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About me

I have over 40 years experience in the mental health field as practitioner and manager. I am accredited as a cognitive behavioural therapist (CBT) by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and as an EMDR Europe (UK and Ireland) Practitioner. I am also trained in therapeutic hypnosis by Michael Yapko (an international leader in the field) and hold a Certificate with distinction from the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy.

I see many clients, both adults and children, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (e.g. following road accidents), anxiety disorders (PTSD, panic, general anxiety (excessive uncontrolled worry), social anxiety, phobias, ocd, body dysmorphic disorders, eating disorders, relationship problems, depression, anger issues, smoking cessation, survivors of early abuse, confidence and low self esteem issues.

EMDR and CBT are recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) as the treatments of choice for PTSD, as well as the other anxiety disorders and depression. By applying the relevant evidence based approaches I find the success rate is very high and the treatment tends to be short term.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Accredited by BABCP as cognitive behavioural psychotherapist since 1998
  • Accredited as EMDR Europe Practitioner since 2010
  • CQSW 1972 (Diploma in Applied Social Studies) Cardiff University
  • Diploma in Management Services (DMS) 1981
  • MSc. (Mental Health Social Work ) - School of Medicine, Manchester University 2000
  • Certificate in Hypnosis (National College) Distinction

I have been a lecturer on the Postgraduate Course in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at the University of Bolton.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR

Blackburn Rovers Enterprise Centre
Nuttall Street

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

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Nick Crichton  M.Sc. D.M.S C.Q.S.W CHP (NC)

Nick Crichton M.Sc. D.M.S C.Q.S.W CHP (NC)