Chai-Yoel is a relational body and trauma psychotherapist and supervisor, National Counselling Society-accredited practitioner and has 13 years’ experience of working with individuals, groups and, more recently, couples.

Contact me

07828 648 991

I can help with...

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Coping with chronic ill health or chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Gender issues
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Low self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Personal development
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Sexuality
  • Social anxiety
  • Stress

Types of clients I see

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Young people
  • People of colour
  • LGBTQIA
  • Supervisees

Languages I speak

  • English

Location(s)

  • Contact me for details

Types of therapy I offer

  • Body psychotherapy
  • Culturally sensitive therapy
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy

My approach

I’m a relational body and trauma psychotherapist. I use a mixture of models depending on what works for you and what you are bringing. I like to work creatively with you, integrating body work, creative writing, and art materials – it really depends on what works for you.

I have experience of offering psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and groups, adults and young people aged 13+.

I am skilled at engaging marginalised communities such as the People of Colour (POC), Faith and Gender Sexuality and Relationship Diverse (GSRD) communities.

Intersectionality is at the core of how I work. I am adept at developing trusting and respectful relationships, and finding creative methods to reach out to both young people and adults.

My psychotherapy specialisms include:

  • gender, sexuality and relationship diversity
  • relational body psychotherapy
  • trauma therapy
  • youth counselling
  • group therapy and groupwork
  • mindfulness

More about the types of therapy I offer:

Intercultural or transcultural: The approach takes into account the whole being of the client and also the client’s cultural life experience in the world both past and present.

Person-centred: The approach is for the clients to become able to see themselves as a person who has the power and freedom to change and recognise their own potential.

Psychodynamic: This approach stresses the importance of the unconscious and past experience in shaping current behaviour.

Relational body psychotherapy: The approach pays attention to how your mind, body and soul relate to each other, and how this affects your relationship with yourself and others.

Trauma: This approach will support you in overcoming psychological trauma. A key definition I’ve taken from the Oxford Dictionary of Psychology reads: “Trauma: A physical injury or wound, or a powerful psychological shock that has damaging effects” (2009). If you can cope with the trauma event or situation, even if it is a severe threat, it isn’t trauma.

Training, qualifications and experience

Professional affiliations

Code of ethics

Fees and availability

Currently I’m only offering online sessions. Please see my website for further information.

  • Initial session flat fee: £55
  • Individuals: £50 to £80
  • Couples: £60 to £80

I offer concessions for daytime appointments where appropriate.