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Andrew Grimes

Licenses and Qualifications

Clinical Psychologist

 
Japan Society of Certified Clinical Psychologists


Psychotherapist

 
Japanese Certificate for Psychotherapy

 
Andrew is a British born qualified Psychotherapist and Clinical Psychologist with twenty years counseling, psychotherapy and mental health daycare clinical experience in Tokyo. He specializes in counseling and psychotherapy for anxiety disorders, depression, unreasonable stress, anger management, alcohol and substance abuse, domestic violence, trauma, childhood abuse and PTSD.

Counseling and Psychotherapy in English and Japanese.

Experience

1986 ~ Present:Hozumi Clinic, Tokyo (Mental Health Medical Center) Counseling and Group Counseling Mental Health Adult Daycare Center (Group Worker)

1989 ~ Present: Ikebukuro Counseling Center, Tokyo Counselor, Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist Multicultural Counseling Team Coordinator

1999 ~ Present: Tokyo Counseling Services, Shimokatazawa, Setagaya ku, Principal Administrator and Counseling Center Director

Approach and Background

Andrew was educated, trained and qualified as a Clinical Psychologist with a focus in person centered psychotherapy under the clinical supervision of Dr Noboru Hozumi and the educational supervision of Dr Akihisa Kondo. In 2003 he became the only non-Japanese mental health professional to be awarded qualification as a registered Psychotherapist in Japan by the Japanese Federation for Psychotherapy. He uses an integrative approach in counseling and psychotherapy, combining Person centered psychotherapy, cognitive therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy to assist each individual client find effective solutions in their own terms to the specific problems they are facing. His extensive experience in mental health care includes working with people experiencing stress, anxiety disorders, depression, traumatic stress, PTSD, bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia.

Specialization

He specializes in providing effective counseling and psychotherapy for people experiencing unreasonable stress, anger management problems, anxiety disorders (such as social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and panic disorder), depression, alcohol and substance abuse, trauma, domestic violence, childhood abuse and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder).

As a qualified JFP Psychotherapist and a qualified JSCCP Clinical Psychologist he is experienced in providing coordinated psychological and social support to clients in both English and Japanese in teamwork with the client's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare nationally licensed psychiatrist. He has extensive experience of working with individuals and families in crisis, including supporting people who are feeling their situation is hopeless, suffering from extreme anxiety, confusion, and depression and having thoughts of suicide.

Professional Memberships

Japan Society of Certified Clinical Psychologists

Japanese Federation for Psychotherapy

The Association of Japanese Clinical Psychology

The Japan Association of Group Psychotherapy

Japanese Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Tokyo Society of Certified Clinical Psychologists

Media and Articles

Health Counseling - Nissouken Publishing - 1998 Volume November/December

The Japan Times - Time Out - "Life in Japan"- March 2002

Counseling Today - "Counseling in Japan"- American Counseling Association - December 2002 Volume 45

Asahi Shimbun/International Herald Tribune "Finding a Way to Connect, to Help" April 2006."

J Select - "Should I Stay or Should I Go, Now? "January February2005"

Eurobiz Magazine - "Culture Shock" - "Inner Worlds" - Eurobiz April 2012

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