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Jamie

Crabb

Counselling & Psychotherapy  

You may be considering counselling and psychotherapy because you are experiencing difficulties in your life related to your past or present, are feeling stuck, seeking new direction and change or wish to develop greater awareness of yourself and more vitality in life. 

I offer a warm and confidential space to listen and support you to explore, reflect and understand your feelings and experiences. The space we create together can enable the exploration of a range of emotions and experiences that can be challenging but can equally involve humour and laughter and lead to insight, understanding, growth and change.

Contact me to explore the possibility of working together on your journey. Learn more about me, my professional experiencehow I work and frequently asked questions below. For support in times of immediate crisis, helpful links, articles, self-help tools, local and national organisations and communities see my Support Resources

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About Jamie

Hi, welcome to my website!  My name is Jamie. I am a qualified therapist registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.  I have worked with adults and young people within both educational and therapeutic settings for over fifteen years. 

 

I offer both one-to-one short and long-term counselling and psychotherapy from my practice in North Finchley, North London and online. I work mindfully of cultural diversity, beliefs and values and I am experienced working in areas including:

 

  • stress

  • self-esteem

  • anger

  • depression

  • anxiety and panic

  • educational and workplace difficulties

  • learning differences and neurodiversity

  • body issues and obsessive-compulsive behaviours 

  • family and relationship difficulties

  • loss and bereavement

  • experiences of trauma - childhood and developmental complex trauma, and explorations of intergenerational and transgenerational trauma

  • explorations of identity including cultural and transcultural identity, LGBTQI+, sexuality, gender and sexual relationship diversity

  • disability and long-term health conditions

  • the experience of growing up in the care system. If you are care experienced and have financial difficulties I offer therapy at a reduced rate through the Aashna+ project contact me to enquire. 

My Professional Experience

From the start of my career, I have worked in roles that have focused upon enabling growth, change, and self-empowerment for individuals and communities. After completing my degree in applied theatre (educational, community and therapeutic contexts) I worked for a community education project supporting young people experiencing social and emotional challenges 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. 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 Psychotherapy and Counselling training institutions in Europe. I have worked as a therapist and wellbeing trainer within a GP surgery, a University, Barnet Mind, and the homeless charity Crisis. 

I am part of the Aashna Counselling and Psychotherapy core team organising training considering issues of diversity including Let's Get Uncomfortable: race, ethnicity, culture and power and Untold stories of adults who have grown up in care.

 

I am Mentoring lead and supervisor for Diversity & Ability (D&A) championing (neuro)Diversity & (dis)Ability inclusion, a Not a Care in the World trainer working with carers and community groups to offer practical tools and creative self-care and a Care Experienced Conference team member enabling a much-needed debate and meaningful change of the care system.

I am co-author/editor of Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia - Support for Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs) SAGE Publications based on my experience supporting students.

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How I Work

My approach is relational and non-judgemental as I believe that a good therapeutic relationship is based on trust and honesty. Most importantly the way I work begins with listening.  I am passionate about getting to know and understand those I work with to fully understand the difficulties they are experiencing and the goals they hope to achieve.

As an integrative therapist, I draw on approaches informed by different theoretical and practice traditions in the field of therapy including
humanistic, psychoanalytic, trauma-informed, body-oriented and cognitive-behavioural (CBT) approaches to support your needs. Working relationally exploring the relationship between us can enable understandings of challenges you may experience with relationships and intimacy. 

You can expect a friendly, warm and confidential environment working with me.  My aim is to support you to explore the relationship between your past and present, greater awareness of your thoughts, feelings, physical and bodily experience.  I will be honest, reflective, open, and curious in our work.  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, achieve greater vitality and meaning in life.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I know if therapy is right for me?


People can find therapy enormously helpful, if not at the beginning, then during the early stages as the relationship becomes familiar. What is most important is you find a therapist who feels right for you. A good therapeutic relationship can support you to feel less alone or overwhelmed, develop greater personal awareness, and begin to make more conscious choices. The success of therapy depends upon having a good, trusting working relationship with your therapist. If you feel unhappy with how the therapy is going I encourage you to openly bring that to our sessions. An experienced and competent therapist will be willing to openly engage with and explore what may be going on.




How long will I have to be in therapy?


I offer both short-term counselling and long-term psychotherapy for as long as you are finding it helpful and productive. Continuity and regularity are important to the process of therapy.




Online therapy appointments


I can offer online therapy sessions to meet your needs. Where possible I prefer to work in person initially to establish our relationship.




Fees


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.​




Qualifications & Professional Memberships


Diploma in Integrative Counselling, The Minster Centre, BACP Reg MA Integrative Psychotherapy, The Minster Centre, Middlesex Uni, UKCP Accred 2021 MA, PG Dip & Cert, BA Hons (Arts & Education), Dip Massage I engage in regular supervision and continuing professional development and I am a member of: The British Assocation of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work in work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility (PCSR) The Relational School (TRS) The Psychotherapy and Counselling Union (PCU)




What is the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?


Often the term 'therapy' is used whether you're seeking counselling or psychotherapy, as the therapist's approach will not necessarily differ. The main difference will be in the contract, with counselling more likely to be time-limited and suitable for a single or pressing issue and psychotherapy longer-term work. Short-term counselling can help with immediate concerns such as a situation at work, a specific relationship difficulty, bereavement or traumatic event. Short-term counselling is suitable for people who are, generally, happy in their lives but have an issue that is pressing which they would like to address. Long-term psychotherapy allows for space to explore making deeper changes in our lives, this space can facilitate greater knowledge and understanding of how we feel in relation to ourselves, our relationships and the world around us. It involves examining the past, thinking about current difficulties and future hopes and patterns of beliefs that underpin our lives.





 

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Tel: 07745535562  

Email: info@jamiecrabbtherapy.com

My practice is located in North London in North Finchley, N12 - less than ten minutes walk from Woodside Park tube station (Northern Line) and North Finchley bus station.

You are welcome to contact me using the contact form below, by email, or for a brief, no-obligation telephone conversation to explore the possibility of working together on your therapeutic journey. 

 

See my Support Resources for support in times of immediate crisis and for links, articles and self-help tools, local and national organisations and communities.  

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