Japan-UK Therapy Link is based in London, UK, providing counselling, psychotherapy and organisational consultancy services, including training and workshops for individuals, couples, groups and organisations. The practitioner, Yuko Nippoda has also released numerous publications, talks on the media and gives public speaking to heighten awareness for mental health and psychological issues.
The UK is a multicultural society and there are many opportunities for people from different cultural backgrounds to live and work together. Cross-cultural issues are complex, and misunderstandings and conflicts can easily occur due to cultural differences. Japan-UK Therapy Link focuses not only on the issue of the relationship between Japan and the UK, but on cross-cultural issues in the UK in general. The service emphasises the role of diversity and helps individuals and organisations to function effectively using difference as a positive force.
In terms of counselling and psychotherapy, the services are not limited to cross-cultural issues but general psychological and mental health issues for the indigenous population as well as those from ethnic minority groups.
The practitioner, Yuko Nippoda is a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, being registered with United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and accredited by British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She is one of very few publicly recognised Japanese psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK. She has 30 years experience in clinical work and group work, covering a wide range of psychological and mental health issues with the mainstream population and those from different cultures. She is also a fully qualified supervisor, being registered with United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Services are offered in both English and Japanese.