Individual Psychotherapy and Counselling in St Albans, Hertfordshire
My name is Dee Critoph and I am a BACP registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor based in the heart of St Albans, Hertfordshire.
My psychotherapy and counselling practice in St Albans is close to Hemel Hempstead, Elstree & Borehamwood, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Watford and within easy reach of many areas of North West London including West Hampstead, Mill Hill, Cricklewood, Kilburn, Finchley, Hampstead Heath, Hendon, Swiss Cottage, St John's Wood, Kentish Town and London St Pancras (Kings Cross).
How can I help?
I understand how life can come to feel too much at times and talking to those close to you can sometimes prove difficult, leaving you feeling anxious and alone. At times like these you may start to think about seeking help from a counsellor. 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.
Within my private practice I offer short, medium or long term psychotherapy and counselling, depending on what seems most advisable. We would have an introductory session to see how we get on and to discuss what therapy might best suit you.
Psychotherapy and Counselling in St Albans
Emotional problems can be experienced in a variety of ways...
How can Psychotherapy and Counselling help you?
As a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor 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.
Through an understanding that developmental stages in childhood can remain part of us. That, our early experiences are important in shaping the way our minds work and if difficult experiences have occurred during these times, then under stress we can revert to ways of thinking and behaving which belong to that earlier time.
Psychodynamic training requires that trainees undergo their own psychotherapy, and this ensures a deeper level of awareness and understanding of their own unconscious and defences, and acts as a safeguard for therapeutic work.