Fred Crossman, Experienced Childrens and Adult Psychotherapist registered MBACP
Life can be challenging at times. We can be affected by our past at any time in our lives, as well as issues affecting us in the present, this can make us feel unbalanced, worried and unsure of ourselves. Therapy; talking with a trained and qualified professional, can help us to find the answers, and to take positive steps towards change. When working with Children sometimes talking can feel too scary at first and other forms of communication can help, such as play therapy or using sand trays and art materials.
By building a secure and safe relationship with your counsellor, in a non-judgemental, confidential and safe environment, we can explore what’s troubling you. This relationship is key to the healing process, while it can sound like a huge task, together we will find your strength to make changes you may wish to.
I am an experienced fully qualified Counsellor, trained as an integrative therapist. My approach will be based on each individual and your specific needs, focusing on your challenges. We all feel, and think and experience things differently, the integrative approach allows us to adapt the therapeutic process, allowing us to resolve your challenges together.
For more information please visit my website www.fredcrossmancounselling.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified and experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I have worked as a Counsellor in education settings many times in the past and currently manage counselling services for a large academy school in Hampshire. I have worked in private practice and held senior positions in the charity sector managing all aspects of mental health and counselling services. I have significant experience working with Sexual Orientation and Gender identity (SOGI) particularly with young people. I offer online, and face to face appointments in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge.
I will provide a safe, non-judgemental, confidential environment, enabling you to explore your chosen subject. I believe we have the answers within us, that we are experts on ourselves, but, that sometimes we need the right space and person to help us find those answers. Whether that's through exploring the here and now, the past or both, I will help you to do this.
I have worked extensively with Children and Young People, their families and adults for 7 years as a counsellor. For the past 5 years I have worked in the third sector for an LGBTQ Charity, where I hold a Senior Management Position.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience working in the following areas:
Children and adolescents.
Sexual Orientation (LGBTQQIAAPP)
Gender Identity (SOGI)
Postnatal depression (Fathers/ Mothers/ NB Parents)
Bereavement and Loss
I have also worked extensively with people who self harm or who are experiencing suicidal thoughts.
Face to Face Initial Assessment and Ongoing sessions start from £65
Online Initial Assessment and Ongoing sessions start from £65
I am based in the Southampton area.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Late afternoons, evening Mon-Fri and morning appointments on weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|