Would you like a Safe Space to Speak Freely and Explore Whatever is on 'Your Mind'?
My name is Dee Critoph and I am a BPC registered Psychotherapist and Certified ADHD Clinical Services Professional based in St Albans and North West London.
I offer in-person and remote therapy sessions
I understand how life can come to feel too much at times. Talking to those close to you can be challenging, leaving you feeling dissatisfied, unhappy, anxious and alone. It can be hard to work things out on your own, and you might start to think about seeking help from a psychotherapist.
As an experienced and registered Psychotherapist and Certified ADHD Clinical Services Professional (ADHD-CCSP), I have worked with a diverse range of people struggling with a wide range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, feelings of sadness, loneliness and emptiness, low self-esteem and confidence, and difficulties in relating to self and others.In addition, I also have vast experience working with:
> Mind-Body connection
> Harmful, Destructive & Risky behaviour
ADHD: You will find me on the ADHD Counselling Directory
I provide a safe, confidential, professional and non-judgemental service; ensuring a comfortable place to talk, to feel heard, to explore and make sense of anything that may be troubling you.
Psychotherapy in North West London, West Hampstead - Kentish Town and St Albans, Hertfordshire
- My psychotherapy practice in North West London is close to West Hampstead, Kentish Town, Gospel Oak, Brondesbury, Finchley and Hampstead Heath.
- My psychotherapy practice in St Albans is easily reached from Harpenden, Radlett, Watford, Borehamwood, Watford and many areas in North West London, including, West Hampstead, Kentish Town, Hendon, Cricklewood, and Mill Hill.
- I am also conveniently located for those living or working in many areas of North & North West London, including Highgate, Archway, Finchley, Euston, Highbury and Islington.
Emotional problems can be experienced in a variety of ways...
- Feelings of emptiness, sadness or depression
- Feelings of anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Addictive, impulsive or obsessional behaviour - like alcohol, drugs, gambling, food, sex and internet use
- Inability to concentrate or cope
- Low self-esteem or lack of confidence
- Sleep problems; which may include nightmares
- Extreme mood swings or frequent anger
- Sexual problems
- Difficulty making or sustaining relationships, or repeatedly becoming involved in unsatisfactory or destructive relationships
- Work-related issues
- Relationship issues (both heterosexual and LGBTQI+)
- Long-term difficulties following loss - such as bereavement, job loss, or a relationship breakdown
- Physical symptoms and psychosomatic illnesses
- Emotional difficulties
- Social shyness or isolation
How can Psychotherapy help you?
As a Psychotherapist, I would work to help you manage and make sense of your feelings, moods, behaviour and motivations in many ways by:
- Helping you understand and resolve your difficulties by increasing awareness of your inner world and its influence over relationships, both past and present. Through engaging with you in a therapeutic relationship, the relationship itself becomes a therapeutic tool for the enhancement of your self-discovery and any problems arising from closeness with another person can then be experienced and addressed directly.
- Listening attentively and reflecting back my own understanding of what you are bringing, and working with you to reach a deeper understanding of the causes of your distress.
- Helping you explore your thoughts, feelings, emotions, wishes, fears, memories and dreams; in order to gain an understanding of unconscious processes which take place in our minds and gets expressed in our relationship with ourselves and others.
Individuals who undergo Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy training are required to go through their own Analytic Psychotherapy or Psychoanalysis. This ensures a deeper understanding of their own unconscious and defences, which acts as a safeguard for therapeutic work.
"Psychotherapists are trained from their weaknesses; all other professions build on their strengths". ― Nina Coltart
On the following pages, you will find further information about my way of working, my training and clinical experience, together with practical matters such as fees and my contact details. I hope this information may be helpful if you are currently looking for a Psychotherapist in, or around, West Hampstead and St Albans.