Deborah Crookston

Deborah Crookston

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07809 699866

Contact Deborah

Therapist - BRIGHTON

07809 699866
Sessions from £55.00


  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

I am a qualified Psychodynamic counsellor and Psychotherapist offering affordable therapy from comfortable and accessible clinics in Hove and Brighton.I offer both open ended counselling and psychotherapy and brief solution focused counselling for a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, relational difficulties, grief and loss. Beginning counselling is also the opportunity to embark on a journey of personal growth, to acquire some self insight and develop a way of being in the world that feels creative and purposeful. I have worked in the NHS for 16 years as a nurse practitioner and bring to my work a holistic interest in the emotional, social, physical and psychological aspects of the person. As a psychodynamic Psychotherapist I am curious about the life of a person from infancy on and in considering how their present difficulties and distress may have links back to earlier relationships and experiences. Patterns of relating and behaving that worked at one point may have become defunct and even damaging to the self and others.It can be difficult to become aware of these patterns or able to confront and change them without the help of another person, one not invested as are family and friends in day -to-day existence.The gentle development of a secure and empathic therapeutic relationship with a counsellor is an opportunity to begin to achieve some subtle yet profound shifts in patterns of behaving,experiencing and relating towards self and other.

What I can help with

Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Cognitive, Existential, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited