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English Counselling Services in Japan

Japan is home to a thriving international community, with many expatriates choosing to live and work here. Despite the many advantages, life in Japan can also be challenging, particularly for those who are not familiar with the local language and culture, and like living anywhere, things in life just happen. This can lead to feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression, which is why access to high-quality English counselling services is so important. Bookmark this page and share if with are friend if they are in need.

Here are some of the best options for English counselling in Japan.


TELL is a non-profit organisation that was established in 1973 and is based in Tokyo. They provide a range of support services, including counselling, to the international community in Japan. TELL can be reached through their lifeline at 03-5774-0992 (9am–11pm every day) or via chat (Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10:30pm–2am). They offer free, confidential, and anonymous support, and their resources and support are all in English. They welcome kids, teens, and adults who need to talk to someone.


In response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, TELL has also developed a range of workshops to help businesses stay strong and protect their employees' mental health.


Tokyo TMS Clinic provides state-of-the-art treatment for mental health issues, such as depression, without the need for medication. They offer Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) treatment, which is a highly effective form of therapy.


Tokyo Mental Health is a network of English-speaking psychologists and counsellors based in three locations across Tokyo. They have teamed up with the American Clinic Tokyo to provide psychiatric services for depression and other conditions, along with cognitive therapy and relaxation techniques for mood or panic disorders.


Counselling Tokyo is a forum for therapists to share information and support one another. Each therapist operates independently, and you can find their profiles online. The focus is on counselling as the main form of therapy, without the use of medication.


Japan Psychiatrist offers psychotherapy and psychological counselling in Japanese and English. They are open for appointments during the week, on Saturdays, and on national holidays. Distance counselling via Skype or phone is also an option, and medications can be mailed to you, making it an ideal choice for busy professionals.


Tokyo Meguro Counseling Center is staffed by both psychiatric and psychological professionals and offers counselling and psychotherapy in both Japanese and English. They offer a range of therapies, including insight-oriented psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, supporting psychotherapy, life coaching, and marriage counselling. They are located in the Shibuya-Ebisu area.


If you ever find yourself in need of English counselling in Japan, these are some of the best options available. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you are struggling with stress, anxiety, or depression, these organisations can provide you with the support and care that you need to feel better.



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