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Who I am, now.

Hello, my name is Umaa Thampu MBACP (regd) and I am a registered Gestalt Counsellor.
I became a counsellor after being inspired by my own journey as a client and I studied at The Gestalt Centre in London. My practice offers a warm and discreet environment in South London. I have over 10 years experience in a diverse mix of professional settings which include social services, youth charities and bereavement placements. I feel passionate about encouraging others to tell their stories of life, love and loss as this can empower and improve the wellbeing of individuals.

I work alongside you, at your pace and will ask you to reflect on what are your needs in this moment. I can help create meaning when life hits you with a ‘curve ball’. By recognising unhelpful patterns of behaviour, you can reduce internal conflict and develop a greater sense of compassion towards yourself and others.


I have extensive knowledge on anxiety, trauma, identity, sexuality, relationships, work place stress/ burn out and cross-cultural issues. I thrive working with imagination and intuition, for example using drawings, noticing body sensations and I welcome any other creative possibilities. I enjoy working with groups, couples and individuals and I have had the opportunity to speak about self- care in occupational settings.

I practice from Clapham South, SW12 and Balham, SW12. All locations have good transport links to rail and tube. I am committed to continuing professional development and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework.


Thank you for visiting and I welcome any questions you may have.


Umaa is warm and friendly and instantly put me at ease. She is compassionate and empathic.  



She listens carefully and what she picks up; she feedbacks in a gentle, caring manner.  

Client Feedback


She made me feel safe and secure. She listens attentively and helped me to control my anxiety.