Get to know us - Lisa Crossman
At our practice in Oxford Circus (W1W), all of our therapists are qualified psychologists, psychotherapists or counsellors. They are registered with several professional bodies, including the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the British Psychological Society (BPS), as well as, BACP, UKCP and BABCP. They use CBT (Cognitive behavioral therapy), psychodynamic, humanistic and integrative approaches, tailored around your needs to help you deal with your challenges and reach your goals.
Please meet our team
At times situations or events in life can cause worry or continuous thoughts and feelings which we can’t seem to overcome. This can throw us off balance as feelings of anxiety, stress, and depression surface. I have worked with people for many years to manage these feelings, thoughts, and behaviours. I work from an integrative stance, meaning that I can adopt a way of working which is personalised for each client.
I blend psychodynamic psychotherapy, humanistic counselling and techniques from acceptance and commitment therapy (mindfulness, values and committed action) which helps clients to move further towards what they want and how they want to be in life. I help clients skilfully manage the thoughts and behaviours which have kept them angry, anxious, upset, sad and ultimately away from their goals. I also help clients to transition through life’s challenges. By working together, clients have successfully adapted to relationship problems, separation, divorce, bullying, retirement, menopause, bereavement, abuse, discovering self-identify, babies/children, health problems, marriage, and workplace issues. Stress and burnout occur in many areas of life. I enjoy helping clients to explore a healthy version of balance and self-care.
As an experienced, qualified, and accredited practitioner, I make a conscious and positive decision to abide by the BACP code of ethics, which is integral for client/therapist trust and safety.
My own background is diverse in heritage, as is my family background. Due to this, I have worked with people all over the world and people in non-traditional family settings, blended families etc. I also have experience of working with childhood bereavement, parental separation, identity and self-discovery and the impact this has on relationships and feeling secure in oneself.
Since qualifying in 2005, I have gained further accreditation from the BACP. I have worked for mental health charities, private practice and blue light services and other public sector organisations ever since. I now mostly work with people within the Arts; predominately those within major TV and record labels.
I have experience working and offering help with a wide range of psychological difficulties including the following:
- Depression and mood issues
- Sexuality and Sexual Issues
- Physical Health Problems
- Chronic Fatigue (M.E.)
- Relationship Difficulties
- Children/Adolescent (depending on specific circumstances)
- Adult ASD
- Work Stress
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
- Low Confidence/Esteem
- Post-natal depression
- Assertiveness Issues