Jamie Crabb

Mentoring and Study Skills

I have been working in education, mental health and wellbeing for fifteen years. 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. I studied theatre in educational, community or therapeutic contexts for my undergraduate. This led me to work in schools and community settings supporting young people experiencing social and emotional challenges. I worked in higher education as a lecturer/tutor in applied theatre and subsequently in specialist disability and specific learning differences (SpLDs) support which led my decision to train in counselling and psychotherapy. A few years ago I co-edited a book called Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia (Support for Specific Learning Differences).

For D&A I am the specialist mental health mentor and specific learning differences tutor lead providing 1:1 support mentoring and tutoring support and coordinating training and supervision for our amazing mentors and tutor teams. I’m a qualified BACP registered therapist offering individual counselling and psychotherapy in private practice www.jamiecrabbtherapy.com/. I am part of the Aashna Counselling and Psychotherapy team coordinating training considering issues of diversity in therapeutic practice including our important project “Let’s Get Uncomfortable (LGU): Embedding explorations of race, ethnicity, culture and power in counselling and psychotherapy training”. I have worked as a counsellor for my local Mind, a University, a GP Medical Practice Counselling Service and the charity Crisis offering free and low-cost counselling and groups to individuals who would otherwise struggle to access NHS mental health services.

I am a Care Experienced Conference team member. The conference was a national conference for care experienced people and care leavers of all ages to enable a much-needed debate about the care system past and present and how the care system can be improved in future. Following the publication of the report I have been involved in campaigning national and local government around the 10 key messages for change in supporting those who had experience growing up in the care system. I am writing my MA Psychotherapy thesis on the experience of foster care, and it’s implications for counselling and psychotherapy to raise awareness of care experience in the counselling and psychotherapy community. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my partner and cat, reading, theatre, yoga, cooking and growing veggies.

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DSA – Find Your Way

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