Jamie Crabb MBACP, MA, PG Dip, BA (Hons.)
I am a qualified therapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I practice an integrative approach to counselling and psychotherapy with over ten years experience working with adults and young people from diverse backgrounds within both educational and therapeutic settings. I am experienced working with stress, anger, depression, anxiety, family and relationships, race and cultural identity, gender, sexual and relationship diversity (GSRD) intersectionality and broader issues of identity. I work from a trauma-informed approach to support individuals who have experienced trauma and abuse. I also have substantial experience working with disability, unseen medical conditions and neurodiversity (autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and other specific learning differences) and diagnosed mental health conditions.
My professional experience has been in the field of enabling growth, change, and self-empowerment for individuals and communities. At the start of my career, I worked for an education project supporting young people experiencing social and emotional challenges in Haringey to reach their potential. Subsequently, I worked in higher education both as a lecturer and a disability practitioner where I developed a specialism in working with adults and young people with disabilities, long-term health conditions, neurodiversity, mental health, and wellbeing challenges and managed a team of mental health mentors. These roles led me to develop invaluable skills and understanding of the power of authentic and enabling relationships and to complete my counselling and psychotherapy training at the Minster Centre, one of the leading Integrative therapy training institutions in the UK and Europe.
As an Integrative therapist, I'm trained in a range of modalities and tailor our work to reflect your needs informed by different theoretical and practice traditions in the field of therapy including humanistic, psychoanalytic and relational, cognitive-behavioural (CBT), body-oriented and trauma-informed approaches. I offer a warm and confidential space to support you to explore the relationship between your past and present, and the integration of thoughts, feelings, physical and bodily experience. I will be honest, reflective, open, and curious in our work, and together we will create a space for you to look in and experience yourself, then gather the strength to make changes that you hope for and achieve greater vitality in life.
In addition to my private practice www.jamiecrabbtherapy.com, I run a mental health and wellbeing group at the homeless charity Crisis in East London, am events organiser at Aashna Counselling and Psychotherapy and a trainer for Diversity and Ability www.diversityandability.com and Not a Care in the World www.notacareintheworld.co.uk. Previously, I worked as a counsellor for a Mind in Barnet, London Metropolitan University Counselling Service and Swakelys GP Medical Practice Counselling Service.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Minster Centre BACP reg.)
MA Integrative Psychotherapy (Minster Centre, UKCP, Middlesex University 2019)
MA, PG Dip & Cert, BA (Hons.) (Arts & Education), Dip Massage
I am committed to my personal and professional integration engaging with reflective practice, supervision and regular CPD.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Eating disorders
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer short-term counselling and long-term psychotherapy in areas including:
- Depression, anxiety, generalised anxiety and panic
- Family and relationship issues
- Gender and sexual diversity (GSD) including queer and trans identity
- Sexuality, trans and non-binary identity
- Diversity, Cultural and Intercultural issues of identity and belonging
- Disability, long-term and unseen health and medical conditions
- Specific learning differences and neurodiversity (dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, autism and Aspergers)
- The experience of growing up in foster care
- Diagnosed mental health conditions
- Social exclusion and homelessness
- Workplace difficulties
- The social and political
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You are welcome to contact me for a free, no obligation telephone conversation to explore what brings you to therapy, ask any questions you may have. 50-minute initial consultation sessions are at a reduced fee of £30. During this session, we explore what brings you to therapy and we can get a sense if the relationship 'feels right' and you feel comfortable working with me. Regular counselling and psychotherapy sessions are £60 per session for 50-minutes at the same time each week. Payment can be made by debit card or in cash.
I offer some concessions based on your employment status, financial circumstances, availability and personal circumstances. We can discuss this further if you choose to make contact or meet.
I have co-edited a book based on my experience supporting Dyslexic students in higher education:
Hargreaves, S. and Crabb, J. (eds) (2016) Study skills for students with dyslexia: support for specific learning difficulties (SPLDS). 3rd edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications (Sage study skills series).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I work in a practice that has two accessible rooms and a toilet on the ground floor. There are car parks nearby and street parking is available outside with the use of a paid or blue badge permit.
Monday 8am - 9pm Tuesday 2pm-9pm, Wednesday 8am-8pm, Thursday 8am-12pm, Friday 8am-12pm
Types of client