Tokyo Therapy is the private international consulting practice of Prem
Dana Takada, Clinical Psychologist. She established the practice after
moving to Tokyo in 1995. She has now moved (in Sep 2007) to Byron Bay
on the beautiful Far North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. She decided
to continue her consulting business remotely after relocating back to
Australia as she felt there was still a great need for therapists with
her qualifications and experiences for those that are living abroad.
She does international sessions via Phone with email support.
Face to face meetings can also be organized during a retreat/therapeutic
vacation at stunning Byron Bay, New South Australia for one on one or
group work. Accommodation and other therapeutic activities such as massage,
yoga and meditations all available.
relying solely on phone and internet contact has proven to be very
successful with the many clients she worked with in the past in remote
locations within Japan and abroad. She currently works in this way with
clients living throughout Europe, Asia and Australia.
International +61-2-6680-9346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with
She can also assist you in finding therapists in Japan and in other
parts of Asia.
information about Dana’s full range of state of the art,
internationalquality services go to www.byronpsychology.com
During her time in Japan she consulted with the English speaking national
and international community on a range of problems, gave workshops
and seminars and was interviewed in Japan Times.
She was also actively involved as Conference Coordinator and President
of International Mental Health Professionals Japan (IMHPJ), the professional
association for international therapists in Japan.
She has a strong commitment to professionalism as evidenced by:
development activities by attendance and
presentations at professional and community conferences and seminars.
2. Networking with and supporting colleagues.
3. Ethical practice awareness.
4. Connections with a wide range of community groups such as Being a
Broad and the Association of International Community Provider Organizations
Why Seek Therapy?
therapy for a wide range of reasons ranging from support with personal
growth to specific
problem focus and psychiatric issues. Prem Dana’s international
experience in a diversity of settings
gives her a unique ability to deal with a wide range of presenting issues
with flexibility and care. Each treatment is designed according to client’s
needs. She is married to a Japanese national, thereby also bringing her
own personal experience to cross cultural issues.
is totally confidential. Prem Dana abides by the Australian Psychological
Society and International Mental Health Professionals Japan code
of ethics, which establish professional ethical standards.
Why a Clinical Psychologist?
is a Clinical Psychologist which means that she is specialist in human
behaviour and change. Clinical Psychologists provide systematic assessment,
evaluation of behaviour, personality, emotions and systems to provide
solutions for individuals, groups, organizations and the community.
Prem Dana is a member of the College of Clinical Psychologist of the
Australian Psychological Society, a minimum 8 year training requirement.
Australian Clinical Psychology training runs on a scientist – practitioner
model and involves training by coursework,
major thesis and internship.
Clinical Psychologists use evidence based treatments and therapies including
Cognitive Therapy and Family and Systemic approaches.
In contrast, a Psychiatrist is a medical doctor (M.D.) who has specialized
in psychiatry. Psychologists do not prescribe medication though a referral
can be made to a medical practitioner for further assessment for the
appropriate use of medication as part of your treatment, if required.
Referrals and recommendations to other community resources can also be
made as part of your treatment.
Brief or Long Term?
is trained in brief and in other longer term and in depth therapy approaches.
Brief therapy can last from 1-15 sessions while longer term therapy
can be ongoing, according to each client’s situation.