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Yumiko Kamata, BA (Psych), MS (Coun), MBACP; MBPsS

Leicester LE2 & London N1 07872 598557 / 0777 5691130 07872 598557 / 0777 5691130
Leicester LE2 & London N1
07872 598557 / 0777 5691130 07872 598557 / 0777 5691130

About me

          During the COVID-19 outbreak, I can also offer Online session.

I am a qualified integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor. Since therapy is not one size fits all, I work in the way that is most suitable to your preference by drawing on a number of established counselling and therapeutic approaches depending on your needs and preference (e.g.psychodynamic, CBT, humanistic). Integrative psychotherapy is also an approach to wellness that recognises the interconnection between mind, body and spirit.

I also integrate a body psychotherapy into my practise if necessary. Body is the container that holds the human pre-verbal experience before the mind labels them.Integrating body's instinctive 'felt sense' into therapeutic approaches you prefer can help us to be aware of what is really going on in the present and to heal underlying issues rooted in the past much more than the mind alone can do...the approach is known to be a safe way to deal with traumas.

I believe that at the heart of resilience is a belief in oneself. The safe and supportive space to work through our personal difficulties would enable us to be in touch with our real needs. A warm, non-judgmental and trustworthy voice is sometimes all you need to resonate with. However; we sometimes benefit from exploring our resources holistically, which may include thoughts, emotions, behaviours, images and physical sensations...

You do not have to suffer alone.

I am empathetic, non-judgmental, engaged and collaborative. Together, we can explore your needs and process what arises using the resources you have.

I also have a good understanding of the challenges that culturally diverse individuals and societies face.

  • Individual---I offer counselling (both short-term and long-term) to individuals to address the challenges that life can bring. I also provide somatic based trauma therapy influenced by somatic experiencing.
  • Embodied Couple/Family Therapy--- This is an alternate between individual and family counselling work to support family to increase emotional regulation capacity and enhance natural drive towards healthy relationship. Embodied couple/family therapy is short-term.
  • Older Adults --- During 3-years of my counselling master's course, I took some gerontology classes in order to deal with transitional issues related to ageing. I worked with older adults in Behavioural and Ageing program of non-profit social service agency for three years.
  • Children / Young people ---I believe that it is essential to integrate developmental perspectives and a systemic view of the child and his/her relationship with family, school, society and culture. The work with children might start with the child alone and involve the parents/carers later on. Sometimes I start with a parent and if necessary I meet with the child. I currently work as a school counsellor in primary schools.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

Bachelor of Art (BA) in Psychology  (Sophia University, 2000).

Masters of Science (MS) in Counselling (San Francisco State University, 2003).

PG Certification in Clinical Psychology (University of Birmingham, 2015).

*As part of my continuing professional development, I am currently taking Somatic Experiencing (SE) 3-years course.

Memberships

Registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

Graduate membership of British Psychological Society (MBPsS) with Graduate Basis of Charted Membership (GBC)

Training & Work Experiences

I got trained in Shiba children's counselling clinic, Family Service agency of San Francisco, primary & secondary schools, Care home, California Pacific Medical Centre (skilled nursing unit / palliative care unit), Non-profit social service agency, Cruse Bereavement Care, Birmingham NHS Queen Elizabeth hospital, Coping with Cancer etc.

I work with adults, older adults, and couples in private practice. I am currently working as a school counsellor.

I hold an enhanced DBS. I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office (Data Protection)

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.

Fees

I practice in 2 locations

1. Leicester (LE2) face to face:

Individual £40 (50mins); Couple/Family £55

*I have a limited number of low fee spaces available to students and people on a low income. Please contact me for further information.

2. Central London (N1) face to face: (Angel tube station & Essex Road railway station)

Individual £60 (55mins); Couple/Family £75 (55mins) or £95 (75mins)

*I have a limited number of low fee spaces available to students and people on a low income. Please contact me for further information.

3. School based counselling

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3. Online Counselling via Zoom or Skype

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Further information

I provide sessions in English and Japanese.

Leicester
Leicestershire
LE2

Islington
London
N1 8PT

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Japanese

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
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