Tokyo/Japan/JFP Psychotherapist/JSCCP Licensed Clinical Psychologist/Psychotherapy/Counseling/Group TherapyEnglish/Japanese
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.
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.