Welcome to Shine LGBTQIA+ Psychotherapy
Hello and welcome to Shine Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) Psychotherapy.
Chai-Yoel Korn runs Shine LGBTQIA+, Chai-Yoel is an Integrative Body and Trauma Psychotherapist and Supervisor with experience of offering psychotherapy services to individuals and groups, adults and young people aged 13+. This includes Shine On LGBTQ+ Bereavement Peer Support Groups located in north and south London. For twenty years, they have worked and volunteered in the LGBTQIA+ community. I am able to offer short-term and long-term work, Chai-Yoel is able to meet with you in East Finchley, Clerkenwell or London Bridge, or via Skype in English.
I like to work creatively with my clients integrating body work, creative writing and art materials where appropriate. In the therapeutic work we do together, I will provide you with the best of care, and develop a professional relationship based on confidentiality, trust and respect.
I have a good understanding and experience of how our gender, gender identity, sexuality and the way we express ourselves sexually can get in the way of leading a happy and happy life. I work with a wide range of presenting issues including dealing with anxiety, confidence, cultural difference, depression, faith, gender dysphoria, isolation, long-term chronic illnesses, loss, personal development, relationships, self-esteem, social anxiety, stress and trauma.
For the other services I offer please follow the links below:
CliniQ Heart & Soul Therapy Group
For those that identify as Non-Binary, Queer or Transgender
Starting on Wednesday 5th June 2019.
Meets every Wednesday from 7-8.30pm
Venue: Central London
Shine On: LGBTQIA+ Bereavement
LGBTQIA+ Bereavement Emotional Peer Support Group for those that identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer
Shine-On North London
Meets last Sunday of the month 12-1.20pm, The Apple Tree
Shine LGBTQIA+ and Allies Practitioners Network
Shine LGBTQIA+ and Allies Practitioners Network is on Saturday 28th September 12.30-2.30pm to book tickets, please click on the link below:
“By building a relationship with Chai-Yoel they got to completely understand me. In doing so helped me read potential warning signs in my behaviour, understand and forgive my past”
JF, One to one therapy client, successfully managed to become abstinent of alcohol and drugs during our work together.
“Chai-Yoel became an important part of the team during his employment at River House Trust. They have a warm and empathic in approach. They communicate well and have a strong sense of cultural awareness and individual diversity. Chai-Yoel has worked hard and creatively to develop the therapeutic services offered at River House”
River House Trust, West London
“You were incredibly supportive and professional all the time. Thank-you”
AF, One to one therapy client.
“You have patiently helped me whilst I was anxious and depressed, thank-you so much!”
SB, One to one therapy client
“You have taught me the importance of boundaries, which took me a while to understand, but I did, and that is something I will treasure. I will always think of you with admiration. Thank-you”.
IC, One to one therapy client
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank-you for all your hard work and efforts during your employment with us and we extend to you our sincere best wishes for your future”.
Birmingham LGBT Centre
“You have been a great asset to the ELOP team and the development of our youth services”.
East London Out Project
“I had six weekly sessions with Joel in late 2018, centring my confusion with my gender identity and expression. With Joel I felt that I was in a comfortable, understanding and in a safe space to talk about my experiences. Over time I was able to work with Joel to develop tools to help myself and continue to monitor my own feelings and decipher them. Some of these tools I’m still using months later, and I feel that their support during such a critical time was invaluable to my wellbeing. Before I started the sessions, I was feeling overwhelmed, but by the end I felt I had a better understanding of my identity and how to express myself in the wider world. I’m very grateful for the help that Joel has provided. Thank you!”.
Individual Psychotherapy Client
“Im really grateful for our sessions and signing myself up for counselling is one of the best things I’ve ever done. I really appreciate everything you and your work helped me with in the 12 sessions – really, thank you!”.
Individual Psychotherapy Client
“I liked your therapy style and I would always recommend you to a friend”.
From Joel’s Blog
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Recently, I was fortunate to attend the Kiss My Genders exhibition at the Hayward Gallery. The exhibition is what Vincent Honore, chair and exhibition curator says it is: “Kiss My Genders is a group exhibition celebrating artists whose work explore and engages with...read more
Following twenty years of working in the LGBT community, under the banner of ‘Joel Korn Counselling’ I am pleased to announce the launch of my new venture: ‘Shine Through’.read more
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