Ross Crookshank Psychotherapy and Counselling in Central London

Psychotherapy and Counselling in Hackney & Central London


My name is Ross. Whether you are thinking about beginning psychotherapy for the first time, or have had some previous experience of seeing a counsellor or psychotherapist, I hope you will find the information here in these few pages just enough to awaken your curiosity about my practice based both in Hackney and Central London. If, after your visit to my website, you have any questions or there is anything left unanswered for you, I hope that you will feel able to contact me, in confidence. I shall look forward to hearing from you.

What may have brought you here

You may find yourself here because you've been experiencing anxiety (generalised anxiety disorder) or depression or perhaps you've been struggling with another kind of problem and now the time has come to do something about it. Maybe something more specific like a bereavement or possibly an unexpected event, redundancy or a relationship breakdown is making it difficult for you to adjust and cope just now. You may have already tried hard to make changes but find that you are unable to let go of old patterns on your own. Psychotherapy and counselling offer the unique and supportive space you may need to explore and work through these situations. I know very well how difficult it can be to make the first step, but it is only by doing so that things can begin to transform. We all experience difficult periods in our life and sometimes it takes professional help to enable us to make sense of things, become unstuck and get back on track.

Psychotherapy can be very effective in helping you to:

• Gain Peace of Mind, Respect, and Freedom
• Identify important changes to be made
• Experience support and guidance
• Identify realistic hopes and goals
• Develop new patterns
• Learn new skills and tools
• Feel more connected and purposeful

I am a UKCP registered and accredited psychotherapist practising in Chancery Lane, Central London WC1 and also in Dalston, Hackney East London, N16, N1. I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.

I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. My approach is integrative which means I tailor our work together to suit your unique personality and the issues which you bring.

Areas I work with

As an experienced psychotherapist I am able to help clients who have difficulties which include:

  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Panic Attacks
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Redundancy
  • Depression
  • Sexualtiy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anger management
  • Self Esteem/Confidence
  • Loneliness
  • Existential or Spiritual crisis, and
  • Addictions - including internet, sex, food, alcohol and cocaine

    My Practice

    My counselling and psychotherapy practice is based both in Chancery Lane, Central London, WC1 and Dalston in Hackney, N16. In WC1 I am directly beside Chancery Lane tube station in a beautiful historic tudor building called Staple Inn. In Hackney, Dalston N16 I am just off Gillett Square, a stone's throw from Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction London Overground stations from where it is easy to arrive from Whitechapel and New Cross to the South or North London via Highbury and Islington where the London Overground connects with the Victoria Line. Both locations are set within a peaceful courtyards, hidden away from the bustle of London City and traffic. The N16 postal area of East London is within easy reach of North London, N1 areas of Islington and also Hoxton, East London too and Clapton and Stoke Newington. It's only a short distance to Shoreditch and Old Street EC1, City of London, St. Paul's and Liverpool Street EC2, while Haggerston and Hoxton in East London, E8 are only a short walk away. WC1, is perfectly located for both Central London and the City of London and Holborn, Covent Garden and the West End. There are superb bus connections directly outside on High Holborn.

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