Dee Critoph

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Experienced Adult Psychotherapist & ADHD Professional
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, my name is Dee Critoph. 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,  feelings of guilt & shame, and difficulties in relating to self and others. 

In addition, I have vast experience working with:

  • Trauma
  • ADHD
  • Harmful, Destructive & Risky behaviour
  • Mind-Body connection

ADHD: Recognised and Endorsed by the ADHD Foundation. Certified ADHD Specialist (ADHD-CCSP).

I provide a safe, confidential, professional and non-judgemental service, ensuring a comfortable place to talk,  feel heard, explore and make sense of anything that may be troubling you.

I offer individual counselling and psychotherapy on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time-period, depending on what seems most advisable.

Working together, you will have the freedom to explore and reflect on every aspect of your life, from some of your earlier life relationships and experiences to what is going on currently in your adult life. 

Relationships can be a source of human struggle. The therapeutic relationship itself can be a powerful tool for the enhancement of your self-discovery, and any problems arising from closeness with another person can be experienced and addressed directly within the therapeutic relationship. Therefore, helping you understand and resolve your difficulties by increasing awareness of your inner world and its influence over relationships both past and present. 

Understanding the link between the past and present can be very helpful in bringing about new insight and change.

What happens in the first session?

Initially, we would have an introductory session that will give you an idea of what it is like to sit with me as a therapist. It carries no obligation to commit; deciding the best therapy for you will require some thought and the first meeting will help us with that.

Ongoing sessions last for 50 minutes and are usually held at the same time and day, for a minimum of once per week.

Get in touch

Please call me on 0771 9111 771 or email me at

We can then arrange a mutually convenient time for an initial session, where we can talk about what has brought you to seek therapy. If I am unable to take your call please leave a message and provide a number you feel comfortable for me to phone you back on.

*If you send me an email, please check your spam folder if you do not see my reply in your inbox.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience & Expertise:

My experience in therapeutic environments extends over 20 years. I have worked extensively with homeless, forensic and diverse populations as well as those with complex needs. Additionally, I have vast experience working long-term with people facing severe emotional difficulties, disturbing behaviours, criminality and violence.

ADHD Therapist: Recognised and Endorsed by the ADHD Foundation. 

Certified ADHD Clinical Services Professional: (ADHD-CCSP)

Training & Qualifications:

After a career in social care, I went on to train as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist at the Manor House Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy, in London. I completed a rigorous British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited training, gaining experience through seminars and clinical practice. 

Additionally, I have undertaken COFRA 121 - StopSo training; a therapeutic programme to help people manage sexual risk and to live more pro-social, satisfying lives.

With the world-renowned Tavistock & Portman, I attended a year-long course looking at psychoanalytic ideas on violence, criminality and sexual deviation.

University of Derby: Autism, Asperger's and ADHD - Recognised and Endorsed by the ADHD Foundation.

I am a Certified ADHD Clinical Services Professional: (ADHD-CCSP) having completed specialist training with world-renowned ADHD experts. 

I have completed a two-year-long Infant Observation and a Psychiatric Placement. I continue to embark on further Psychoanalytic training with the British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF). The BPF is one of the country's most respected Psychoanalytic organisations. 

I am a registrant of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), working to their code of ethics.


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Psychoanalytic Council

Other areas of counselling I deal with

In addition, I have vast experience working with people struggling with a wide range of difficulties...

Emotional problems can be experienced in a variety of ways, including:

  • Feelings of emptiness, sadness or depression
  • Feelings of anxiety
  • Inability or concentrate or cope
  • Low self-esteem or lack of confidence
  • Sexual problems
  • Difficulty making or sustaining relationships or repeatedly becoming involved in unsatisfactory or destructive relationships.
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Stress
  • Addictive or obsessional behaviour - like alcohol, drugs, gambling, food, sex and internet use
  • Extreme mood swings or frequent anger
  • Relationship issues (both heterosexual and LGBTQ+)
  • Long term difficulties following loss - such as bereavement, job loss, or a relationship breakdown
  • Work-related issues
  • Physical symptoms and psychosomatic illnesses
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Social shyness or isolation
  • Sleep problems which may include nightmares
  • Eating disorders
  • Panic attacks

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Health Insurance/EAP

  • Vitality
  • Aviva

Additional information

Initial Consultation

St Albans: £85

West Hampstead: £100

Ongoing Sessions: We can discuss the ongoing fee at our initial consultation

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please get in touch for availability.

Further information

The Setting/s

 Those seeking therapy are seen in a relaxed, safe, secure room and confidentiality is maintained.

St Albans & West Hampstead

There is a Thameslink train service passing through West Hampstead through to St Albans City (12 minutes).

Car: Private off-road Parking in St Albans

Bus and Trains

Well-connected bus/train/tube network. 

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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