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Experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor, BPC, MBACP

About me

Hello, my name is Dee Critoph and I am an experienced and registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor helping people with a range of challenges, which includes Anxiety, Depression, Feelings of Loneliness, Addiction, Emptiness & Sadness, Harmful, Destructive and Risky behaviour, Shame & Guilt, Self-Esteem and Confidence struggles, Relationship Challenges, Anger, and Trauma. 

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.

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 past and present can be very helpful in bringing about new insight and change.

Areas of interest include:

  • Addiction & Harmful, Destructive and Risky Behaviour
  • Trauma and its long-term impact
  • Difficulties in relating to self & others

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 dee@dlc-psychotherapy.com and we can 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. It includes significant experience in Therapeutic Communities, working with homeless and forensic populations - offering an alternative to residential rehabilitation, and offering mental and emotional support to people with complex needs. I also have vast experience of working long-term with young people and adults suffering from severe emotional difficulties, with disturbing behaviours, criminality and violence.

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. 

I have completed a two-year-long Infant Observation, a Psychiatric Placement, and 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 registered member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP); 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.

BPC

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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

British Psychoanalytic Council
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

In addition, I have experience of working with people who are 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 LGBT+)
  • 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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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Vitality
  • Aviva

Additional information

Initial Consultation: £75

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

When I work

Please get in touch for availability.

Further information

The Setting

My private practice is in Kentish Town, North West London. Those seeking therapy are seen in a relaxed, safe, secure room and confidentiality is maintained.

Transport

Tube/Train: 

Kentish Town Station - a short walk 

Kentish Town tube station (Northern line)
With trains to the City and West End. 

Kentish Town train station is on the Thameslink line and serves many stations, with trains to Farringdon (9 minutes) and Blackfriars. There is a Thameslink train service passing through West Hampstead (6 mins) through to St Albans City (29 mins)

Kentish Town West Station - a short walk 

On the Overground network, with trains to Highbury & Islington (connecting to the Victoria line) and Stratford. 

Car:

The main thoroughfare for Kentish Town is the A400, just off the A1 linking North to South.

Bus:

Kentish Town has a well connected bus network, including the 88 - 134 - 214 - 393 - C11 and the N20.

Kentish Town, London, NW5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

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