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...
- 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 client 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 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.
Also see my website to find out more about:
- Sex and relationship support for those with a learning support, need or disability
- Shine LGBTQ+, one to one psychotherapy and group work
- Youth counselling
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
- 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
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.
- 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
- Daytime appointments (9am to 6pm): £50+
- Evening appointments (after 6.30pm): £50 to £60
- 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.