Craig Brand, Psychotherapist
Hi, I’m Craig, a counsellor and psychotherapist offering therapy online, via Zoom video and other platforms, across the UK.
Despite our best intentions, life has a way of becoming more painful, anxious and difficult than is manageable at times. Therapy can help give you the time and space to feel supported and make sense of how you’re feeling.
I offer a down-to-earth, real-world take on therapy. I won’t tell you how to live or judge you, but I can bring knowledge and experience to support you through whatever it is that’s going on in your world right now.
I offer flexible sessions – weekdays or weekends.
Choosing to come to therapy is far from easy, and finding the right therapist for you can be hard too. If you’re unsure what to do next, feel free to send me a text or e-mail, or give me a call, and I can help you take the next step.
I initially trained in Human Geography, looking at how we interact with each other and life. For a brief spell I supported people as a personal trainer. Psychotherapy helped me through plenty of highs and lows, before becoming my true passion. I graduated from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute with a BSc in Integrative Psychotherapy (1st class hons), and have worked in both private practice and charity settings. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Some common life issues I can help with:
- stress & anxiety – general, social or health anxiety
- low mood, motivation & depression
- relationship difficulties
- low confidence/self esteem
- loss & bereavement
- illness/cancer diagnosis
- life transitions – university, family life, divorce, redundancy etc
- intense emotion – anger, jealousy, euphoria, obsessive thoughts, compulsions
- existential crisis
- living with various mental health diagnoses
I work from the belief that your feelings/difficulties are not isolated symptoms, but often make sense in the context of all of you and your life. I may ask about all areas, from things that may be affecting you from your past and present, to worries about the future. I believe that only by looking at this bigger picture can we really work through our struggles.
In time, it will become possible to accept the painful parts of life that you can’t change, and change the difficult parts that you don’t have to accept.
The important thing is to take time and space for yourself, and to feel safe and supported all the way along, towards feeling like you again.
To learn more about my existential-integrative approach to therapy, please click below.