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Tokyo Counseling Services created its new purpose designed counseling center in 2007 and is conveniently located near Shimokitazawa Station in Setagayaku Ward, and so is within easy access from Shibuya (4 minutes), Shinjuku (7 minutes), Omotesando (8 minutes) and all central Tokyo stations. Counseling and Psychotherapy services are open to all residents living and working in Tokyo and the Kanto region, and these services are now provided in English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean and Portuguese.
The TCS counseling center in Shimokitazawa provides a wide range of counseling and psychotherapy services, including individual counseling, couples and marriage therapy, family art therapy and group therapy. Easily accessible by car and train from Shibuya, Shinjuku and Kichijoji, the counseling center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and holds art therapy groups and group therapy on Sundays.
This "News and Information" section contains news about the TCS team's work as well as informed commentary on online media reports and articles relating to the work we do in the mental health care world both here at TCS and in Japan. Here we also write about current developments within the mental health care system in Japan, provide up to date information about the national certification and accreditation of mental health professionals in Japan, and report on the mental health care issues and the work of Japan nationally licensed mental health professionals in the Tokyo Metropolis, the Kanto and Tohoku (East Japan) regions and throughout Japan as a whole.
End of year and New Year Holidays
The center will be closed between December 30th and January 3rd, during which we will be responding to queries by email only.
Date: 22nd May, The data after June will be announced soon.
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm (2hr)
Fee: 3000yen (for one session. including material fee)
For When we do not have more than two participants a week before the day, the workshop will be canceled.
Tokyo Counseling Services is now offering Skype Counseling
As of today, Tokyo Counseling Services is now offering Skype Counseling for those under special circumstances. For more information please click here. We understand that some clients face difficulties in attending regular face to face counseling sessions due to distance, disabilities, etc. Please do not hesitate to inquire about Skype Counseling and if Skype Counseling is fit for you. We would be more than happy to assist you.
Happy New Year!! 譏弱￠縺ｾ縺励※縺翫ａ縺ｧ縺ｨ縺�＃縺悶＞縺ｾ縺呻ｼ�- 譁ｰ蟷ｴ蠢ｫ荵撰ｼ�
Wishing you a very healthy, peaceful and wonderful New Year! With sincere and kindest regards to all our clients past, present and to come, friends of Tokyo Counseling Services, to all residents of Tokyo and Japan, and colleagues worldwide as the Year of the horse begins. Most importantly we too express our sincere respect and continued support for the people of East Japan, as we all move together into the new year of 2014.
With sincere regards from Andrew Grimes and all the Counseling and Psychotherapy Team at Tokyo Counseling Services.
Holiday Closing Notice
We will be closed from December 30th 2013 to January 4th 2014.
Please feel free to contact us regarding this closing period or anything else and we will be more than happy to assist you.
Regarding Typhoon No.27 and No.28.
For those of you with appointments at the end of this week, if you are unable to make the appointment due to the effects of the typhoons, please contact us via email (email@example.com). In such situations, we waive cancellation fees so please do not worry and prioritize safety as we understand traveling under such weather conditions can be quite dangerous and troublesome. Additionally in certain cases reception staff and counselors may not be able to make it to the center due to the typhoon. In such situations we will contact you via email to notify you as soon as possible.
Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org. We can also be contacted via the mail option on the left side of this page under "Contact".
Please feel free to contact us regarding this weekend or anything else and we will be more than happy to assist you.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you. Most of all, we wish you all a very dry, warm, and most of all safe weekend.
Monthly Art Therapy Workshop was successfully conducted on 30th of June. Participants enjoyed art making that they have not been done since they graduated schools. The workshop provides different kinds of art work excercise every month so participants who already joined the workshop can enjoy another workshop.
Next workshop is on 14th of July from 10am to 1pm, please join us if you interested in!
Monthly Art Therapy Workshop is starting from this June. This will be a opportunity to experience art therapy which is express feelings through art making. This workshop is facilitated by Ms Yuko Okuyama in Japanese and English. This is not about making beautiful artworks nor analysing pictures, so you do not need any art experience or skills.
Date: 30th June, 14th July, 18th August (Sun). The data after September will be announced soon.
Time: 10:00am-01:00pm (3hr)
Fee: 5000yen (for one session. including material fee)
Tokyo Counseling Services is pleased to announce it will be facilitating its next 3縲Week Art Therapy Group which starting from Sunday June 16th. Ms Yuko Okuyama, a UK and Canada trained psychologist and Canadian licensed Art Therapist, will be conducting her 3-week Art Therapy Group in Tokyo on Sundays from 10.00 to 12.00. As always this group is open to all residents of the Tokyo, Yokohama, and Kanto region. Ms Okuyama will conduct the group primarily in Japanese but also naturally English as she has trained in UK and Canada. Please click on this link to the Art Therapy Group in Tokyo for more information about this group and how to apply. The group will be held at TCS's' counseling center facilities in Shimokitazawa.
Ever since the great earthquake disaster in March 2011, TCS started providing free counseling to the survivors as part of TCS窶冱 non-profit project. In addition, TCS has launched APRICOT (Allied Psychotherapy Relief Initiative for the Children Of Tohoku) to provide long-term emotional support to the children in the Tohoku area. We hope the intentions of APRICOT speak to your heart and if indeed it does, we hope the word of such a project can be spread among your communities.
APRICOT is a non-profit fund that supports the long-term efforts of mental health professionals working with children living in the Tohoku area communities. The lists of things that must be done are to mountain high extents. The overall goals of the on-going efforts are to prevent and treat short-term and long-term instances of anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other conditions that arise after exposure to traumatic events, specifically targeting children and their families.
Please visit the APRICOT Website for more information.
Happy New Year!! 髢九￠縺ｾ縺励※縺翫ａ縺ｧ縺ｨ縺�＃縺悶＞縺ｾ縺呻ｼ�- 譁ｰ蟷ｴ蠢ｫ荵撰ｼ�
Wishing you a very healthy, peaceful and wonderful New Year! With sincere and kindest regards to all our clients past, present and to come, friends of Tokyo Counseling Services and to all residents of Tokyo and Japan, and colleagues worldwide as the Year of 'Water' Snake begins. Most importantly in Japan we too express our sincere respect and continued support for the people of East Japan, as we all move together into the new year of 2013.
With sincere regards from Andrew Grimes and all the Counseling and Psychotherapy Team at Tokyo Counseling Services.
TCS offers free counseling services to the survivors of the East Japan Disasters. We send our deep and abiding sympathy and prayers to the victims of and their families affected by the disasters. Now we have decided to provide free counseling services to victims of disasters in a collaboration with Tokyo Society of Certified Clinical Psychologists. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in receiving our service.
Tokyo Counseling Services is pleased to announce it will be facilitating its next 5縲Week Art Therapy Group which starting from Sunday November 18th. Ms Yuko Okuyama, a UK and Canada trained psychologist and Canadian licensed Art Therapist, will be conducting her 5-week Art Therapy Group in Tokyo on Sundays from 10.00 to 12.00. As always this group is open to all residents of the Tokyo, Yokohama, and Kanto region. Ms Okuyama will conduct the group primarily in Japanese but also naturally English as she has trained in UK and Canada. Please click on this link to the Art Therapy Group in Tokyo for more information about this group and how to apply. The group will be held at TCS's' counseling center facilities in Shimokitazawa.
Tokyo Counseling Services is very pleased to welcome Ms. Sapphire Li to our counseling team. Sapphire is a Registered Clinical Psychologist in Hong Kong who is experienced in individual, couples and family therapy. Coming from Hong Kong she naturally speaks and works in Cantonese and English and is also fluent in and works in Mandarin Chinese. She speaks everyday conversational Japanese and is currently studying Japanese and working towards her qualification as a JSCCP licensed Clinical Psychologist in Japan. Ms Li works with individual clients in both Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese as well as with couples with one partner whose first language is Chinese.
Tokyo Counseling Services was pleased to be a part of the 3rd annual Canadian Embassy "Mini-Expo" on Friday 14th of September 2012, for the second time since last year. The event was held on the beautiful 4th floor Canada Garden and Exhibition Space of the Canadian Embassy in Akasaka, Minato-ku. Our team for this year's expo this year was lead by Director, Andrew Grimes, JCCP, JCP and Deputy Director, Junko Kimura, JCCP, JCP as well as our multilingual counselor from Austria, Nicolas Dermota.
Tokyo Counseling Services was represented in a feature by Tokyo Podcast titled "Suicide in Japan". Tokyo Podcast is a website that posts recorded interviews, discussions as well as written articles regarding unique Japanese cultural influences and ways in which they are prominent in the Japanese community. Within this hotspot of cultural inquiry and discovery, "Suicide in Japan" focuses on the issues surrounding suicide, particularly in Japan, and the way the Japanese community copes with mental health.
Andrew interviewed for "Surviving in Japan (Without Much Japanese)" first podcast interview, "What You Should Know About Mental Health in Japan and How to Find Help". You can hear the postcast interview here. Topics covered include:
筐｢ The most common psychological issues expats in Japan experience
筐｢ How the work culture in Japan affects emotional well-being
筐｢ How counseling and psychotherapy are addressed in Japan
筐｢ How to find an English-speaking counselor in other cities or the countryside
筐｢ Culture shock, when it happens, what it might look like, how to deal with it
筐｢ Why getting out of the "expat bubble" sometimes can be good for your mental/emotional health
筐｢ What mental health professionals in Japan have been doing to help the recovery process in Tohoku.
TCS's Eurobiz Magazine Interview with TCS Director Andrew Grimes - "Inner Worlds" by David Hulme, Editor, Eurobize Magazine - April 2012.
"Inner Worlds: A Word May Change a Life, As Psychologist Andrew Grimes Can Attest." While browsing in the library of the University of Huddersfield (West Yorkshire, UK), he came across the Japanese word 窶忱uugen窶� (蟷ｽ邇�). 窶弋he book explained it as a subtle and profound truth, beyond intellectual understanding,窶� says Grimes. 窶彝ight then I knew I had to see the land where they had such a word.窶�
The Association of Japanese Clinical Psychologists 2-Day International Mental Health Sypmposium and Workshop on Intergrative Relational Psychotherapy was held at the Ochanomizu University in Bunkyouku Tokyo on 31st March and 1st April, 2012. On Saturday 31st March Dr. Paul L. Wachell conducted the first day's workshop on his groundbreaking work in the field of Intergrative Psychotherapy and as represented in his latest book, "Relational Theory and the Practice of Psychotherapy". Dr Wachtel's well-known integrative psychotherapy theory draws on psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), systemic, and experiential perspectives, highlighting convergences that are obscured by different terminologies and clarifying where the differences are real and important.
The second day's workshop was conducted by Dr Ellen Wachell, a leading pioneer integrating systemic (family and individual, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral (CBT) perspectives, Her acclaimed book, "Treating Troubled Children and Their Familiies" presents an innovative framework for therapeutic work and in it she "shows how parents and children all too often get entangled in patterns that cause grief to both generations, and demonstrates how to help bring about change with a combination of family-focused and child-focused interventions".
TCS's report on The Association of Japanese Clinical Psychologists International Mental Health Symposium on Trauma Recovery and PTSD, held at the University of Tokyo at the end of 2011, has now been updated to include the Photo Gallery of the Symposium. This column has also been expanded to include the video address from President Konoe of the Japanese Red Cross Society released on 9/11, "Six Months on from the Great East Japan Earthquake", as well as links to articles about the year long and continuing work of the thousands of Japanese Red Cross Society professionals in the East Japan (Tohoku) region.
In particular there are two recent 2012 JRCS online media reports of note about the 'on the ground' situation of the people living and enduring the winter conditions in temporary accomodation units in Otsuchi and Yamada as written by Franics Markus: Japan Year One Diary 1, "Coming to Terms with Tragedy", and Diary 2, "Tsunami Children Cope with Parents Stress". Good articles that are well worth the read.
Tokyo Counseling Services interviewed by Ashley Thompson's Japan Times LIFELINES Column on alcholism and drinking related problems , "Facing up to alcoholism in foreign land can help or hinder recovery".
Happy Chinese New Year!! 髢九￠縺ｾ縺励※縺翫ａ縺ｧ縺ｨ縺�＃縺悶＞縺ｾ縺呻ｼ�- 譁ｰ蟷ｴ蠢ｫ荵撰ｼ�
Wishing you a very healthy, peaceful and wonderful New Year! With sincere and kindest regards to all our clients, friends of Tokyo Counseling Services and to all residents of Tokyo and Japan, friends and colleagues worldwide as the Year of 'Water' Dragon begins. Most importantly in Japan we too express our sincere respect and continued support for the people of East Japan, as we all move together into the new year of 2012.
Best wishes from and kindest regards from Andrew Grimes and all the Counseling and Psychotherapy Team at Tokyo Counseling Services.
Licensed Clinical Psychologists in Japan: Media Reports have recently appeared in Japanese newspapers on bipartisan support for introducing plans for national licensing of Clinical Psychologists. These reports were brief and clarity on this issue may have been 'lost in translation' Below are two links to English editions of newspapers in Japan that published reports on the consideration of licensing for Clinical Psychologists possible some time in this new year. However it is important to keep in mind that no sources are quoted and neither has there been any official statement or announcement on this issue.
"Certification Eyed for Psychologists" - Japan Times, December 26, 2011
"Clinical Psychologists Eyed for National Certification" Mainichi, December 26, 2011
As and when there are further developments or reports they will be covered here. For now the following information may be of some assistance to understanding the backrgound to the current situation in Japan with regards to the licensing of Clinical Psychologists:
"Discussions have also been conducted at both parliamentary committee and ministerial level during the Koizumi administrations, even as recently as the Second Koizumi Cabinet (September 19th 2003 窶� September 21st, 2005. These discussions and high-level meetings received widespread coverage in the Japanese press as well as English language newspapers published in Japan: 窶弋wo groups of Diet members working separately to create laws for national licensing of mental health professionals have begun talks aimed at unifying their bills. Takeo Kawamura, former education, science and technology minister, and Ichiro Kamoshita, chairman of the Health, Labor and Welfare Committee of the House of Representatives, who lead the two groups, have held talks since late April to reach a consensus on the issue. A multiparty group of lawmakers with interests in health and welfare planned to pass a bill to license psychologists who treat patients in hospitals, while another group with educational interests had proposed licensing those engaged in counselling clients at schools and health centers. Both groups wanted their bills passed in the current Diet session. Psychologists provide mental health services at medical and educational institutions. The moves were prompted by a recent increase in demand for mental health services to help growing numbers of suicidal and depressed patients." (窶廴ental Health Professionals Plans To Be Merged.窶� 窶� Article published in The Yomiuri Shimbun, May 17, 2005).
In spite of all these great efforts made by all who are genuinely concerned at both the highest professional and political levels with the need to provide and promote more psychotherapy services for the care and treatment of the large number of the people of Japan who are suffering the effects of undue stress and mental illnesses, it is unfortunately the case at the time of writing that these efforts have yet to come to fruition and yield more tangible results in the form of national licensing through the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labour for psychologists who are working in hospitals, psychiatric clinics and other medical institutions. However, even though there is as yet no national license as an [iriyou shinrishi] (psychologist in a medical setting; official translation yet to be determined), it is in reality not the case that there is no nationwide licensing for Clinical Psychologists in Japan. Since the early 1990s some overseas English language media reporters and journalists and the possible uninformed comments of certain drug company representatives, many of whom are based in countries other than Japan and nearly all of whom, with few notable execeptions, do not speak Japanese, have erroneously and misleadingly created an impression in countries abroad that there is no regulating body for professional Clinical Psychologists in Japan and that there is no nationally recognized license for practicing Clinical Psychologists.
The fact is that Clinical Psychologists have been examined and licensed by the Foundation of the Japanese Certification Board for Clinical Psychologists [Rinshyo-shinrishi-nintei-kyokai] since its founding and inception in 1988 by the Japan Society of Certified Clincal Pscyhologists. In 1990 the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology granted official approval of the Japanese Certification Board For Clinical Psychologists and official recognition of the Clinical Psychologists to whom it grants national certification and qualification. In October 2005 the World Health Organization published the most current editon of its Mental Health Atlas. In the Profiles Countries section gave one of the most succinct and accurate statements of the current situation with regards to which Japanese Ministry is legally responsible for overseeing the offical licensing regulation of all approved and recognized Mental Health Professionals in Japan:
窶弃hysicians, nurses, social workers and occupational therapists are licenced by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and clinical psychologists are licensed by the Japanese Certification Board for Clinical Psychologists under the Minstry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.窶�
Mental Health Atlas 窶� World Health Organization 2005 Profiles Countries: Japan p 258. World Health Organisation Mental Heath Atlas Profiles Countries J-M pdf
Please note that the above information is reproduced from "Well Planted in Fertile Ground: An Introduction to Japanese Psychotherapy" and may only be reproduced with the express permission of the author.
ﾂｩ Andrew Grimes JSCCP, JCP, M.Sci.Psy.
Three members TCS's counseling team, Andrew Grimes, Haeyoung Jeong and Junko Kimura - who are all members of the Japan Society for Traumatic Stress Studies - participated in Skills for Psychologiical Recovery (SPR) and Psychological First Aid (PFA) workshops held in Sendai on 7th and 8th November respectively and that were organized through the Japan Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (JSTSS). Dr Melissa Brymer of the UCLA Center for Child PTSD and Dr Patricia Watson of the National Center for PTSD were the guest presenters and trainers during the two day workshops with Dr Kato and Clinical Psychologist Ms Tomoko Osawa facilitating and translating into Japanese on both days. Photoblog report to follow soon in January.
The Association of Japanese Clinical Psychologists International Mental Helath Symposium on Trauma Recovery and PTSD: Held at the University of Tokyo on 10th October 700 Clinical Psychologists from The Association of Japanese Clinical Psychology gathered in the main auditorium of Tokyo University for an International Symposium on Trauma Care, Recovery and Psychosocial Support with the focus on the ongoing psychosocial care and support progammes in East Japan, in particular in the Tohoku and Kanto regions.
An intensive two day workshop on "Teaching Recovery Techniques (TRT) " was organized through the Association of Japanese Clinical Psychology and was held in the main Hall of Tokyo University Department of Psychology Education under the supervision of Dr Shimoyama of the Department of Clinical Psychology Graduate Schooll of Education at Tokyo University and Dr William Yule, Professor of Applied Child Psychology University of London, Institute of Psychiatry. The workshop was held from Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th from 9 a.m. ~ 5 p.m. each day. The workshop was co-faciliated by JSCCP Clinical Psychologists Ms Miki Matsumaru and Mr Keiichirou Ishimaru. Photoblog report to follow soon in January.
The Autumn Art Therapy Group is being held again this year and starts on October 30 at Tokyo Counseling Services counseling center in Shimokitazawa. The group as usual will be faciltated by Ms Haeyong Jeong who is a counselor and UK licensed Art Therapist. All materials will be provided and naturally the group is open to all residents of Tokyo. Please see Art Therapy in Tokyo for more information about this group and how to apply. TCS is pleased to wecome Ms Maki Mitsuya M.A. to counseling and therapy team. Maki is an Expressive Arts Therapist and Yoga Therapist. She provides individual Yoga Therapy and is the group facilitator of the Sunday Yoga Therapy Group that also starts on October 30th.
Tokyo Counseling Services took part at the 2nd annual Canadian Embassy "Mini-Expo" that was held on the 4th floor Canada Garden and Exhibition Space of the Canadian Embassy in Akasaka, Minato-ku on 16th Sepetember, 2011. TCS's counseling center team was lead by Ms Yasue Yoshiike, our counseling center窶冱 leading specialist in international couples and marriage counseling who has worked in this field for 30 years including sixteen years in Seattle and Mr Nicolas Dermota who is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist from Austria and a member of our international counseling and therapy team. To see photos of the counseling center's team and write up on TCS's particpation and information and at the Embassy's Mini Expo just simply click here.
TCS's Director Andrew Grimes was interviewed the topics of the need for psychosocial support, on the subject of PTSD, (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) mental health care and what we can expect to see over the coming years in Japan following the Japan Earthquake, Tsunami and nuclear disasters on 11/3/2011. His comments were featured in The Magazine of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent in the artilce "Mending Minds" written by Tokyo based journalist Nick Jones and published in the International Red Cross magazine's English, French and Spanish language publications. "Mending Minds" focuses on the need for psychosocial and culturally sensitive mental health care in the wake of the East Japan Great Earthquake, Tsunami and Fukishima Dai Ichi nuclear power plants.
Tokyo Counseling Services counseling center is open as usual throughout the Summer months and providing our full range of individual, couples and family therapy and group therapy services .
CNN - Earthquake: Stress levels rise in rattled Japan - Andrew Grimes of Tokyo Counseling Services interviewed and featured in CNN article on the current impact and possible future effects on mental health that the psychological stress generated by the triple disasters of the East Japan Great Earthquake, Tsunami and Fukishima Dai Ichi nuclear power plants is having on the people the Eastern regions of Japan.
We hope this message finds you and all you care for well during these difficult times since the East Japan Great Earthquake and Tsunami that occurred on 11th March 28, 2011. Here at TCS we too extend our condolences and sympathy to the people of the Tohoku Region who have suffered so much though this national disaster.
Tokyo Counseling Services counseling center has remained fully operational since March 12th and has continued to provide our full range of individual, couples and family therapy services as usual. In addition we are providing Crisis and Stress Management counseling for individuals and organizations in the Greater Tokyo Region who are in need of psychological support and care and to help cope with the stress that has naturally been felt by all residents in Tokyo and East Japan during these first few weeks of recovering from the effects of the earthquake and aftershocks as well as the health concerns and mental stress that have followed in the wake of the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Dai Ichi nuclear power plants in Fukushima Prefecture.
East Japan Great Earthquake and Tsunami 2011Information and contact numbers to emergency services from Tokyo Counseling Services that hopefully will be of use to anyone here living in Japan or for anyone inside or outside Japan who are concerned for friends and family in Japan who are using the internet to search for help on the earthquake in Japan. Bloggers and websites worldwide please feel free to post and pass this information on. Thank you.
Photos and report of Dr. Digby Tantam窶冱 lectures on Asperger Syndrome held at Meisei University, Tokyo October 19th 2010. Dr Tantam'S lectures in Tokyo were organized by Tokyo Counseling Services in collaboration with Meisei University Health Service Center. These lectures on the topics related to Austistic Spectum Disorders were given by Dr Tantam were held at Meisei University Academy Hall. Many mental heath professionals, students and members of the general public graced the occasion with their presence.
Here at Tokyo Counseling Services we get around 5 or 6 enquires a month in English, apart from many enquiries in Japanese naturally. Some of these enquiries come from people in Tokyo, some come from people within Japan and others come students and mental health professionals international locations who currently do not hold Japanese mental health qualifications in Japan. The following information has been compiled from answers that cover the range of questions and enquiries we most frequently receive: "Qualification Standards and Credentials for Mental Health Professionals in Tokyo and Japan seeking positions at TCS."
We are pleased to announce that today marks the three years anniversary since we first inaugurated our new Counseling Center for Tokyo residents. Tokyo Counseling Services purpose designed counseling center opened its doors to all residents in the Metropolis and Kanto area exactly 3 years ago. Please see the Tokyo Counseling Services 3rd Year Anniversary Press Release here for more information.
Lectures to be given by Professor Digby Tantam on the subjects of "The Interbrain' and Asperger Syndrome" and "Supporting Adolescents and Adults with Asperger Syndrome." at Meisei University. Dr Tantam is the Clinical Professor of Psychotherapy at the University of Sheffield; Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, Sheffield Care Trust; and partner, Dilemma Consultancy Ltd. These lectures have been jointly organized by Meisei University Health Services Center and Tokyo Counseling Services (TCS). The lectures are open to all staff and students at Meisei University and staff at Tokyo Counseling Services. Mental health professionals from other centers and institutions ind Japan and members of the public with a specific interest in austistic spectrum disorders wishing to attend please feel free to contact the organizers through Tokyo Counseling Services.
Happy New Year from Tokyo! Best wishes to you and those you love and we hope that you enjoyed a peaceful and relaxing holiday season either in your home countries or your hometowns here in Japan. Our second year of providing counseling, group therapy and psychotherapy services at Tokyo Counseling Services new counseling center went very well in the year of the Ox and we saw a doubling of the number of clients receiving therapy in English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish. THe counseling center in is now fully operational from Mondays to Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and, thanks to Haeyoung窶冱 Art Therapy Groups on Sundays, we are now open seven days a week and only close one day in the year, on New Year窶冱 Day. In the latter half of last year the counseling team grew to 14 in total and the team is now comprised of counselors, JSCCP Clinical Psychologists and Japanese Federation of Psychotherapy qualifed Psychotherapists.
The next 5 WeekArt Therapy Group will start on November 8th. Ms Haeyoung Jeong, a UK licensed Art Therapist, will be conducting her 5-week Art Therapy Group in Tokyo on Sundays from 12.00 to 15.00. As always this group is open to all residents of the Tokyo region. Ms Haeyoung will conduct the group in English but is also fluent in French and naturally Korean as well as being able to speak in everyday Japanese so the group is open to all nationalities. Please click on this link to the Art Therapy Group in Tokyo for more information about this group and how to apply. The group will be held at Tokyo Counseling Services' counseling center facilities in Shimokitazawa.
TCS launches new Sunday Group Therapy Services from May 17th. Ms Heayoung Jeong who is a UK licensed Art Therapist will be conducting her next 5-week Art Therapy Group in Tokyo from 12.00 to 15.00. All materials will be provided and the group is open to all residents of Tokyo. Please click on this link to Art Therapy in Tokyo for more information about this group and how to apply. The group is held weekly and starts on Sunday 17 May at Tokyo Counseling Services counseling center in Shimokitazawa.
A new weekly Art Therapy Group in Tokyo starts on Wednesday 25 March at Tokyo Counseling Services counseling center in Shimokitazawa. This art therapy group will be faciltated by Ms Haeyong Jeong who is a UK licensed Art Therapist. She will be conducting her 5-week evening Art Therapy Workshop at from 19.00 to 19.30. All materials will be provided and the group is open to all residents of Tokyo. Click on this link to Art Therapy in Tokyo for more information about this group and how to apply.
Following Nicolas Dermota joining our counseling team in June of 2008 Tokyo Counseling Services was able to increase the range of languages that we provide to clients to include German and Portuguese. Now we are pleased to have Haeyoung Jeong, who was trained in the UK and has practiced counseling and art therapy in the UK, France and Korea, join us and so we are now also able to provide counseling in French and Korean too.
The "Tokyo Shimbun" (lit. trans. "Tokyo Newspaper" ) interviewed and featured Ms Taeko Goto JSCCP, a Japan licensed clinical psychologist and member of Tokyo Counseling Services' English speaking counseling and psychotherapy services team, in an article titled "Kokoro no Senmonka" (lit. trans. "Expert of the Mind Heart"). For more information and to read this article in Japanese just click on this link to Kokoro no Senmonka.
Tokyo Counseling Services is inviting you to a Group Therapy program this summer. Ms Mineko Horuchi M. A.is a Japan licensed clinical psychologist and group therapist who has trained with Natalie Rogers in America in Person Centered Approach Art Therapy Expression. She will conduct her second Art Therapy Workshop at TCS's counseling center in Shimokitazawa on Sunday 31st August from 12.00 to 17.00. Click on this link to Art Therapy in Tokyo for more information.
Tokyo Counseling Services is launchiing a new Group Therapy program commencing from April. Ms Mineko Horuchi M. A. is a psychologist and group therapist who has trained with Natalie Rogers in America in Person Centered Approach Art Therapy Expression. She will conduct her first Art Therapy Workshop at TCS's counseling center in Shimokitazawa on Sunday 27th April from 12.00 to 17.00. Click on this link to Art Therapy in Tokyo for more information.
Tokyo Counseling Services couples and marriage counseling services staff were interviewed and quoted in the Couples Counseling and Domestic Violence sections of a feature on these topics printed in the March 18 edition of the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, the top financial newspaper in Japan.
Full counseling and therapy services at TCS counseling center have now resumed after the holiday period. With Best Wishes to you all for a Peaceful, Healthy and Enjoyable New Year.
A new series of therapy groups and support groups will be held in 2008 commencing in February. Anyone over the age of 18 living in the Tokyo Metropolis and its surrounding area is very welcome to join any of these groups. The exact programs dates and times will be announced on in this News and Information section of TCS web sitein January. Early applications for places in any of these groups or other inquiries about these groups can be accepted by email anytime from Monday December 17th onwards.
New Tokyo Counseling Services web site was launched with ten counselor, clinical psychologist and psychotherapist staff profiles in English and Japanese.
New Tokyo Counseling Services pre-site was launched.
Tokyo Counsleing Services opens new Counseling Center in Shimokitazawa.