Counselling is a place to share freely about what’s really going on for you in a private, supportive and non-judgemental space. Speaking to a professional, someone who is separate from a family member or friend can give you that healthy distance so that you may gain greater clarity about yourself and your situation.

Talking can be a very helpful outlet when you connect with someone who you feel you can trust. Trust takes time so finding a therapist who feels right for you is a necessary first step.

It takes strength and courage to seek help. Getting started is not always easy and the thought of sharing your vulnerabilities could feel daunting. That’s why I offer a creative and holistic approach to counselling to help make talking feel easier for you.

People seek counselling for many different reasons. I can help you address the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Identity Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Workplace Stress
  • Change and Transitions
  • Loss and Bereavement
Does the following sound familiar to you?

You are always thinking about something worrying and your mind is on overdrive. You find it hard to concentrate or sleep because of these thoughts.

When you feel clouded or trapped by your own thinking it can help to have an outlet so that you do not feel consumed by your worries. If you are used to thinking and speaking your mind in one way, working with a professional can help you see things from a new perspective.

I offer a talking space that can include other ways for you to communicate what may be on your mind. I can help you develop a new perspective by working visually or experientially (e.g. using action-based methods such as role play). When you have a space to process your thoughts and feelings, it can help take the pressure off. You do not need to work it all out by yourself.

You feel numb or disconnected from your emotions. You express very little because you do not understand how you feel, and this makes it difficult to connect with others.

When you are feeling unsure about yourself and you find yourself unable to relate to others, it can be a very lonely and isolating experience. If you are feeling disconnected from yourself and the world, it can help to seek support so that you are not completely alone in how you feel.

I work relationally and believe that developing a positive and trusting therapeutic relationship is essential in counselling. When you feel listened to, understood and affirmed, it can help release and unblock feelings so that you feel more present and grounded within yourself.

You feel overwhelmed by your emotions. You sometimes ‘spill out’ your feelings and you find it hard to strike a balance in your everyday life.

When you are feeling intense emotions, it can sometimes take over your rational side. If you’re left feeling out of control and things become unmanageable in your mind, it is important to work with an experienced therapist who can help you cope with all feelings including sadness, anger and shame.

As a Dramatherapist, I can offer you creative ways to express your emotions safely. A creative approach to therapy can help you get to the root of the issue by working indirectly or symbolically with what you are wanting to address. This means you can work at your own pace and share only what you feel ready to share.


YTherapy is a private Dramatherapy & Counselling service for adults in Central London.

Jamie Y W Kelly is an HCPC registered Dramatherapist (Registration No. AS13780).

Jamie specialises in working 1-to-1 with adults who are affected by childhood and relational trauma.


Neals Yard Remedies
295 Upper Street,
London, N1 2TU

City Road Therapy
335 City Road
London, EC1V 1LJ

Nearest Stations

Angel and Highbury & Islington

Business Hours

Monday to Friday (8am-6pm)

AM & PM times are available by appointment only

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