English Counselling Kansai

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Contact Details, Location and Prices

Contact Details:

Telephone: 078 453 1030

As 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.

Email: englishcounselling@gmail.com

I 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.



Access to Counselling from Kobe or Osaka

Private counseling room in Kobe, also equipped for sandtray and play therapy.

By 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.

Full address and directions will be sent when you make an appointment.

Ground 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.

Web / Telephone Counselling

For 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.

Therapy and Counselling  in Kobe, Kansai, Japan

Opening Hours:

Tuesday 10am - 8.30pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm

Earlier morning appointments may be available by arrangement. Evening appointments are in high demand and are not always available to new clients

Appointments 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.


Initial telephone consultation up to 20 mins to answer questions and help you select the best counsellor - Free

Individual adults, standard income - 8000 yen (50min)
Individual adults, higher income (over 7 000 000 annually) - 10 000 yen (50min)
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)

Discounts may be available for regular longterm work.
I 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 clients.
Please 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.

Longer appointments than 50 mins are available and often helpful for couples and families, prices are usually slightly under pro rata

Please 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.



Home Background & Qualifications Counselling Children, Parents & Families Info for Organisations Other Resources Contact, Access & Prices 日本語
Please contact me if you have further questions or wish to arrange an initial meeting


Telephone: 0081-(0)78 453 1030
email: englishcounselling@gmail.com