Lakhita Uppal is a committed, curious and positive therapist who provides an empathic and supportive space for individuals to explore who they are and what they may be feeling. She holds a holistic, solution-based approach to mental health and wellbeing, rooted in the anti-medical model.
Lakhita has an integrative approach to working with clients, drawing upon strong person-centred values to create a secure, non-hierarchical therapeutic relationship, which ultimately is used as the vehicle for change. She firmly believes in the unique and individual worth of every being, and strives to understand an individual on the deepest level. Lakhita also uses CBT, to help individuals identify patterns of behaviour and associated emotions and thoughts; Transactional Analysis, to understand personal relationships in the context of wellbeing; and Mindfulness, to explore sensations of reduced anxiety and distress. Lakhita carefully and thoughtfully tailors work to meet the changing needs of each individual.
Lakhitahas previously used her counselling skills in the realms of social justice; working in youth offending establishments and secure mental health hospitals to support individuals in challenging environments. Understanding the individual behind any label, title or stigma within these settings has greatly informed Lakhita’s values.
Lakhitais also a qualified yoga teacher whose practice goes beyond the physical. Dailymeditation work and self-reflection ensures that Lakhita is truly present in every moment.
Lakhita is a trainee Counselling Psychologist working towards her Doctorate. A member of the BPS, Lakhita has a BSc in Psychology and MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Lakhita is currently working within The Awareness Centre’s NHS counselling service in Wandsworth.
Lakhita is also able to hold sessions in Punjabi.