Kaoru Ishiyama, UKCP
Psychotherapy is not easy to define in a single word or statement. Put simply, it provides an opportunity to explore any difficulties or concerns that you have in a confidential environment with someone professionally trained in listening. Therapy is a place to talk through and reflect on complex thoughts and feelings. The number of sessions needed depends on the individual’s difficulties and circumstances.
As a psychotherapist, I provide a safe, supportive and non-judgemental place where the client feels able to explore their difficulties and challenges. Through exploring and reflecting on difficulties a client is able to discover their unvoiced or unnamed feelings, achieve a clearer understanding and a deeper sense of self. As appropriate, I also use other approaches, such as drawing or imagery, to further facilitate emotional expression.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my professional training at the Minster Centre where I recieved an MA in Integrative psychotherapy and counselling.
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Integrative psychotherapy and counselling.
I am registered with UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy).
Certificate in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy Training with Dr. Susan Johnson, Ed.D., C. Psych.
Certificate in Making Trauma Therapy Safer with Babette Rothschild, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Separation and cultural issues (living away from home or country)
International married couples
My fees: Individual £60.00 (East Finchley) and £80.00 (Central London).
There are a limited number of concessionary rates available.
I practise in East Finchley (N2); in Central London.
I offer therapy in English as well as in Japanese.
Skype sessions are also available for people who live outside London or the UK.