James Crossland

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MBACP / relationships / low self-esteem / depression
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

London, Greater London, E8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Firstly, I'd like to extend a warm welcome.
I believe in the power of being heard and given the right conditions you can flourish and grow. I aim to provide those conditions and deliver the space for you to be heard. During our sessions, I promise to listen carefully without imposing any judgment or values and help you understand and make sense of your issues. Then working collaboratively, we can explore the strategies to help you navigate your problems, and help you move forward with your life. 

What I specialise In. 
Through my integrative approach, I have helped clients deal with the following problems.   

  • Low self-esteem/insecurities 
  • Anxiety, stress, and depression 
  • Mid-life crisis, life transitions  
  • Relationship difficulties 
  • Identity crisis 
  • Family problems 
  • Attachment issues, avoidant, anxious attachment 
  • Issues from the past impacting the here and now  
  • Insecurities 
  • Addictions 
  • Work-life balance/career goals 
  • Sexuality / Sexual identity    

I am committed to working on any of these issues at a pace that aligns with your comfort and needs.    

My Approach To Counselling.
I view counseling as a highly personal and confidential form of support, and, in my role as your counselor, I would provide you with the space to express your concerns and explore alternative coping strategies. With my support, you can determine the most suitable approach to resolving your difficulties, and. I am committed to listening without judgment and without imposing my values or beliefs.

The primary goal of our sessions is to offer you an opportunity to enhance the quality of your life by addressing your issues organically as they surface during our interactions.

My Perspective Towards Counselling.
I hold the belief that meaningful change occurs when clients and counselors collaborate as a team. In my perspective, counseling is a creative and collaborative journey that fosters personal growth and enhancement. Utilizing a creative integrative approach, I craft a unique framework tailored to your needs, drawing from cognitive, psychodynamic, and humanistic modalities. 

How Counselling Can Help.

  • It provides a safe non-judgmental space to express emotions. 
  • Foster’s positive self-image and self-worth. 
  • Helps manage symptoms of anxiety, stress, and depression.
  • Offers guidance during significant life changes and transitions.  
  • Assists in setting realistic and achievable personal goals.  
  • Helps facilitate a deeper understanding of self.  
  • Counseling can provide a clearer perspective on life. 
  • Identifies and modifies negative behavioral patterns. 
  • Explore options & make decisions that lead to positive changes. 
  • Can help contribute to a happier life, more productive life. 
  • Provides a structured process for making informed decisions.  

About Our First Session
I understand that the search for the ideal counselor can be quite daunting. To make this process more manageable, I offer a free 30-minute session where we can discuss your issues, goals, and counseling needs, allowing us to determine if we are well-suited to work together. This session comes with no obligations. 

What To Do Next 
Email: please email me and I will respond promptly.
If you don’t hear back from me, please check your spam folder.  

Telephone: Please call the number at the top of this page and I'll guide you through the process.

Your comfort and well-being are my top priorities, and I am here to ensure you feel supported throughout the conversation.

Remember, taking this step is a commendable move toward your well-being, and I am here to assist you every step of the way.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified MBACP professional integrative counsellor. 

I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and work within their guidance and ethical framework.

I trained at City Lit College in central London.

I have a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling: integrative pathway.

During my training I dedicated two years as a volunteer with Hackney Headstrong, collaborating with a diverse clientele that included individuals of all ages, races, and sexual orientations.

My professional journey in counseling is now focused on working with adults online and face-to-face, within my private practice.

My experience encompasses a culturally diverse client base, addressing a wide range of issues listed above.  

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I provide continuous counseling priced at £45.00 per 50-minute online session. My approach involves open-ended integrative psychotherapy, and the duration of the therapy will be collaboratively discussed and regularly reviewed as we progress.

Additionally, I offer short-term integrative psychotherapeutic counseling, typically spanning 6-12 sessions.

I also offer fortnightly sessions and plan to offer walking sessions in the summer months. 

When I work

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Further information

Throughout different phases of my life, I faced numerous challenges and extremes that (on occasion) brought me psychological/emotional pain and upheaval.  
Before pursuing a career in counseling, I enjoyed a successful journey in the creative arts. However, I faced a challenging period when my artistic endeavors lost relevance, leading to a sense of depression. Some might label this phase as a midlife crisis. Nonetheless, these encounters ultimately guided me toward one of the most rewarding decisions I've made — embarking on becoming a counselor.
As a result of training, I recognized the potential for transforming this experience into a midlife reset. As we age, our lives and values may undergo significant confusing shifts. I possess the expertise to assist individuals in resetting their life trajectories, guiding them toward a more positive direction.

London, Greater London, E8

Type of session

Home visits

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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