Jookyoung Kim

Psychotherapist (MSc, MUKCP) & Psychologist (MSc)

About me

Hi, I’m a highly qualified and professionally experienced psychotherapist/counsellor and psychologist. I have abundant experience working with clients from varying backgrounds and cultures in the NHS and the private settings, for both the short-term and long-term periods.

I understand that it can be very stressful for people to talk about their own issues or distress. I strive to create warm, safe, comfortable and therapeutic space for all clients, providing them with non-judgmental acceptance and empathic support. I listen to clients closely and explore their inner world attentively, whilst sharing my insightful understanding to assist the clients to make sense of what’s happening to them internally or externally, or to make new meanings of their thought and behaviour.

I do not try to offer clients so-called expert’s version of solution or advice. Rather, I offer therapeutic work tailored to suit the individual needs of each client, whilst acting as a facilitator to the clients’ process to find their own ways to deal with their issues. This will not only lead them to experience self-discovery and self-acceptance, but will also help them to strengthen or recover their innate natural self-healing process.

I value every client as a person of worth unconditionally. You can expect to feel listened to, understood and supported by me throughout your therapeutic journey with me that will lead you to therapeutic change.

I'm located in Walthamstow, London E17. If you need further information about myself or my therapeutic work, please feel free to explore my Jooky Therapy website (https://jookytherapy.com/) or email me (jookytherapy@gmail.com). I try to reply to all emails on the day of receipt :)

HOW TO GET STARTED

For all clients who contact me for psychotherapy/counselling, I suggest a 30-minute initial assessment session which incurs a fee of £30. This is to explore together what brought you to therapy and what you hope to gain through therapy, as well as how I as a psychotherapist can help and support you.

After the initial assessment, if you and I both agree on working together, we will discuss on whether we will have short-term or long-term sessions or open-ended sessions, and proceed to have regular sessions. Weekly sessions are generally considered to be ideal, but you can request more often (e.g. twice a week) or less frequent (e.g. biweekly or monthly) sessions.

If you want to book an initial assessment session, please feel free to contact me! (When I’m in the session with clients, I will not be able to answer your call. In this case, please email me.)

Training, qualifications & experience

My Degrees/Qualifications:

  • MSc in Contemporary Person Centred Psychotherapy and Applications [with a Distinction] – Middlesex University
  • MSc in Social and Cultural Psychology [with a Distinction] – London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
  • Diploma in Contemporary Person-centred Psychotherapy – Metanoia Institute
  • Diploma in Person-centred Counselling – Metanoia Institute

Psychotherapy/Counselling Experience:

  • As a psychological therapist, I worked at the IAPT service in the NHS for three and half years. I also worked for two different community counselling centres in London for three years, as well as for a counselling research centre for one year.
  • I am currently running a private practice - Jooky Therapy - in Walthamstow,  London E17.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

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

UK Council for 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

  • Guilt / shame
  • Immigration / refugee
  • Experience of racism
  • Identity (e.g. social, cultural, racial, gender, sexual, etc.)
  • Culture related issues such as cultural adjustment

Photos & videos

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

* Individual therapy 

For an initial assessment session: £30 for 30 minutes (both in person and online)

For a regular psychotherapy/counselling session:

  • £70 per 50-minute session (both in person and online)
  • If you book and prepay for more than 4 sessions in advance, I offer a discounted fee [e.g. 4 sessions for £250 (instead of £280) and 8 sessions for £480 (instead of £560)].
  • I also do offer a special discount for students who do not have any income and charge £50 per session. For students who have any income, I charge £55 per session.  

* Couple therapy 

You can choose either a 50-minute session (£90) or a 75-minute session (£130).  

Availability

I’m available from Monday to Friday (mornings, afternoons and evenings) and have limited availability on Saturday.

Further information

I have had research articles published in prestigious international psychotherapy and counselling journals. You may find this research article helpful in gaining further insight into how I as a person-centred therapist work with clients.

Kim (2018), ‘Consideration of the applicability of person-centred therapy to culturally varying clients, focusing on the actualising tendency and self-actualisation – from East Asian perspective’, Person-Centred & Experiential Psychotherapies.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14779757.2018.1506817

London
UK
E17

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Additional languages

Korean

Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp
Zoom
Jookyoung Kim

Jookyoung Kim