Jamie Crabb, Counselling & Psychotherapy MBACP
Counselling & Psychotherapy
People consider counselling and psychotherapy when they are experiencing difficulties in their life related to the past or present, are feeling stuck, seeking new direction and change or wish to develop greater awareness of themselves and more vitality in life. I offer a safe, warm and confidential space to support you to explore, reflect and understand what has brought you to therapy. The space we create together can enable the exploration of a range of emotions and experiences that can be challenging but equally may involve humour and laughter and lead to insight, understanding, growth and change.
I am a qualified therapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My private practice is in North London, N12.
I have been interested in the potential for growth, change and empowerment of individuals and communities from the start of my career. I worked for an education project supporting young people struggling with social and emotional challenges to reach their potential drawing on individualised person-centred support. Subsequently, working in higher education as a disability coordinator, I developed a growing interest and specialism in supporting 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.
My counselling and psychotherapy approach
I draw from an integrative and relational approach to counselling and psychotherapy. Integrative means I work with each individual as a whole exploring the integration of thoughts, feelings, physical and bodily experience informed by and integrated from different theoretical and practice traditions in the field of therapy including humanistic, psychodynamic and contemporary psychoanalytical, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), body psychotherapy, mindfulness and breath.
Relational means I believe exploring the relationship between us is an important part of our therapy as a means to support you to explore challenges you may be experiencing. Together we create a space that is safe for you to look in and experience yourself, then gather the strength to make the changes that you hope for. I also recognise how the cultural and social context in which we live has an impact on wellbeing that may be important for us to explore. I will be honest, reflective, open, curious, and unwavering in my approach, and if I get it wrong, I will be honest about that too to ensure we can learn to be more intimate as human beings.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am experienced working with adults, young people and young adults from diverse backgrounds and issues including stress, depression, anxiety, diagnosed mental health challenges, family and relationships, gender and sexuality, intercultural and broader issues of identity, trauma and abuse (developmental, emotional, physical and sexual).
In addition to my private practice, I run a mental health and wellbeing group at the homeless charity Crisis in East London, therapist and events organiser at Aashna Counselling and Psychotherapy, a counsellor at Mind in Barnet Counselling Service and the Minster Centre Psychotherapy and Counselling Service. Previously, I worked for a University Counselling Service and a GP Practice Counselling Service.
- MA Integrative Psychotherapy, Diploma in Integrative Counselling (UKCP 2019, BACP, Middlesex Uni & Minster Centre)
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
- Masculinity and feminity, manhood and womanhood - what it means to be our gendered self
- 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 and adoption
- 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 either £50 or £60 per session (fee based on time of day and location) for 50-minutes at the same time each week. Payment can be made by debit card or in cash.
I offer discounts to trainees, and 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 8am-10am, 3pm - 9pm Friday 8am - 12pm
Types of client