Meet YTherapy

Your Mental Health Accountability Partner

Our Mission

There’s this notion that in order to help others, you need to give yourself selflessly and make personal sacrifices. When going the extra mile becomes a cost to your mental health and wellbeing, we think it’s only right to draw a line and redress the balance because no one should have to suffer. 

We believe there’s a ‘give’ and ‘take’ to helping and that it’s not selfish to sometimes put yourself first. With so much to offer to your family, friends, colleagues and clients – you also deserve the same quality of care and support when you need it most. 

That’s why we’re here to help helpers, like you, take better care of your mental health so you can continue to be there for the world. 

Logo for Health and Care Professions Council. This shows that YTherapy's therapists include HCPC registered Dramatherapists.
Logo for The British Association of Dramatherapists. This shows that YTherapy include therapists who are members of BADth.
Logo for The Disclosure and Barring Service. This shows that YTherapy's therapists are enhanced DBS checked.
Logo for Blue Light Card. This shows that YTherapy is a provider for BLC members who are first responders and emergency workers.
Logo for Mindful Employer. This shows that YTherapy has signed the UK charter that supports better mental health in the workplace.
Logo that reads GDPR Compliant. This shows that YTherapy is GDPR compliant and registered with the ICO.

Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.

Sigmund Freud

Our Story

The “Y” in YTherapy stands for “Why”.

When we question “why therapy?” we also question “why mental health?”

Be it curiosity or crisis, sometimes we need to have important conversations about our mental health if we want to be healthy and happy.

Like a small branch of a tree, the “Y” also represents new growth. As therapists, we know that when you get to the bottom of what troubles you most and nurture yourself from the roots up – you can heal, grow and flourish.

We believe that anyone who has the courage to look at their vulnerabilities can change the world.

Our Founding

In response to the wider community’s need for mental health support, YTherapy was founded in 2017 by Jamie Kelly.

Since opening our doors in Central London as a private therapy practice, we discovered that many of our clients who have already experienced NHS, EAP or Private Health Insurance counselling services needed something more robust and wanted to have a say in how they were being supported. 

Today, we work with individuals and organisations across the UK and globally. We support our clients through personalised mental health and wellness services. We offer therapy, consulting and psychoeducational training.  

Photo of Jamie Kelly who is a Dramatherapist and the Clinical Lead of therapy and wellness services at YTherapy in London, UK.

Mental health should be a priority for everyone. No one should have to wait for a crisis before seeking support.

Jamie Kelly – Founder & Director

Our Approach

We understand the full impact of stress and trauma on the mind and body. We help our clients become more self-aware, resilient and equipped to cope with day-to-day pressures and unexpected challenges. We integrate a variety of therapeutic approaches, best practices and research in neuroscience, trauma, creative, relational and organizational psychology.

Mind & Body Psychotherapy

We use an effective blend of talk, creative and body-based therapies for greater personal resolve & longer-lasting change.

Trauma Informed Care

We are trauma-aware and trauma-sensitive, and work safely and compassionately with a personalised approach to care and support.

Resilience-Based Therapy

 We balance the necessary deep work with robust self-care support so that you can become a stronger version of yourself.

Our Team of Therapists

Led by the Director and Clinical Lead for YTherapy, Jamie Kelly has over 10+ years of experience working in the field of mental health, addictions, trauma and abuse in various community, in-patient and secure settings. Our team of accredited and experienced therapists have a wealth of knowledge and specialist experience working with anxiety, stress and burnout, trauma and PTSD.

We'll be here when you're ready.