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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

  • body issues and obsessive-compulsive behaviours 

  • family and relationship difficulties

  • loss and bereavement

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

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

  • disability, neurodiversity, learning differences 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 homelessness charity Crisis. 

In addition to my therapy practice, I am part of the Aashna Counselling and Psychotherapy core team providing support to the practice and developing training considering difference, diversity and intersectionality 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 and (dis)Ability inclusion, a REES Foundation ambassador and, previously, a Care Experienced Conference team member supporting life-long help and support to those with care experience and enabling a much-needed debate for 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)

Are you available weekends/evenings?


!Yes, we offer weekend and evening walks, and holidays too!




Are you available on short notice?


We generally have someone available until 6pm each day. We do our best to accommodate all same day and last minute requests.




What do you mean by private or semi-private walks?


We offer solo walks or walks with another dog or two, depending on their proximity and compatibility. We don't walk packs or groups larger than three.




Will I have to give you a key?


It depends. Unless you have a front desk in your building that is willing to hold a key and grant us access, we will have to keep a copy of your key. Keys are kept secure and they will never be labeled with your address. Otherwise, clients can use a lockbox.




Can you feed my dog or give them medication?


Absolutely! As long as it's as simple as putting some food out after the walk, we don't mind feeding your dog at no additional charge. We will also make sure they have water when they come home. We've also given pills in pill pockets and applied drops for those who need a little extra TLC.




What is the window for walks?


We try to give everyone a set time in order to maintain the same schedule every day. However, there are days where we may have more or fewer walks than usual. Generally we give ourselves an hour window to complete a walk. For example, if your walk time is set for 12:30 we may come as early as noon and as late as 1:00. For puppies and seniors, we try to keep the window to 30 minutes, meaning if we are scheduled for 12:30 we will arrive between 12:15 - 12:45.




What do you do if it rains?


We get wet! We walk rain or shine. Our clients tell us where we can find a towel on rainy days and we will dry off your dog as much as we can. We also walk on very hot and cold days, but take care not to stress your pup. We love outerwear and will gladly suit up your pup in whatever helps them handle the elements, including boots and balm to protect their paws from salt in the winter.




Do you let the dogs interact with other dogs while walking?


If your dog is friendly and the approaching dog is friendly then we will let them sniff each other. Generally we will walk in between your dog and oncoming pups. Your dog is never off-leash.




Do you go to dog parks?


We visit local parks, but as a rule we avoid off-leash areas and off-leash dogs.




How do I get started?


You can call, text or send us an email at godogtoronto@gmail.com with details regarding your dog and your approximate location. We will get back to you to set up a time to meet with you and your dog (no charge or obligation).





 

Contact Jamie

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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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