Yuko Nippoda M.A.

UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor
UKCP Registered Supervisor
Yuko Nippoda is one of the very few publicly recognised Japanese psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK. She became the first Japanese UKCP registered psychotherapist based in the UK.



UK 1992 onwards
  • Psychotherapist and counsellor at an intercultural therapy centre, university, EAP, in primary care and private practice
  • Group psychotherapist for women with depression
  • Seminars and workshops on cross-cultural issues for counsellors and psychotherapists
  • Organisational consultant and trainer focusing on cross-cultural issues
  • Talks on cross-cultural and mental health issues for the Japanese community
  • Talks and consultancy for the media
Japan 1988-1992
  • Student Counsellor in higher education
  • An intaker in a counselling organisation for English speaking people
  • Educational guidance adviser in the department of overseas studies at the Australian embassy


  • MA in Counselling Studies --- Keele University
  • Gestalt psychotherapy --- Metanoia Institute
  • Integrative advanced psychotherapy and organisational consultancy --- PHYSIS
  • Psychodynamic cross-cultural psychotherapy --- Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre
  • Clinical supervision and transpersonal psychotherapy --- Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy Education
  • Alcohol Counselling --- North Staffordshire Alcohol Advisory Service
  • Certificate in Counselling --- Sophia University
  • Telephone-Counselling Training in English --- Tokyo English Life Line

  • Apart from the training above, I have attended workshops and seminars on many approaches such as TA, CBT, Exsistential, Systemic, Attachment Theory, and on many different mental health and psychological issues. I constantly participate in continuing professional development to maintain the standards of my work.


  • UKCP Registered Supervisor (2013)
  • BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor (2011)
  • Diploma in Supervision (2001)
  • BACP Accredited Counsellor (2000)
  • UKCP Registered Psychotherapist (1997)
  • M.A. in Counselling Studies (1994)
  • Certificate in Counselling (1990)

Professional membership