About Jamie Kelly & YTherapy

“I believe in empowering people to take charge of their mental health and wellbeing before reaching a point of crisis.” – Jamie Kelly

YTherapy is a private Dramatherapy service based in Angel & Islington London. It was founded in 2017 so that mental health services could be accessed by more people in the community. This service offers creative therapies and counselling.  It is especially suited to adults affected by childhood and relational trauma (eg. abuse, neglect, violence, separation, loss and bereavement).

The YTherapy approach to therapy for trauma is both creative and holistic, tailored to meet your specific needs. We address trauma and its impact on the mind, body and how we connect and make relationships with people.

The recovery model and therapeutic approach is based on theories, research and practice for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD).

My name is Jamie Kelly and I am an HCPC registered Dramatherapist.

With over 10 years of clinical experience in the field of mental health, addictions and trauma, I have worked in education, healthcare, social care and criminal justice systems (including psychiatric hospitals, prisons and specialist psychotherapy clinics).

I have my own Professional Indemnity Insurance and hold a cleared Enhanced DBS certificate.

Qualifications & Accreditation

  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
    Registered Arts Therapist (Dramatherapist)
    Registration No. AS13780
  • Master of Arts 
    Drama and Movement Therapy (Sesame)
    Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London (London, UK) 2009
  • Bachelor of Education
    Pre-Service Teacher Training Programme
    University of Windsor (Windsor, Canada) 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
    Drama in Education
    University of Windsor (Windsor, Canada) 2003

Professional Memberships


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

Other Information

Please note that YTherapy and this website are not intended for crisis or emergency care. Where someone is at risk to themselves or others please contact either the Emergency Services or support lines such as The Samaritans

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