Mari Yamamoto, Psychotherapist UKCP reg, MSc, COSRT acc.
07879 811 395
I am a psychotherapist and counsellor, providing psychotherapy to both individuals and couples. I offer a confidential and calm time and space where you and I together explore issues which are causing you difficulties, pain or unhappiness, preventing you from flourishing in life, enjoying various activities or establishing and maintaining fulfilling relationships.
Many people who come to therapy are affected by past events in various relatonships. Such events have effects on their adult lives, influencing feelings and behaviours. However, how the events have ongoing impact has not been fully understood. Exploration through counselling and psychotherapy is benefitial in helping people understand the source of adaptations which often goes back to childhood.
Experience of working with clients over the past twelve years has shown me that psychotherapy can change life. People gain self-awareness and use this new knowledge to understand and resolve their interpersonal difficulties.
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.
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Bulimia nervosa
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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 a 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.
- Relationship issues – on your own or with your partner?
- Relationship issues – 'He/she does not understand'
There is one parking space which you can use for free. Please enquire details when you get in touch with me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday during the day / Monday - Thursday in the evening until 9pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|