Yuko Nippoda M.A. (Couns), UKCP Registered, BACP Snr Accredited

Yuko Nippoda M.A. (Couns), UKCP Registered, BACP Snr Accredited


020 8810 1813

About me

  • Are you suffering from anxiety, depression or difficulties with relationships?
  • Are you looking for a counsellor who you feel safe with and find it easy to talk to about the issues that you are facing?
  • Do you want to talk to a counsellor who will help you to empower yourself and facilitate change and growth?

My Experience

I have 30 years experience of working in the fields of counselling and psychotherapy, with extensive experience in working with clients from many different cultures on a wide range of psychological and mental health issues. My services are available to all adults aged 18 or above. I see clients from all over the world making good use of my background and training in cross-cultural counselling. I provide sessions in either English or Japanese.

I have published many academic and professional papers in my specialist field as well as newspaper articles for a general readership. I also offer workshops, training and public speaking, and have given talks on the broadcast media about mental health and psychological issues.

I have a lot of experience in helping with depression, anxiety and relationship issues. I have worked in universities, Intercultural Therapy Centres, primary care and private practice over 30 years.

How I work

I am very down to earth and you will find me easy to talk to, as I offer a supportive and non-judgemental environment, making you feel safe to talk about the issues you bring to my consulting room. The qualities I bring to the session are my humanity, humour and sense-of-self. Of course, we discuss serious issues in counselling and I am attentive to you showing empathy. It is also important to take these aspects to make counselling fun exchanging our energy and creativity, which is a necessary process for change. I also use dream, image work, visualisation and drawings.

My approach focuses on helping you feel heard and understood so that you can experience acceptance and healing. This will equip you with the tools to deal more effectively with recurring issues and cope with any new ones developing more resilience.

I strongly believe that your difficulties can be an opportunity for you to change and grow, and your hardships can be used as a positive force for change. I aim to help you through the use of psychological knowledge to alleviate your problems and explore the issues which affect your daily life.

My venue

The venue is 10-15 minutes walk from Ealing Broadway Station and there are also frequent bus services from the Station. There are off street parking spaces available in my practice.


Why not book an initial assessment with me to see if we can work together?

Training, qualifications & experience


  • MA in Counselling Studies --- Keele University
  • Gestalt psychotherapy --- Metanoia Institute
  • Integrative advanced psychotherapy --- PHYSIS
  • Psychodynamic cross-cultural psychotherapy --- Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre
  • Clinical supervision and transpersonal psychotherapy --- Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy Education


  • Certificate in Counselling --- Sophia University
  • Telephone-Counselling Training in English --- Tokyo English Life Line

I am a fully qualified, United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registered psychotherapist and British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) senior accredited counsellor.


  • BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor (2011)
  • Diploma in Supervision (2001)
  • BACP Accredited Counsellor (2000)
  • UKCP Registered Psychotherapist (1997)
  • M.A. in Counselling Studies (1994)
  • Certificate in counselling (1990)

I also regularly participate in continuing professional development in order to maintain the standard of my work.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

My special interests include cross-cultural issues, and I have worked with people from many ethnicities and cultures. I also offer counselling and psychotherapy in English to people who are not native English speakers. I have conducted research and published many academic and professional papers on cross-cultural issues.

In recent years, I have developed an interest in, and worked on the psychological effects of long-term physical illness.

I used to work as a student counsellor in higher education, therefore I am very comfortable working with students and young adults.


£70 per session for individual counselling (50 minutes). Sessions are normally weekly. Payment is by cash, cheque, BACS and Debit or Credit cards.

Your treatment fees may be covered by private medical insurance, but please verify this with me and your provider before any treatment commences..

For couple counselling, please enquire for fees and frequencies.

The sessions are confidential. During the first session, I will explain the terms and conditions and we will discuss if we can work together.

Further information

I am also a fully qualified supervisor, being registered with United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and I offer supervision for other counsellors, psychotherapists and those who are in training.

Maps & Directions

Ealing, W5

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Japanese



Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am also a fully qualified supervisor obtained Diploma from CCPE in 2000 and I am registered with United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as a supervisor.

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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