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Access to services


Services are available to all adults 18 years of age or above and to all ethnic groups regardless of race, culture and religion. They are not limited to Japan-UK issues and a wide range of issues as stated below. Sessions are offered to individuals, couples and groups.






Examples of issues addressed


Relationships

  • interpersonal relationships
  • family relationships
  • couple relationships

Organisational issues

  • work related issues
  • study related issues
  • bullying
  • discrimination

Cultural and social issues

  • cultural adaptation
  • cross-cultural transition
  • minority issues
  • second generation issues
  • racial discrimination

Personal and professional development

  • challenging negative thoughts
  • using negative feelings as a force for change to positive outcomes
  • anger management
  • assertiveness
  • raising self-awareness
  • relaxation
  • listening skills
  • communication skills
  • life coaching

Psychological or mental health issues

  • stress management
  • self-esteem
  • self-image
  • confidence
  • fear
  • phobias
  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • psychosomatic conditions
  • life/work pressure
  • personal or cultural identity
  • confusion
  • lack of direction in life

Domestic issues

  • abuse
  • loss and bereavement
  • trauma

Others


If you have other issues or you cannot identify your issues, please contact so that we can discuss them.






Venue


(1) Ealing, London, W5 --- 15 minutes walk or very frequent bus services from Ealing Broadyway.



Consultating room

Consulting room



(2) Paddington, London, W2


Canal - scenery near the venue










5 minutes walk from Warwick Avenue Station on the Bakerloo Line. 10 minutes walk from Paddington Station.








Duration and frequency of sessions



  • Duration --- one session lasts 50 minutes for individual therapy and 60 minutes for couple therapy

  • Frequency --- usually once a week
    or twice a week for certain cases





Fees


Fees are available on request. Your treatment fees may be covered by private medical insurance, but please verify this with me and your provider before treatment commences. Please contact for more information.






Duration of treatment


The length of the treatment would depend on the issue you are working on and the goals of the work. There are two ways of contracting: one is open ended and the other is limited duration. We discuss this at the first session, and decide by mutual agreement. It is important that you come every week within the period that we decide. If you want to terminate the contract, please give me at least three weeks' notice.






Ethos


The themes for therapy are "change and growth" and "understanding of self". The work focuses on helping people to find their own resources and using them effectively to grow to their full potential. Exploration of the "sense of self" is an essential element of the work.






Orientation and approaches


My work is informed by an Integrative approach based on the Five Relationship Model, which includes Gestalt, Existential, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural and Transpersonal from culture-centred perspectives. However, my work has been mostly influenced by Humanistic approaches. I explore cultural issues and how culture affects the therapeutic relationship and clients issues.

The relationship between myself and the client is central to my work. What happens in the dynamics of the relationship between the therapist and client reflects what happens to the client in the outside world. I focus on what is happening between the client and me, and help the client to become more aware of what he/she is doing in the relationship. Together, we identify what is blocking the client from becoming who he/she wants to be and decide on how to change.

The qualities I bring with me to the session are my humanity, humour and sense of self. I also use experiential and creative interventions such as dream, image work, visualisation or pictures.






The first session and the process


The first session is the opportunity for both parties to get to know each other. We discuss the issues you bring to the sessions, whether we want to work together, how we want to work and the duration of the treatment. If both parties agree to work together, we will start the treatment and clients are expected to attend every week as long as the contract lasts.






Confidentiality


The sessions are confidential. The details are explained at the first session.






Code of ethics


I abide by the code of ethics of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre.








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