Psychotherapy provides a place to create happier and healthier relationships with yourself and those people around you that you consider important. You will work with somebody qualified and experienced in supporting people just like you. Psychotherapy is somewhere to understand yourself better and feel more confident and empowered in the choices you make.
I like to work creatively with my clients integrating body work, creative writing and art materials. In the therapeutic work we do together, I will provide you with the best of care, and develop a professional relationship based on confidentiality, trust and respect.
I work with a wide range of presenting issues including dealing with anxiety, confidence, depression, isolation, long-term chronic illnesses, loss, personal development, relationships, self-esteem, social anxiety and stress.
For my psychotherapy specialisms please go to each section to find out more:
Relational Body Psychotherapy
Sex and Relationship Emotional Support for those with live with learning support needs or a disability.
Shine LGBTQIA+ Affirmative One to One Psychotherapy and Group Work
I also offer Group Therapy; Supervision; Training & Consultancy Services; and Public Speaking & Writingaround themes of well-being or my specialisms for journals and magazines. I am happy to work for statutory or voluntary sector organisations offering Counselling or Supervision on a freelance basis, for small or large projects.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced Community Development and Volunteer Development worker, skilled at engaging marginalised communities such as the: BAME, Faith and LGBT communities. Adept at developing trusting and respectful relationships, finding creative methods to reach out to both young people and adults. I have the tenacity & self-awareness to work in challenging situations.
I combine a deep knowledge of community development with project management skills. Please see the charities I’ve worked for section for more information.
- Relational Body Psychotherapy: Touching the Relational Edge, Open Centre
- Diploma in Trauma Therapy| NAOS Institute
- A Gestalt Approach to working with Children and Adolescents (CPD)| Gestalt Centre
- Certified Psychotherapeutic Supervisor| LCCTA
- Diploma in Applied Group-work Skills| WPF – London Bridge
- Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling| Lambeth College
Further Professional Training:
- Autism, Gender and Sexuality Conference
- Working alongside Trans, Gender Diverse and Questioning People, Gendered Intelligence
- Intersecting Identities, Pink Therapy Conference
- Grief Therapy, BACP
- The Physiology of Trauma, Babette Rothschild
- Treating out of Control Sexual Behaviour, Douglas Braun-Harvey & Pink Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Mental Health First Aid
- Mastering the Addictive Personality (CPD)| http://theaddictivepersonality.co.uk
- Sexual Health & Young People with Learning Disabilities (CPD)| Sheffield Sexual Health
- Essentials, Pink Therapy
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
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
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.
Working ethically is the cornerstone to the one to one counselling, group therapy and supervision Joel offers.
Chai-Yoel will invite you to an initial session with him so that together you can explore whether this is the right time for you to start either one to one group psychotherapy. Joel considers the most important part of the psychotherapeutic relationship is the relationship and connection between therapist and client. Chai-Yoel charges a flat fee £55 for the initial session to confirm the initial session full payment is required before the session. If you miss or cancel an assessment session without 48 hours’ notice the full flat fee is payable.
Fees are on a sliding scale according to your income.
Daytime (9am – 6pm) appointments £50
Evening appointments (After 6.30pm) £60 - £80
Daytime or evening appointments £50 - £60
Psychotherapeutic Supervision/ Professional Mentoring:
Daytime appointments £50
Evening appointments £60
Chai-Yoel offers concessions to daytime appointments where appropriate.
If you miss a session, please provide me with 7 days or more notice, otherwise the fee is payable.
In exceptional circumstances, such as a medical emergency, if you give a minimum of 48 hours’ notice I will charge 50% of session which will cover my basic costs. If I have to cancel a session or take leave, I will try to provide you with a minimum of one week’s notice, I will offer you an alternative slot either in person, or via telephone or Skype where I can.
If either of us feels it is time to bring our sessions together to an end, we will discuss the matter and agree an ending plan. In long-term work, anything longer then 6 months I require a minimum of one month’s notice to end our work together, otherwise I will charge 50% of your monthly fee.
Monday to Thursday 9am to 9pm. Fridays 9am to 2pm. I am also am able to see clients over the weekends on an ad hoc basis.
Groups can offer a space to explore how you relate interpersonally, a place to safely explore aspects of your identity or culture, to challenge yourself, they can also look at a specific issue for example assertiveness, dealing with difficult emotions, living with depression or social anxiety. I have been offering group work for nearly twenty years and this has included conducting personal development and therapeutic groups in the voluntary and community sector.
A Personal Development Group or Therapy Group offers:
A space where you can gain peer support and learn from each other.
Learn how to accept oneself and others.
An opportunity for you to grow in confidence, self-esteem and to feel less isolated.
A space to deal with the highs and lows of life.
A space where you can gain support and ideas from others for making changes in the future.
If you are an organisation enquiring about offering groups such as a personal development group for employees or a themed group depending what your employees are presenting with. I can tailor a group to meet your organisational needs and budget.