Psychotherapist and Mindfulness Practitioner
I grew up in the care system and have personal knowledge of the role of the state to intervene or not in people’s lives. I'm an integrative therapist registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I'm trained in a range of approaches to support those who have experienced trauma or a lack of self belief to re-assert their needs and help them to find their own solutions. I have been engaged in the potential for growth, change and empowerment of individuals and communities from the start of my career working for an education project supporting young people experiencing social and emotional challenges to reach their potential through individualised person-centred support.
Subsequently, working in higher education as a disability coordinator, I developed 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.
I work with individuals who struggle with stress, anger, depression, anxiety, family and relationship difficulties, gender and sexuality, intercultural 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. In addition to my private practice, Jamie Crabb Therapy, I run a mental health and wellbeing group at the homeless charity Crisis in East London and lead workshops nationally exploring practical strategies for supporting mental health, wellbeing and trauma informed approaches. I am events organiser at Aashna Counselling and Psychotherapy focusing on working with diverse groups and individuals theraputically. Previously, I worked as a counsellor at Mind in Barnet, a University and a GP Practice Counselling Service.