Adrian Crozier

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Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist & Counsellor, MClinSci UKCP
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Canterbury CT1 & Bridge CT4
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About me

Hello, I'm Adrian.

A Little About Me

I am a highly experienced, dedicated, and skilled Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Psychodynamic Counsellor.  I have accreditation and am registered with the UKCP.  I am also a member of the Council for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists and Jungian Analysts (CPJA). I have been counselling for 20 years and delivering psychotherapy for 15 of those.

I bring a wealth of life's experience to the therapy.  I am frequently told how I go the extra mile for clients. If you are determined to beat what holds you back - we will each be in good company

My learning was extremely wide. This ensures you are not squeezed into a narrow stream of treatment!  This is a thorough but affordable therapy of a quality that large service providers seldom if ever fund. Anxiety for example, shouldn't be a life sentence - knowing how it got there is key to it's departure.

With extensive experience in the NHS and other private and charitable health providers, I know how good it can be when such services get it right - I also know just how utterly time-wasting and deflating it can be when they don't.

My private clients are from every age group and walk of life.  All deserve my best....and get it!  You get honesty, thoughtfulness and a therapy that has proven itself over decades. You are not a label - you are a human. labels were made by other humans!  (Some can be helpful to a degree - read on!).

Why Did I Become A Therapist?

From a young age I could feel a deep empathy for others.  In my early career I worked with many people facing some serious social and emotional difficulties.  Then and now, I experienced a useful empathic determination to support people out of their difficulty.

One day I was approached by a well-known psychological figure who shared an enthusiasm in my ability.  Spurred on by this, I gained greater experience in many settings before heading for university.

I worked with Victim Support, adult crisis services, children's charities, schools, and the NHS in my training.  I studied and qualified at The University of Kent where I obtained a Master of Clinical Science (Psychotherapy). I went on to supervise and train counsellors and key workers in a Brixton (South London) crisis centre. I accepted roles which resulted in further years of exceptional clinical experience with some of the most hard-working of NHS teams.

However, I was dismayed to observe that in the politics of NHS delivery, some staff were pressured into adopting unethical 'sticking-plaster' approaches, which often prolonged the pain and caused many people to give up.

A World That Doen't Get It

In October 2008 the mass-labelling of NHS Primary Care patients began. Every person seeking counselling via their 'IAPT' route was given a label (usually made up by the pharmaceutical industry). The 'label' helped to monetize IAPT.  Yet 50% of clients gave up and simply walked out.

'Label fever' was spreading!  Research in one London university concluded that every pupil in a number of schools "had ADHD" under this 'new' NHS 'industrialised' approach.

Labels, can for some, come as good news!  They may make us feel understood.  A negative aspect is when your therapist thinks of you as if you are a label - rather than discovering your full potential, over and above the diagnosis. 

There is widepread denial by the NHS, the media and politicians about an epidemic of neglect and psychological mistreatment (and worse) - by parents - sadly, many of whom had their own untreated mental health or trauma or addiction challenges. 

In such cases, most organised therapy services avoid the issues as if a person's problems came from outer space.

The stoney silence of denial is damaging and time-wasting but a willingness to deal with the legacy of inter-generational damage is key to our being able to move on to a life of clearer thinking - free of guilt and self-blame

You Are So Important:

My skills today are tailored to you, whatever your current 'relationship' with the world.  To me, every client should be correctly assessed and delivered the therapy with the very best chance of success.  'Labels' can stifle care. Let's work swiftly but do the whole thing properly.

No matter the ups and downs and struggles you have survived, your life and history are deeply important to me and highly relevant to a successful therapy.

As children, we grow with strengths and defences according to a multitude of conditions that we had to tolerate and adjust to.

Even as toddlers, many of us become 'survivors' of a damaged world.  The exciting bit is that nature anticipated this may happen!  If you've made it this far, you can rise-up from it by using any negative experiences to establish a far more positive understanding for the future. You are stronger than you might know!

I regard all people as being of equal value, irrespective of gender, orientation, race, disability, religion, belief, age or appearance.  Everyone is welcome and will always get the very best care and attention.  Let's aim high.

How bad does it get?

You're story is unique.  Although many people have been through similar experiences, life unfolds with unlimited variations - that's why I pay so much attention to your story.

If your therapy doesn't get this part right - it's just not therapy!

Depression

These days, depression is often treated as if there is something wrong with you!  Not here. In fact, your depression is far more likely to be caused by a combination of no-win situations, fear, or a sense of loss you have endured.

We can spend many years of our lives grieving for the lives of our parents, at the same time as trying to deal with our own issues. There are ways through this predicament.

Depression is mostly a natural reaction.  We can get stuck there when whatever we have tried - fails.  If this is you, let's see if we can locate a way to cope with and change, what previously had felt 'unchangeable'.

You And I Solve Mysteries

I know all too well about the difficulties of relationships, including the complexities of family issues, co-dependencies, fears of abandonment and argument that becomes all too predictable.  I know deeply about the legacy of abuse and neglect - I have worked in this field extensively. Great progress can be made to change outcomes and help restore faith in yourself.

Trauma underlies most of the awful situations we encounter.  Like a 'knot-weed' if gets into the foundations of our life and can make the most secure people feel that their life is teetering on the brink.

Even our workplace can feel like the last place you want to attend due to organisational lapses and  various forms of abuse from those who step over the line one way or another. Yet the way we approach these challenges can influence outcomes more than we sometimes realise.

Yes, we can work it out.

Having to resort to medications to compensate for a lack of quality talking-therapies is a national disgrace.  You and I are designed by nature to survive most challenges. We will work swiftly and carefully, making sure that your therapy provides you with the best tools for now and the future.

Safe and Confidential:

I am a safe, trusted therapist. The truly confidential space I offer enables us to skilfully share your life and times. This can be a huge relief when compared to the data hungry obsessions of huge organisations.

No personal identifying information is stored on computers or devices of any kind. 

I offer you what you should always have had in your life – privacy, the attention, the time, the place and emotional space where your needs are at the very centre of everything that you and I do.

This is not another tick-box 'make-over'.  I do my best to help us solve the mysteries which sit at the very core of your problems.

If you are hesitant to try therapy, I assure you that clients usually gain great confidence from the insights.  It is 'our' journey - you and I learn from each other and adopt a pace that's right for you.

How soon would you like to connect?

If you message me I will reply on the same day.  We can then talk on the phone initially - at no charge.  If you then want to continue , I will try to locate a first full session quickly. The more flexible you are, the sooner it can happen.  I will always respond rapidly to your reaching out to me.

I can provide sessions online via Skype or Zoom, on the phone or in face to face sessions in one of my consulting rooms.

Local clients often come from Canterbury, Whitstable, Tankerton, Herne Bay, Bridge, Faversham, Fordwich, Ash, Ashford, Wye, Maidstone, Sandwich, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, the Medway Towns, Thanet and other Kent locations. Online is also available for anyone, anywhere, no matter how far.

If you live or work in Kent, we can meet at my practice in central Canterbury or in Bridge (Nr Canterbury).  Face to face is the ideal way to experience therapy.  Equally, many online clients can do really well.

Please do get in touch.  You will hear back quickly.

I really look forward to hearing from you.

Adrian

Adrian Crozier

07734 834700

Training, qualifications & experience

Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

Adult Psychotherapy and Counselling.

Young people and Children's Psychotherapy and Counselling.

Group Psychotherapy

Bereavement Counselling.

Serious Sexual Assault Training

Psychological training in the workplace.

Team Development Approaches.

Training for mentors and therapists, carers and families or individuals wishing to incorporate psychoanalytic insight into their support of vulnerable people.

Counselling for Cancer and Stroke patients and those facing medical uncertainty.

Support for those having a Dementia Diagnosis - and for those learning to communicate and handle the emotions and psychological challenges of dementia patients.

Developmental training for parents, teachers and carers.

Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy at the University of Kent.

Master of Clinical Science MClinSci (Psychotherapy) at the University of Kent.

40 years of experience and continuing professional development.

40 years of helping people to believe in themselves and to overcome the traumas, challenges and misfortunes of life.

Member organisations

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Family issues.

Cancer and Dementia related emotional support for self or another.

Victims of any gender or orientation who have experienced strife, violence and abuse in relationships.  This includes women, girls, men and boys - whatever the involvement in the situation.

Institutional and Workplace Abuse including from corporate and state funded organisations.

Moral injury from unreasonable demands in a professional role.

Victims of false allegations.

Fees

£55.00 - £75.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Sessions vary from £55 - £75 according to individual needs and circumstances.

Couples & Family Therapy are quoted in an effort to make them as affordable as possible.  They do cost more but let's see what is possible to get you the help you would like.

Payment by bank transfer is preferred.   Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Wherever possible, I work with you to arrange appointment times that will best suit your schedule.   Obviously,  some appointment times are sought more than others so book early if you can.

Further information

There is no charge for contacting me.  An initial phone call of at least 20 minutes to think through and provide insight on your situation is free of charge. This may help ypu decide on the most advantageous therapeutic path, for you.

What really matters is you getting the support and confidence you may need to go forward.  If you do need to speak  to someone and are having difficulty in doing so, do contact me and let's see if we can put your mind at rest as to any next step.

Adrian Crozier, Lombard House, Upper Bridge Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2NF

Bridge, Kent, CT4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

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A council run car park called Holmans Meadow, adjoins the building. Nearest rail station 7 minutes walk: Canterbury East or 18 minutes walk from Canterbury West. Bus station: 5 minutes walk.

Online platforms

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Adrian Crozier
Adrian Crozier