Kaoru Ishiyama

Integrative Psychotherapist
07733992332 /

Psychotherapy and Counselling

I am an experienced integrative psychotherapist. I practise online therapy at this moment. Psychotherapy is not easy to define in a single word or statement. Put simply, it provides an opportunity to explore any difficulties or concerns that you have in a confidential environment with someone professionally trained in listening. Therapy is a place to talk through and reflect on complex thoughts and feelings. The number of sessions needed depends on the individual’s difficulties and circumstances. As a psychotherapist, I provide a safe, supportive and non-judgemental place where the client feels able to explore their difficulties and challenges. Through exploring and reflecting on difficulties a client is able to discover their unvoiced or unnamed feelings, achieve a clearer understanding and a deeper sense of self. As appropriate, I also use other approaches, such as drawing or imagery, to further facilitate emotional expression.


"Every wall is a door"

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Issues that I have worked with

  • Relationship difficulties
  • Anxiety/ stress management
  • Depression
  • Separation and cultural issues (living away from home or country)
  • Low self-esteem
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma
  • Cultural identity
  • Self-harm
  • Fertility
  • Abortion and miscarriage
  • Parenting
  • Education
  • Panic attacks

I work on a long-term, open-ended basis, as well as offering time-limited sessions agreed by the client. I also offer sessions in Japanese.

Psychotherapy and Counselling

Individual - As we live our life, we sometimes experience and are faced with emotional difficulties and conflicts which may affect our day-to-day living. This can be to do with changed circumstances, relationship difficulties or unexplained feelings, for example feeling low, anxious, stressed or irritable. It is often difficult to understand ‘Why?’ Individual therapy is a place to reflect on complex layers of feelings and emotions. These are formed and shaped through past experiences and relationships, and can influence the way we think and behave. By paying attention to them, we can understand and reflect on how they influence our thoughts and behaviour. This can be the first step in a process of change, and the discovery of a deeper sense of self. Although this may seem challenging, learning and discovering about yourself can bring a new understanding, or changing patterns of feeling, thinking or behaving.


The first meeting:

In the initial meeting usually we explore and discuss your reasons for seeking therapy and what you would like from therapy and whether I think I am the right person to help you. This is also your opportunity to meet me and find out how I work. If we decide to work together, we will establish agreed time, day, place and the fee for meeting on a weekly basis. The session usually lasts for 50 minutes.

My telephone is switched to answer phone. Please leave your name and time when I can likely to reach you, I will call you. Or you can e-mail me.

By phone: 07733 992332


by email:

*I do not do counselling via e-mail.

I practise online therapy at this moment.

Kaoru Ishiyama, Japanese therapist, counsellor, integrative psychotherapy, London UK, Skype.