Chai-Yoel is an integrative body and trauma psychotherapist and supervisor. They are a NCS-accredited practitioner and have 13 years’ experience of working with individuals, groups and – more recently – couples.

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 client 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
  • Person-centred
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy

My approach

I am an integrative relational body and trauma psychotherapist. I use a mixture of models depending on what works for you and what you bring to our sessions.

I offer short-term and long-term work. I like to work creatively with my clients integrating body work, creative writing and art materials. In the therapeutic work we do together, I will provide you with the best of care, and develop a professional relationship based on confidentiality, trust and respect.

I work with a wide range of presenting issues including dealing with anxiety, confidence, depression, isolation, long-term chronic illnesses, loss, personal development, relationships, self-esteem, social anxiety, stress and working with neurodiversity such as those living with autism or ADHD.

My specialisms include:

  • Relational body psychotherapy
  • LGBTQIA+ affirmative psychotherapy
  • Trauma therapy
  • Youth counselling

I integrate a range of modalities:

Intercultural/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.

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

I specialise in working with LGBTQIA+, working transculturally with people of colour and those from faith backgrounds, those living with long-term chronic conditions such as chronic pain and those facing additional learning support needs and physical disabilities.

Training, qualifications and experience

In 1999, I left the stress of the hospitality and catering industry. Since then I have worked in the fields of health, social and youth work, helping people to take charge of their health and wellbeing. I have 12 years’ post-qualification experience. I am an experienced community development and volunteer development worker, skilled at engaging marginalised communities such as the BAME, Faith and LGBT communities. Adept at developing trusting and respectful relationships, I have experience in finding creative methods to reach out to both young people and adults. I have the tenacity and self-awareness to work in challenging situations. I combine a deep knowledge of community development with project management skills.

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

  • Daytime appointments (9am to 6pm): £50+
  • Evening appointments (after 6.30pm): £50 to £60

Couples

  • Daytime or evening appointments: £60 to £80

Psychotherapeutic supervision/professional mentoring

  • Daytime appointments: £50
  • Evening appointments: £60

I offer concessions for daytime appointments where appropriate – contact me to find out more.