Mari Yamamoto, Psychotherapist UKCP reg, Psychosexual Therapist COSRT acc

Mari Yamamoto, Psychotherapist UKCP reg, Psychosexual Therapist COSRT acc

Hamilton Road
W5 2EE

07879 811 395

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Hamilton Road
W5 2EE

07879 811 395

About me

If you are looking for a fully qualified psychotherapist in Ealing who is professional, calm and down to earth and has a varied mix of background, please get in touch.  I am a psychotherapist registered with the UKCP.  I am also a psychosexual and relationship therapist accredited by COSRT.  I have been offering psychotherapy and counselling for 13 years and it has been seven years since I started to work with couple clients.  I feel passionate about what psychotherapy can offer in order to improve emotional quality of life.

Reflecting cosmopolitan mix of west London population, clients in my Ealing practice have diverse backgrounds. I welcome diversity in my practice.  The common thread of these clients is that they want to have more satisfactory life than the one they have now.  Motivation for self-scrutiny is crucial for a good outcome of counselling and psychotherapy.

The difficulties I can work with include anxiety, depression, eating disorder, obsession and compulsive behavior, stress and panic attacks.  Any of these difficulties can have interpersonal implications.  I therefore work with relationship issues as well.

My special interest lies in psychosexual and relationship therapy.  In this discipline of psychotherapy, sexual problems are often understood as related to that person's feelings, thoughts, behavior and relationships, including historical relationships.  It is also important to have the physiological problems of sexual functioning appropriately treated along the psychosexual and relationship therapy.

In my private practice, the majority of the clients self-refer.  Every now and then I receive referrals from an EAP (Employment Assistance Programme) for tightly-boundaried time-limited counseling for individual and couple clients. In addition to my practice in Ealing, I also work at a busy sexual clinic in King's College Hospital, offering time-limited psychosexual counseling to individual and couple clients.  Clients at King's College Hospital are exclusively referred by NHS medical professionals in the catchment area.  Please read below (under Training, qualifications and experience) for some examples of psychosexual difficulties I can deal with.

My orientation is integrative.  No emotional difficulties exist in isolation; usually there is a hitherto development leading to the current problem.  I believe that, on the basis of your present situation, your future can be different depending on how much you want to realize changes in you.  Psychotherapy can help people understand how the problem has come about, how the background has impacted them and what can be changed in their own mind.  As a consequence of changes in clients, it can also facilitate resolving relationship difficulties.

Psychotherapy and counseling do not use moral judgment, barring a few circumstances.  You and I will talk about things not on the basis of right-or-wrong but on the basis of how things have come about and what would fit you best so that you can live your life satisfactorily, maintaining and nurturing fulfilling relationship with other people. 

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Give me a call without obligation to my mobile (07879 811 395) and find out if I could help you.  Alternatively do feel free to email me at for any enquiries.  I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Here is a summary of my main qualifications;

  • MSc, Integrative psychotherapy
  • Clinical diploma, Integrative psychotherapy
  • Post-graduate diploma, Psychosexual and relationship therapy
  • Certificate, Emotionally focused therapy
  • Post-graduate foundation certificate, Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Certificate, Couples work
  • Foundation certificate, Psychotherapeutic counselling

My practice now

My current private practice is based in Ealing W5.  Away from this practice, I also work as a psychosexual counsellor at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation trust, treating individual and couple clients who are referred by various medical staff working in the catchment area.  The examples of psychosexual difficulties which I can treat are; low desire, pain during intercourse, premature ejaculation and erectile difficulties.

My practice before

I used to work for individual and couple clients at a group private practice in the City.  I also worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist at various counselling charities in London and in Scotland.  During my training, I shadowed a consultant psychiatrist who was in charge of a busy closed ward in an NHS hospital in west London as she offered treatment sessions to in- and out-patients.

My training

The Masters training was an intensive and extensive five-year training which approved qualification only to attendants who achieved rigorous integration in theoretical knowledge, clinical experience and personal psychological consolidation.  After I achieved this cornerstone, my interest has been leaning towards psychosexual and relationship difficulties.

My integrative approach consists of contemporary and classic psychodynamic theories.  It has been helpful as I deepen my special interest in psychosexual and relationship therapy since, it appears to me that, the way people establish and nurture close bond with others, including that of sexual nature, has correlation with what they learnt, both pre-verbally and verbally, about how to form close relationships.

I am a registered psychotherapist with UKCP through Humanistic and Integrative College as well as an accredited psychosexual and relationship therapist with COSRT.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Couples work

Couples often achieve satisfactory change within six to twelve sessions of couples counselling by sharply focusing on a particular issue.  Crucial factors for good outcome are willingness on both partners to improve their relationship and to hold oneself accountable for their own part of the relational change.


Fees for each session cost;

  • £50 for individual clients
  • £60 for couple clients

Every session is 50-minutes long and starts on the hour.  Please pay cash at the start of each session.

Further information


There is one parking space which you can use for free.  Please enquire details when you get in touch with me.

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Public transport - tubes and overground trains

My practice is less than ten minutes walk from the following stations;

  • Ealing Broadway; served by Central and District lines and overground trains from Paddington
  • Ealing Common; served by District and Piccadilly lines
  • North Ealing; served by Piccadilly line

Maps & Directions

London, W5 2EE

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Japanese


Monday - Friday during the day / Monday - Thursday in the evening until 9pm

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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