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.
I can help with...
- Bereavement and loss
- Coping with chronic ill health or chronic pain
- Gender issues
- Loneliness and isolation
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personal development
- Relationship difficulties
- Social anxiety
Types of clients I see
- Young people
- People of colour
Languages I speak
- Contact me for details
Types of therapy I offer
- Body psychotherapy
- Culturally sensitive therapy
- Group psychotherapy
- Trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy
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
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
- Mindfulness Teacher Training: Mindfulness Now, Oxford
- Touching the Relational Edge: Relational Body Psychotherapy – Open Centre
- Diploma in Trauma Therapy – NAOS Institute
- Certified Psychotherapeutic Supervisor – LC&CTA
- Diploma in Applied Group-work Skills – WPF Therapy
- Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – Lambeth College
- Intermediate Counselling Skills/Studies – Lambeth College
- Access Course Social Work/Social Care – Westminster Kingsway College
- National Counselling Society (NCS) Accredited Member (NCS19-08622)
- Member of Pink Therapy and on Gendered Intelligence Therapist Directory
Code of ethics
- I follow the NCS code of ethics
- During my early experience, core training and placements I followed the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework
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.