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James Crawford

After years of studying and now working in clinical practice, I remain in awe at the development of the unconscious and its links to our emotional, embodied and relational life. I am motivated by a curiosity in people and their capacity to develop. I believe that a co-created relationship can be a vehicle for dynamic growth and development.

In the counselling, psychotherapy and mental health space I have worked with self limiting beliefs, workplace stress, depression, trauma, anxiety, sexuality, gender, bereavement, addiction and relationships, as well as dealing with unhealthy negative belief systems and broader existential issues. I hold a Diploma in Counselling & a Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Skills from the Gestalt Centre in London, and a Diploma in CBT/REBT from The College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in London. I spent my formative clinical years practicing within a specialist mental health service which is supported by local grants, and is directly affiliated to the NHS. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which is the largest professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. I am bound by their ethics and standards.


I also have studied to Postgraduate level in Neuroscience at King's College London, hold a Bachelors Degree with Honours from the University of Kent in Canterbury and hold an Advanced Diploma in Personal Training, with a professional focus on health, fitness and nutrition, where I have previously worked with a range of clients and presenting issues. Outside of healthcare and people development I have had a successful career for over a decade in international business and entrepreneurship.

James Crawford Counselling

Training, Qualifications and Experience

Diploma in Counselling accredited by the BACP

(The Gestalt Centre, London)

Diploma in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)

(The College of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Regents University London)

Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Skills

(The Gestalt Centre, London)

Specialist Training in Coaching Leaders in Times of Crisis: Achieving Personal & Organisational Transformation

accredited by the ICF

(Animas Centre for Coaching)

Certificate in People Management Skills

(Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development )

Training Workshop in 'Diversity in our Work' & 'Trauma Skills'

(Bereft Bereavement Counselling, London)

Certificate in HR Fundamentals

(Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development )

Training Workshop in Gestalt Psychotherapy

(Metanoia Institute, London)


Postgraduate Training, Techniques in Neuroscience

(Kings College London, University of London)

Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in Politics with International Relations

(University of Kent, Canterbury)

Advanced Diploma in Personal Training

(YMCA Fit, London & Register of Exercise Professionals)

BACP Coaching Division
YMCA Awards

Professional Vision


The ability to empower individuals to gain awareness and reach their potential. Everybody has there own unique story, where the truth often might surprise us.


The ability to embrace and respond to change so that ideas are free flowing and creativity is encouraged in the process of growth and self development.


The ability to bring together component parts so that they can function in unison in order to create lasting and effective change.

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