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

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

9 Upper King Street


07872 596557

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9 Upper King Street


07872 596557

About me

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. Integrative psychotherapy is also an approach to wellness that recognises the interconnection between mind, body and spirit.

I believe that at the heart of resilience is a belief in oneself. The safe and supportive space to work through our personal difficulties and emotions 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 also sometimes need to explore our resources holistically, which may include exploring thoughts, emotions, behaviours and physical sensations.

I am currently acquiring a somatic based approach as my new tool to integrate into my repertoire. Body is the container that holds the human pre-verbal experience before the mind labels them.Integrating body sensation 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... Somatic based approach is also a safe way to deal with relational trauma and cancer treatment experiences.

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 and Couple---I offer professional, skilled, affordable counselling (both short-term and long-term) to individuals and couples to address the challenges that life can bring.
  • Older Adults ---I worked with Older Adults a lot. Life review therapy has adults refer to the past to achieve a sense of peace or empowerment about their lives.
  • 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 ask to bring in the child if I see that help is needed to support the younger ones.

I work as an associate of Laura Baines-Ball Counselling and Psychotherapy which is based in central Leicester.

Training, qualifications & experience


Bachelor of Art (BA) in Psychology  (2000).

Masters of Science (MS) in Counselling (2003).

PG Certification in Clinical Psychology (2015).


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

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

Training & Work Experiences

I got trained in Shiba children's counselling clinic, Family Service agency of San Francsico, preschool, Care home, California Pacific Medical Centre (skilled nursing unit / palliative care unit), Social service agency, Cruse Bereavement Care, Birmingham NHS Queen Elizabeth hospital Cancer Centre, Leicester Coping with Cancer etc.

I work with adults and older adults in private practice. I also work with children, adolescence and families at schools in Leicestershire and Derbyshire.

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

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Individual £35.00 to 45.00 (concession available) , Couple £45.00 to 55.00

Further information

I provide sessions in English and Japanese.

Maps & Directions

Leicester, LE1 6XF
Leicester, LE2

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Japanese


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults