About Me

My name is Judy Nkechukwu and I am the founder of Therawake. In 2001, I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Counselling and have since worked in various sectors with some of the most vulnerable clients. These sectors include Education Welfare Service, Children and Families Social Care, Barnardos, National Probation Service, Youth Services, Youth Offending Teams, Children’s Homes, Adult Mental Health provisions, Family Mediation and Therapy services and Education.

My name is Judy Nkechukwu and I am the founder of Therawake. In 2001, I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Counselling and have since worked in various sectors with some of the most vulnerable clients. These sectors include Education Welfare Service, Children and Families Social Care, Barnardos, National Probation Service, Youth Services, Youth Offending Teams, Children’s Homes, Adult Mental Health provisions, Family Mediation and Therapy services and Education.

Connection

A creative and expressive delivery

Using a creative and expressive delivery, my interventions provide clients, corporations, teams and colleagues with a therapeutic experience. I recognised the connection between creativity and psychotherapy and subsequently trained as a Dramatherapist in 2012. After completing a month-long clinical study in the Caribbean and presenting my findings at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, I was inspired to develop my practice in trauma-focused forms of psychotherapy globally.

At Therawake, we offer Dramatherapy, Counselling, EMDR, and Clinical Supervision to clients, trainee Psychotherapists and Dramatherapists, qualified therapists, social workers, teachers, Senior Leadership Teams, Directors and CEO’s. Our experienced and registered practitioners and therapists provide bespoke training and high-quality delivery to help clients delve into their narratives and explore opportunities for healing.

Booking a session is easy! Simply complete the online form and we will contact you with available slots and further details on how to secure an initial Chemistry Session. You have made a great step today by visiting our page and we invite you to take the next step by connecting with us. You are in the right place!

I am registered with the British Association of Dramatherapists, Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC), ICO, EMDR Association, BAATN and WPA Private Health Insurance.

I work with: Ealing Council, Plias, Harris Academy, Women and Girls Network, Safelives, TCES, Bristol Grammar School, Khulisa, Ditton Park Academy, YMCA West Sussex, Adoption Support Fund, Children’s Homes, MIND, School’s Counselling Partnership, ArtsEd and the Refugee Council.

Welcome and Introduction to Therawake

Judy Nkechukwu, Founder and CEO

Registered Psychotherapist

“The process of rebuilding involves clearing the ground, securing foundations, and then building one brick at a time…this is reflective of my Clinical Supervision with Judy. Over the last few months, Judy has facilitated an open space, and reminded me of my deep foundations as a therapist and individual. Through our sessions, she is also challenging and encouraging me to rebuild my confidence in who I am, and in my clinical practice.

Building takes time…sometimes there is clear progress, at other times another “rock” is uncovered, and at all times, patience and hope for growth is needed. I value Judy’s integrity and commitment to the process”.

Louisa, Dance and Movement Psychotherapist

Training & Qualifications