Available In English & Japanese Languages

Andrew Grimes

  • 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

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.


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


He specializes in providing effective counselling 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.

Licenses and Qualifications


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.