Crispin Mckenzie BSc. (Hons) MSc. (Psychology)
01424 852 454 / 07590 409 501
Hello... and welcome to my counselling profile. I hope the information provided here helps with the sometimes difficult task of choosing a counsellor who seems right for you.
You may be looking for a counsellor because you're experiencing emotional difficulty in your life or you know someone who is and you'd like to talk to a trained professional who can help.
At times many of us can experience personal difficulty in our lives. Sometimes, this may be because we feel unable to cope with a relational issue, or we may feel depressed, anxious, stressed and frustrated, or simply face some difficulty we cannot see our way out of.
My primary aim as a therapist is to work towards identifying, understanding and resolving the underlying cause of your difficulties in a practical, realistic and achievable way, so you can live your life in a way that is satisfying for you.
While specialising in the treatment of depression,anxiety and related psychological problems, I have experience helping people overcome and resolve a wide range of difficulties, such as drug and alcohol dependancy, self harm, grief and relational issues as well as offering counselling support to those affected by cancer.
My expertise as a therapist, is more about the development of a shared understanding into the root cause of your emotional struggle, than diagnosis. As a truly shared understanding evolves the focus of therapy will be the pursuit of meaningful psychological change.
If you are struggling and finding it difficult to cope with how you’re feeling and you would like to talk to a counsellor, please do get in touch.
My private counselling practice is located in St Leonard’s, not far from Hastings town centre, Battle and Bexhill. I work from Monday at 10am through to Sunday if required. I also offer evening appointments to make it as easy as possible for you to fit in your wellbeing around work.
When you feel ready to talk to a counsellor, you can reach me on: 01424 852 454. Alternatively you can contact me on my mobile 07590 409501 or if you'd prefer, just send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
It can be difficult to choose a qualified and experienced counsellor that seems right for you. So here are my qualifications and the regulatory bodies I’m a member of, to give you an idea of my high level of experience.
- Master of Science Psychology MSc. Kingston University London.
- Practitioner-based Honours Degree BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy Roehampton University London.
- West Middlesex University Hospital. Offering Counselling support to those affected by Cancer.
- Addiction Support Care Agency. (ASCA) Providing Psychotherapeutic Counselling for people with various addictions.
- Registered Clinical Member of the Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association (UPCA) an Organisational Member of the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy).
- I adhere to the UPCA Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.
The UPCA holds an independent national register of psychotherapeutic counsellors who have trained within universities. The quality of this rigorous training is linked with research and developments in the field of psychotherapy and counselling and meets the highest of academic as well as professional and ethical standards.
My Approach To Therapy
The theoretical orientation of my approach to therapy is integrative, which involves combining two or more disciplines of psychotherapy into a more effective approach that is flexible enough to fit the needs of different clients.
I’m qualified and experienced in the following therapeutic disciplines:
This approach to therapy is used to increase self-awareness and specifically, how our past experiences can influence our feelings and motivate our behaviours in the present.
We often have notions of how we should think, feel and behave in life, and these can hold us back. This type of therapy is used to help you find out what you really want out of life and how to achieve it.
Cognitive Analytic Therapy
When we need to focus on problematic thinking, such as phobias, anxiety and self-harming for example, this type of therapy offers practical ways to cope. Using this method is a powerful way to ensure these episodes can be controlled and happen less and less often.
While acknowledging present problems, this approach to therapy is based on solution building rather than problem solving by exploring your current strengths and resources to attain future hopes and goals.
Drawing on principles found in philosophy – the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence – the aim of this method is to open up what we think we can achieve and to help see things in perspective when you are consumed with fear, grief or any other feelings.
When you feel you’re ready to talk to a counsellor, you can contact me on: 01424 852 454 or alternatively, send me an email.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Person-centred therapy
Monday - Sunday: 10.00 am - 8.00 pm
Appointments are usually available within 24 hours.
Fees for Individual Counselling
Initial assessment/consultation fee is £40.00
Ongoing fees are charged at £50.00 per 60 minute session (paid weekly in advance).
Alternatively, £180.00 for each block of four sessions (paid monthly in advance).
Some concessions are possible depending on individual circumstances and availabilities.
My private practice is located on the fringe of a peaceful woodland setting in St Leonard's.
Free off-street parking is available.
The nearest bus stop is a 10 minute walk away.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
10:00 Am to 9:00 Pm Monday to Sunday
Types of client