About me

Psychotherapy provides a place to create happier and healthier relationships with yourself and the people around you that you consider important.

Through psychotherapy I will offer you a safe space to understand yourself better, where you can feel more confident and empowered in the choices you make. My private practice is based in north and central London, and via Zoom in English.

Psychotherapy provides a place to create happier and healthier relationships with yourself and the people around you that you consider important.

Through psychotherapy I will offer you a safe space to understand yourself better, where you can feel more confident and empowered in the choices you make. My private practice is based in north and central London, and via Zoom in English.

Specialisms:

Gender, Sexuality & Relationship Diversity
Relational Body Psychotherapy
Trauma Therapy
Youth Counselling
Group Therapy
Mindfulness

How I work:
I describe myself as a Relational Body and Trauma Psychotherapist. I use a mixture of models depending on works for you and what you are bringing. I like to work creatively with you integrating body work, creative writing and art materials; it really depends on what works for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Career background
My early career was in the hospitality and catering industry, since then I have worked in the fields of health, social and youth work helping people to take charge of their health and well-being. I am an experienced Community Development and Volunteer Development worker, skilled at engaging marginalised communities such as the BAME, Faith and GRSD communities. Intersectionality is at the core of how I work. I am adept at developing trusting and respectful relationships, and finding creative methods to reach out to both young people and adults. I have the tenacity and self-awareness to work in challenging situations, where I combine my deep knowledge of community development and well-being with my project management skills.

Throughout my career I have learnt - and continue to learn - that having a good relationship is the key to a good outcome.

I know from my own personal experience that if we cannot feel, accept being challenged, and look at how our past affects our present then it can be difficult for us to move forward in our lives.

Qualifications
Mindfulness Teacher Training I Mindfulness Now, Oxford
Relational Body Psychotherapy: Touching the Relational Edge | Open Centre
A Gestalt Approach to Working with Children and Adolescents (CPD) | Gestalt Centre
Mastering the Addictive Personality (CPD) | Delivered by Carolyn Cowan
Diploma in Trauma Therapy | NAOS Institute
Certified Psychotherapeutic Supervisor | LCCTA
Diploma in Applied Group-work Skills | WPF Therapy, London Bridge
Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling | Lambeth College
Intermediate Counselling Skills/ Studies | Lambeth College

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Diversity

Chai - Yoel's aim is to always provide an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated and equality of opportunity is offered to all in a safe and supportive environment. Chai - Yoel recognises that we are all human and come with our own personal experiences of victimisation and discrimination.


Ethical Framework

Working ethically is the cornerstone to the one to one counselling, group therapy and supervision Joel offers.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

Initial query and meeting
I aim to respond to initial queries within 48 hours, and will offer you a free 30-minute telephone or Zoom introduction meeting as I believe that relationships are key to building successful outcomes.

If you would like to book an initial session with me I offer this at a flat fee of £55. Within the session you will explore if this is the right time for you to start therapy, and if I am the right therapist for you. In the initial session we negotiate the fee which is on a sliding scale according to your income.

Availability

Monday to Thursday 9am to 9pm. Fridays 9am to 2pm. 

Further information

Writer / speaker / trainer
I have experience of writing around themes of well-being and other specialisms for journals and magazines. My paper ‘The Chicken Soup of Identity’ was accepted for a book called ‘Non-Binary Lives: An Anthology of Intersecting Identities’, which was recommended by The Independent in both 2020 and 2021, and was a 2021 Lambda Literary Award Finalist. I am very proud of my involvement in the project, and you can read more about it on my Well-Being Writing page.

My public speaking has taken me across the world. In 2011, I delivered a workshop on ‘Dealing with Difficult Emotions as part of the Happy Life Conference in Taipei, Taiwan. Find out more on my Expert Speaker page.

I am also an experienced trainer delivering workshops, training and consultancy on a number of themes.

East Finchley
Barnet
N2

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Currently only working online during the pandemic this is to keep both me and my clients safe.

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I see Supervision as an important part of our work, either as Counsellors or for those offering support at emotional depth to marginalised communities such as Case Workers, Nurses or Key Workers.

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Chai-Yoel Korn

Chai-Yoel Korn