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Psychotherapy in Kansai

People have different reasons for coming to therapy. There may be a specific issue on your mind, or perhaps you have been feeling a more general dissatisfaction with your life. Issues that people bring to therapy can range from “not feeling right” to a deep sense of emotional or mental distress. These are things that they want to understand or resolve. Therapy, which some people also call counselling, is a space where you and I can work through things that have been on your mind and together make sense of your world. What we talk about in therapy is your choice, and you will not have to talk about things you don’t want to. 

I enjoy working with a variety of clients. Much of my career so far has been working with people dealing with the effect that significant shift in their life. These shifts can be the result of entering a new phase in life, or due to a change in relationships, whether romantic, familial, or friendships. Often the shift comes from realising something about yourself and not being sure of next steps you want to take. 


Pivot points in life can often bring out a desire to explore things that have been brewing and now bubbled to the surface. When I work with clients on these issues, it is with a fresh set of eyes and the understanding that they have already started the work of reflection. 

I offer English-speaking therapy in the Kansai area of Japan. I am based in Kobe, near major train lines that make it easily accessible from Osaka or Kyoto. I also offer online therapy for clients located in other parts of Japan. 

Update June 12, 2024

My schedule is currently full, and therefore, I am unable to take on any new clients at this time. I do not keep a waitlist because I cannot give an estimate of when I will next have an opening. If you would like to find a therapist in the near future please search on the International Mental Health Professionals of Japan website. It listed a wide variety of accredited English-speaking therapists. 

Some examples of things you might want to bring to therapy are:

  • Relationships and intimacy

  • Self-esteem and confidence

  • Goals or choices in life

  • Identity and self-understanding

  • Anxiety, fear or a general unease around existence

  • Loneliness and isolation

  • Family issues

  • Stress and burn-out

  • Career or academic issues

  • Addiction

  • Issues with eating, weight or body image

  • Sexuality, gender identity

  • Bereavement and loss

  • Death and dying

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