I am currently only offering sessions via Zoom during the Corona 19 pandemic – this is in order to protect my clients and myself as a practitioner
Hello, my name is Chai-Yoel (gender pronoun they/ them) I run Joel Korn Psychotherapy. Welcome to my training website I offer a range of services, I invite you to go to each section of my Training website to find out more about each area, this includes:
Offering Training and Well-Being groups within the corporate sector. I am happy to work for statutory or voluntary sector organisations offering my services on a freelance basis, for small or large projects.
Being a passionate expert speaker where I speak about my lived experience and my specialist subject areas. My public speaking has taken me across the world, from delivering a workshop on ‘Dealing with Difficult Emotions as part of the Happy Life Conference in Taipei in 2011, Taiwan, to being on the Interfaith Panel at Pink Therapy’s Intersectional Conference in 2019. I am also a writer around the themes of well-being or my psychotherapy specialisms for journals and magazines.
“I found Joel’s lecture on ChemSex eye opening and highly inspiring. I didn’t have much knowledge of the subject before. Joel’s lecture allowed me to investigate the scene, as if I was there. And in the same time, it gave me a wide glimpse at the challenges and dangers this scene can present in the professional sense. I highly recommend it”
“Joel Korn participated in the Mastering Addictive Personality Training in 2015. Then subsequently delivered two excellent lectures on ChemSex and its attendant issues on subsequent MAP trainings. Joel teaches from a compassionate and open-hearted space within himself. His teaching style is personal and very engaging”
“I thought Joel’s presentation on ChemSex had the right balance of personal experience and statistics. If it was just statistics the numbers start to lose their weight for me, so the personal parts helped it all to sink in. It was a topic I was a bit familiar with and this really helped to expand my awareness. It was interesting to have the chronological history part explained how as the drugs and music changed so did sex and how we treated sex. How the past & present attitudes towards gay, queer, trans effect people & can contribute to the emotional scarring shame stigma etc. For me it was like an opening into a longer conversation and I would have liked more discussion afterwards”
“Thank you so much for taking part in the Faith Tent this year – the Interfaith LGBTQI panel was a wonderful addition to the Faith Tent programme. The Faith Tent was a great witness to the PrideCymru festival and we had some great conversations with folks, taking the message that God is for all, including us in the LGBTQI community”
Rev Delyth Liddell
Cardiff University Chaplaincy
From Joel’s Blog
A year on from my second sexual violent assault, robbery and destruction of my flat. I am still questioning, what is justice? What would I want that to look like? The police not only did not act in my best interest, but I still feel they treated my case differently as they saw and assumed a different set of rules.
If I choose to make my New Year Resolutions, I try to always make them towards the end of January. My New Year Resolution is that I’m going to stop apologising for being me and stop hiding my true self. I did a lot of reading around gender, trans and non-binary identities at the end of 2019.
In the last four months, since my perpetrator sexually assaulted me, I have felt every feeling attached to the cycle of loss: denial, numbness, sadness, anger and acceptance. I believe I lost who I was in those moments that he violated my consent and my sense of innocence around sex.
Is it time that our LGBTQ+ community has a conversation about consent? As LGBTQ+ folk we have often been policed for our sexual behaviour or how we express ourselves sexually. As a former member of the kink community myself. I was fearful of going to the police to gain support.