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
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.
This blog is not what you think it will be about. Each week in the room I use on a Wednesday evening, to see my Gender Queer, Non-Binary and Transgender clients, there sits a box of Man Size Tissues. These are on the table between us.
My first boyfriend Mark died rom HIV when I was just 18 years old. I have come to the realisation that Mark is still alive in me. The love and compassion I have for him is still alive today. He is the person who helps me find the drive for my work in the HIV community today.
Somewhere on my journey of finding myself I discovered my Gender Queer Identity. Gender Queer means a person like me, who does not subscribe to conventional gender distinctions but identifies with neither, both, or a combination of male and female genders.