Details, Location and Prices
078 453 1030
I am often unavailable to answer the phone immediately please do leave
a message on the answerphone. Please leave your
number clearly, the answerphone does not automatically record
your number. Please make sure your contact number is private if receiving
calls is a concern for you.
aim to answer all email enquiries promptly. If you prefer to be contacted
by phone please include your telephone number and I will call you.
counseling room in Kobe, also equipped for sandtray and play therapy.
train: approx 10 minutes from Sannomiya, Kobe, or
30 mins from Osaka / Umeda. The office is 10 mins
walk from Settsu-motoyama (JR) station or 15 mins walk from Okamoto
(Hankyu), or Ogi (Hanshin) stations.
address and directions will be sent when you make an appointment.
floor office - wheelchair access is possible although there is a slight
step and narrow door so please confirm measurements. Counseling and
training at other locations in Kansai, eg schools or workplaces, may
be possible by arrangement.
/ Telephone Counselling
those who cannot attend due to distance, illness, etc. internet counselling
(by Skype or an alternative more secure provider) or phone counselling
is possible. All other conditions are the same as for face-to-face.
Please contact me by email or phone to make an appointment.
10am - 8.30pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
morning appointments may be available by arrangement. Evening appointments
are in high demand and are not always available to new clients
are usually available for new clients within 1 or 2 weeks depending
on your flexibility. I do my best to find an appointment time that
works with your schedule. If your enquiry is urgent please include
your full postal address so I can send directions promptly.
telephone consultation up to 20 mins to answer questions and help
you select the best counsellor - Free
adults, standard income - 8000 yen (50min)
Individual adults, higher income (over 7 000 000 annually) - 10 000
Low income (all clients) - sliding scale, please enquire
Couples/relationship counselling - 10 000 yen (50min), 13 000 (80min)
Children, adolescents or families - 10 000 yen (50min)
Recent domestic violence or sexual assault - Initial appointment free.
(Please ask on enquiry or before paying)
may be available for regular longterm work.
have introduced a higher income price (still comparable to market
rates). The difference is used to help fund low cost counselling for
those in need. Income mentioned is a guide only - numbers of dependents
can be taken into account. These price changes do not affect existing
ask for a receipt for private health insurance if needed.
Weekly appointments are usually preferable, but if cost or distance
is an issue every two weeks is also reasonable. Lower frequency than
this usually means less effective therapy, so I would rather recommend
higher frequency but limited number of appointments if this is due
to cost. One-off or occasional consultation is also available.
appointments than 50 mins are available and often helpful for couples
and families, prices are usually slightly under pro rata
feel free to call just to find out about your options, or to make
enquiries for a friend. There is no pressure to make an appointment,
and it is often advisable to check more than one therapist if possible
to find the best possible fit.