Jamie Kelly

My Story

As a first-generation immigrant (third-culture kid), growing up was tough.

Being, what felt like at the time, the only Asian kid in small-town Canada came with challenges. I moved around a lot and eventually made my home in London, UK.

My experience of being a minority and labelled as “different” always changed depending on where I placed myself and how I looked at things. My search for identity and belonging fuelled my passion to train as a therapist.

That’s when things just clicked.

Becoming Me and Belonging with Others is something we all want in life.

My personal and work life has taught me:

Whatever your background or circumstance, you have the power to create your own path and reach your full potential.

That’s why I help people through the healing power of self-expression, self-empowerment and self-acceptance. When people feel happier in themselves, they feel happier in their relationships.

As a Therapist

I recognise the challenges of displacement and marginalisation. Of feeling different. Of not fitting in.

Being compassionate, open-minded and non-judgemental is important to me. I am present and always give my full attention.
I recognise the healing power of feeling heard, acknowledged and accepted.

I like to spark imagination, invite philosophical conversations and explore new perspectives. My clients often tell me: “I never thought about it that way.”

Having worked in challenging environments (like psychiatric hospitals and prisons), I can say – I know trauma. This means I’m not easily shaken or shocked. You can expect a strong and sturdy therapist by your side.

 

My Approach to Therapy

Therapy with me is about helping you become the best version of you.

You heal from within – starting at the roots. It’s an inside out approach. Not a quick-fix solution.

I combine traditional and contemporary psychotherapy in my practice. My approach is rooted in attachment theory, creative arts therapies, trauma research and neuroscience. This means you will be fully supported to heal past trauma, reach your full potential, and strengthen your relationships.

You can expect a safe space to talk through anything worrying you.

You can also expect a creative and nurturing space to grow, heal and flourish.

 

LEARN ABOUT MY CREDENTIALS & EXPERIENCE

YTherapy provides individual relationship therapy and counselling in Angel and Farringdon, Central London.