Mari Yamamoto, Psychotherapist UKCP reg, MSc, COSRT acc.
07879 811 395
I am a psychotherapist and counsellor, offering support through psychotherapy to individuals and couples. At my practice I create safe and confidential space, which you can use to explore what exactly is causing you anxiety, how your depression is spoiling the enjoyment of life or how your relationship is being jeopardised.
Current situations causing unhappiness
People who come to see me all know what kind of concrete situations are triggering their distress. The trigger could be;
- worsening habits which they feel ashamed of or cannot make sense of
- escalating disagreements with the partner
- dissatisfying sexual intimacy and/or performance
- breakup of a significant relationship
- difficult family members
- losing significant others without satisfactory closure
- a number of rejections in courtships or
- challenging work environment.
Many of these people have tried to stop the events from repeating or to change the situations without much success. If you are facing similar situations, do get in touch.
Benefits of psychotherapy and counselling
Psychotherapy and counselling is beneficial by way of cultivating and deepening self-awareness through penetrating the apparent observable behaviors, thoughts and feelings. People normally have psychological coping mechanism, which was created earlier in life to adjust to the surroundings. This adjustment, still operating in the present, appears to be affecting their current behaviors and feelings.
Experience of offering psychotherapy and counselling over the past twelve years has shown me that psychotherapy can change life. Clients acquire a new way of understanding themselves and use this new knowledge to the effect of feeling more robust and resolving relationship issues.
Psychotherapy and counselling - difference
It is generally understood that counselling is appropriate to deal with difficulties caused by one-off recent events whereas psychotherapy is suitable for issues which have been going on for a while. Counselling usually takes a time-limited format; most counselling charities, where clients' contributions are minimal, offer this type of service. On the other hand psychotherapy runs on open-ended basis, offering potential for wide and deep reflection.
Before the start
I am aware that many clients reflect for a while on whether to start seeing a psychotherapist or not. Starting psychotherapy, let alone counselling, requires a decision to take a tentative plunge into the unknown. If you think that this unknown process which I could support and facilitate is better than your current (perhaps worsening) known, then psychotherapy and counselling may offer you something valuable. If life looks like this to you at the moment, do get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
Here is a summary of my main training and qualifications;
- Psychotherapist, UKCP registetereds
- Psychosexual and relationship therapist, COSRT accredited
- Master of Science, Integrative psychotherapy
- Clinical diploma, Integrative psychotherapy
- Post-graduate diploma, Psychosexual and relationship therapy
- Certificate, Emotionally focused therapy
- Post-graduate foundation certificate, Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Certificate, Couples work
- Foundation certificate, Psychotherapeutic counselling
In addition to my private practice in Ealing, I currently work as a psychosexual counsellor at a sexual clinic within King's College Hospital, offering tightly boundaried counselling.
I recently offered counsel to a film director and script writer who plans to produce a film on Bulimia Nervosa.
In the past I worked with people referred from a private practice which is run by an NHS consultant urologist doctor as well as from a professional dance school. I also once worked in a private group practice in the City and various counselling charities in London and Scotland.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Bulimia nervosa
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Relationship issues
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.
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|