Jacob Choi

Jacob Choi


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English, British Sign Language, Korean

Contact information

Phone number
07305074943 (SMS only)

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Therapist - Hammersmith, London

Hammersmith, London W6
07305074943 (SMS only)
Sessions from £70.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

(My offices are in N1 & W6)

Eudaimonia (Ευδαιμονια in Greek philosophy), whose Latin translation is Beata Vita (Happy Life), is an ancient term equivalent to Optimal Mental Health.

Also, the concept of Nirvana in Buddhism means the same thing.

How, then, can we attain Eudaimonia/Nirvana?

By means of right living, correct way of life, or authentic way of being in the world with others.

What is the right way of life?

Pursuing Ethical Values, such as Truth, Wisdom, and Humility – in other words, becoming more truthful, wiser, and humbler.

If growing in Truth, Wisdom, and Humility means something for you, then you have found the right person to be your fellow traveller.

I am tri-lingual (English, British Sign Language, and Korean).

Due to my hearing difficulty, I use a microphone/transmitter and a receiver when I work with hearing clients. For d/Deaf clients I use BSL and/or lipreading, while for d/Deaf-and-Blind clients Hands on signing. I offer online counselling only to BSL users.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Therapist - Hoxton, London

Hoxton, London N1
07305074943 (SMS only)
Sessions from £70.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a UKCP accredited member and a BACP registered member. 

I have treated a wide range of mental health issues. Yet, a similarity amongst clients is that, initially, clients talk about their relationships with other people and things (e.g., their bodies/health, traumatic events in which they were involved, etc.) and at this stage I try to help them in terms of dyadic-regulation. Gradually, I shift the centre of gravity towards talking about clients' self-relationships, to which many of them fail to pay any attention. Helping clients re-establish their self-relationships, I endeavour to strengthen their ability to self-regulate emotions so that they can become emotionally more resilient.

What do you value most in your relationship with your own self? If growing in Truth, Wisdom, and Humility means something for you, then you have found the right person to be your fellow traveller.

I am tri-lingual (English, British Sign Language, and Korean).

Due to my hearing difficulty, I use a microphone/transmitter and a receiver when I work with hearing clients. For d/Deaf clients I use BSL and/or lipreading, while for d/Deaf-and-Blind clients Hands on signing. I offer online counselling only to BSL users.

My first session

My first few or several sessions are for assessment only. The purpose is to create hypotheses: the more hypotheses, the better. Afterwards, I will be testing, modifying, updating, and/or abandoning the hypotheses as I work with the client

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Supervisor - London

London N1
07305074943
Sessions from £70.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

1) I use the Seven Eyed Model of supervision.

2) I am an UKCP accredited member as an Integrative Psychotherapist.

3) I have got a Phd in philosophy before my training in MA, Psychotherapy at Regent’s University London. So, I can easily work as an Existential Psychotherapist.

4) Emotional dysregulation is the crux of all mental health issues, and is intrinsically an important part of self-relationship. Initially, clients talk about their relationships with other people and things (e.g., their bodies/health, traumatic events in which they were involved, etc.) and at this stage I try to help them in terms of dyadic-regulation. Gradually, I shift the centre of gravity towards talking about clients' self-relationships, to which many of them fail to pay any attention. Helping clients re-establish their self-relationships, I endeavour to strengthen their ability to self-regulate emotions so that they can become emotionally more resilient.

5) In understanding the client’s/supervisee’s material the application of hermeneutic circle (i.e., a dialogical relation between the part and the whole in texts: we have to refer to the whole to understand the parts and the parts to understand the whole [e.g. in understanding sentences and the words within them]) is crucial. This is to say that I always endeavour to understand a client in a wider context of that client in terms of, e.g., relationship, environment, sexuality, etc.

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Phenomenological

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited