umaa and I am a registered Gestalt Counsellor Dip.Couns (MBACP) regd.
My passion is enhancing people's well-being. I work with anxiety, depression, trauma, couple's work and cross cultural themes. These are just a few themes named and I am happy to talk more in depth.

This is what I can offer you:

  • I can help create meaning when difficult feelings arise and offer a different perspective on 'life's curve balls' such as bereavement, family conflict, frustrations at work.
  • I will support you to implement change in your life, assist in understanding your defences, emotional blocks at a pace that is safe.
  • Collaboratively working together to understand why and when anxiety is triggered and develop self-soothing strategies.
  • Often counselling can be seen as "talking therapy" and I can offer different ways of working such as experiments, drawings, body awareness and movement.
  • Benefits of counselling include developing a deeper sense of calm, empowerment, awareness and increased self assurance , please see below NHS page for more information

I have over 10 years experience in a diverse mix of professional settings which include social services, youth charities and corporate settings.My practice offers a warm, confidential and discreet environment in Clapham Common and Shoreditch. 

By recognising  unhelpful patterns of behaviour, you can reduce internal conflict and develop a greater sense of compassion towards yourself and others.

For more information please check out my website

Next Steps

Call me for a free initial telephone consultation, so you can tell me what areas you would like to cover and this will enable me to have insight into what we can achieve together or if you prefer you can email me. I will respond within 24 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Gestalt Counselling  - The Gestalt Centre, London - (BACP accredited)

Certificate in Humanistic Counselling - The Gestalt Centre, London - (BACP accredited)

I am a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I abide by the BACP's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

I have worked for various counselling agencies and charities supporting individuals and couples through bereavement, trauma, communication difficulty, intimacy and I am currently working in private practice.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Fees: £60 for individuals and £80 for couples

Duration: 50 mins - weekly sessions

*cancellation fee is the cost of the session if less than a week's notice is given

Further information

Client Feedback:

"Umaa is warm and friendly and instantly put me at ease. She is compassionate, non judgemental and empathic."  Joseph, 52 - Digital Director - Dec 2017

"She listens carefully and what she picks up; she feeds back in a gentle, caring manner."
Meera, 19 - Student - Jan 2015

"She made me feel safe and secure. She listens attentively and helped me to control my anxiety. Highly recommended." 
Vanya, 33 - Project Manager- Apr 2016

What is Gestalt?
There is no fixed method or one size fits all solution. Gestalt is about working in the present but does not exclude the past. It is noticing body sensations and tensions and by raising awareness of the body we can become better equipped to self care.

I welcome any questions you may have.

Maps & Directions

London, EC2A
London, SW4

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Tuesday evenings - Clapham Wednesday evenings - Shoreditch

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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