John Crowley Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist - MProf, MA, MACP, MTSP

John Crowley   Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist - MProf, MA, MACP, MTSP

About me

I am a Tavistock & Portman Clinic trained Psychoanalytic Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist working in private practice in South East London offering assessments, therapy and professional supervision & consultations.

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I hold a special interest in working with young people and families where care proceedings are in the background. I have extensive experience providing post-adoption therapy for children and parents.

I work with children, adolescents, young adults and their parents. I also work in educational settings, with students and staff both individually and in groups; I offer supervision and consultation to school staff and social workers.

I see children and young people for fixed term periods of work or on an ongoing basis, subject to the situation and need. The reasons for seeking help may be complex or not at all clear, my training means I work with a range of issues and especially with children when causes and difficulties are unknown and only worrying behaviour or emotions can be seen.

My way of working means I start with a first stage assessment where parents discuss the identified difficulties and desired outcomes. The next stage will include seeing the child/young person for a period of assessment after which a recommendation for treatment is made.

I also work with parents, where seeing the child or young person isn't possible or appropriate.  Sometimes a one-off consultation is enough but often ongoing in either short-term (4-8 weeks), mid-term (12-16 weeks) support is called for. This work aims at deepening understanding of your child's moods and behaviour and developing new skills and techniques to parent 'therapeutically'.

My consulting rooms are in Sydenham close to National Rail and London Transport rail links to Surrey/Kent locations and London Bridge, Highbury Overground & Victoria stations.

Training, qualifications & experience

NHS trained Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist - MProf, MA.  Member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists and a full member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists. 

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An experienced clinician trained and worked at the renown Tavistock Clinic with a working background in CAMHS and specialist care and NHS settings.  Clinically I am experienced at working with children with a range of presenting difficulties from emotional and behavioural problems to ADHD and ASD diagnoses. I am also experienced working with adolescents and young adults with disturbing self-harming behaviours and complex mental health conditions. I have extensive experience delivering therapeutic parent work to carers and parents.

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Fees are from £65 per hour/clinical session but can be negotiated lower subject to household income.

Further information

I have extensive experience of and an ongoing interest in working with adopted children and their families but ALL therapists must have prior Local Authority consent before meeting any child or family - unless they are registered with OFSTED as an Adoption Support Agency.

Post-adoption therapy for adopted children/ parents is eligible for funding from the ASF; accessing the scheme is via the Local Authority where your child was adopted or now lives if more than 3 years have passed since adoption.

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Maps & Directions

London, SE26

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


I usually see patients Mon-Fri from 9:30am-5:30pm but also parents and young adults in the evening - sometimes I have space for brief work on Saturday mornings

Types of client

Young people

Supervision & training

I offer psychoanalytically informed supervision to professionals and lay staff working working with children and young people, particularly nursery/school/college staff and counsellors.

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