Counselling for English-Speaking Expats in Japan and Other Countries
Face-to-face session in London and Japan as well as sessions via phone or online are available for English speakers living in Japan and other countries and /or for those who are dealing with unique situations involving cross-cultural issues anywhere in the world.
- People from English-speaking countries living in Japan, or about to move to Japan.
- For those seeking support or ongoing personal development while living in a foreign country where counselling services in English are not readily available.
- Issues stemming from multi-lingual and/or multi-cultural upbringings.
- Relationship issues with a Japanese person or group.
How to Book a Session
To book a sessions, please use the contact form and provide me with the following information:
- your name
- country of residence
- your phone number where I can reach you on the day of session
- (If online session) your contact information for Skype
- your email address
- preferred days and times for sessions
- a very brief summary (less than 300 words please!) of the reason you would like to have a session / consultation.
Please write “session enquiry’ or “session request”in the subject box. I normally answer emails within two days.
I will reply to you with a possible date and time, and instruction to the session place, method for phone/online session, payment details and other information. If I feel I cannot be of support for your issues or conditions, I will suggest an alternative way or refer you to a professional who would be of better service to you.
My current rate for a 50 minute session is £60 GBP in U.K. and ¥12,000 in Japan. I also have low costs spaces available for students and those with low income.
Payment and Cancellation
Payment can be made in advance by bank transfer if you are living in Japan or in UK, or through Paypal if you are living elsewhere. You will receive payment information from me once we agree on starting a session.
Please give me at least 48 hours cancellation notice. Please note that cancelled sessions with less than 48 hour notice or missed sessions are charged as follows, unless it involves circumstances that we both agree are an emergency:
- cancelled with less than 48 to 24 hours notice; half of session fee
- cancelled with less than 24 hr notice or missed session: in full
When you are experiencing an acute body symptom or you recognize that you are in danger of hurting yourself and/or others, please call an emergency number, head for a nearest hospital with A&E (Accident & Emergency) facility, or contact your GP, family doctor, or your family member as soon as possible.
Here are some emergency information for UK and Japan;
Samaritans; Tel 008457 90 90 90 / E-mail sevice firstname.lastname@example.org
NHS Direct; Tel 0845 46 47
I am unable to offer online support to those aged under 18 (because of UK legislation). Please contact Childline on 0800 1111 if you are under 18 and need to talk with someone.
- Emergency/ Ambulance; 119
- Japan Helpline; Tel 0120-46-1997 (Toll-free)
- Tokyo Metropolitan Medical Institution Information Emergengy Translation Service;Tel 03-5285-8185 (Weekdays: 5:00PM-8:00PM, Weekends and Holidays; 9:00AM-8:00PM, Languages: English/Chinese/Korean/Thai/Spanish)
About the Counsellor
Many people seek counselling with me for my ability to speak English combined with my life experiences in different countries. I was born and raised in Japan. I have also lived, studied and worked in U.S. and Europe for many years. I stay in Japan a couple of times a year, where I offer sessions and workshops in psychology. Experiencing different cultures must be an important part of my life path, since I have been given many opportunities throughout my life to travel and diaglogue with people in many places in Japan as well as across the globe.
Ever since I was young, I have been fascinated by cross-cultural issues. What do I experience internally and externally when encountering a different culture? What unique characteristics each culture has, including Japan? How does one’s native language and land influence his/her psyche? What can we do to facilitate understanding between people coming from different backgrounds? These are the things that I have given a lot of thoughts to over the years. My training in Process-oriented psychology also includes facilitation work for diversity issues.
I would be happy if my experiences can be an addition to my services for many people living in multi-cultural situations.