Who we are

Founded in 2007 and based in North London, GroOops Dyslexia Aware Counselling is a Charity (Reg. No: 1168098).  We are a team of professionals from a variety of backgrounds offering an array of services exclusively specialising in addressing the emotional repercussions of dyslexia.

We understand:

  • Dyslexia can result in a variety of constitutional difficulties including feelings of anxiety, frustration, anger and depression.
  • An inherent low working memory can cause difficulties in remembering instructions, contributing to discussions and following procedures which can impact on a dyslexic person’s self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • It can take up huge amounts of energy just to keep going day to day and at times there are feelings of complete isolation, overwhelm and despair.

Our team:

Our qualified dyslexia aware counsellors, practitioners and mentors understand the emotional repercussions dyslexia can cause.  

They are specifically trained in our GroOops multi-disciplinary and psycho-educational approach.

We are also proud to be affiliated with the Counselling Directory, listed on their website here.

Where does our name come from?


The frustration we often feel.


Three oOo’s – because to us it just looks right.


Getting something wrong.

It is great that there is an organisation that is dedicated to supporting people who have dyslexia, but also that support is provided to their partners


I've found the process very therapeutic. My quest was to understand my dyslexic daughter better. I have better understanding which has lead to greater appreciation and a better understanding of what measures to put in place to support her.


The GroOops talk on Dyslexia was life changing. Pennie made complete sense of our son’s undiagnosed and lost teenage years. With renewed positivity and hope, we now have a foundation of knowledge which will enable us all to start restructuring his life.

Event Attendee, “Mad, Bad, Sad or just dyslexic?

A caring and well designed service, tailored to you.


I really enjoyed the use of visual learning tools (puppets) in particular. Being dyslexic I can refer very quickly back to the images in my mind’s eye, which encompass the message of what was being said, alongside the visual aid.

Event Attendee, “Mad, Bad, Sad or just dyslexic?

It's not just the sheer wealth of content I've taken away & the learning of new techniques, but equally a learning of self, a greater understanding of who I am as an individual & how that can not only contribute to my own growth but also that of my clients too.

Training Participant