Verity Critchlow

Verity Critchlow

The Albany Centre
4 Victoria Street
St Albans

The Peace Hospice
Peace Drive
WD17 3PH

07538 929 060

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About me

Hello my name is Verity, thank you for taking the time to look at my profile and find out about the type of counselling I offer to adults and adolescents.

Counselling is about investing time in yourself and people seek counselling for many different reasons.

You may be experiencing unwanted thoughts and feelings that are having a negative impact on your life or have specific issues you wish to talk about that are affecting you.

As a Gestalt counsellor my approach involves creating a safe and secure space to talk whilst building a therapeutic relationship. I aim to enable you to gain a greater understanding of the issues affecting you and develop your self awareness in order to move forward.

We often develop wounds from relationships but we can also heal within a relationship.

In our sessions I would wish you to feel supported and fully accepted.

It is important to realise that you are not alone in your feelings whether they be loss, guilt, fear, anxiety, shame, anger or sadness.

As a Gestalt therapist I also believe that distressing thoughts and feelings that are held within our body can sometimes lead to negative effects on our health and with this in mind raising awareness and experiencing these feelings in a therapeutic setting can work towards healing and letting go.

If you have anything you would like to ask please call, text or email me and I will endeavour to get back to you as quickly as I can.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Diploma in Gestalt Counselling and a University Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.

I have regular CPD training, recently completing a course in mindfulness and meditation.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to the ethical framework.

I also have a B.Ed Hons. in education and history.

In addition to my private practise I work as a volunteer for Mosaic Counselling Services in St. Albans. This is a community based service offering counselling to those in the local area needing help with emotional well being.

I also work as a part time Primary school teacher. I understand the stresses and strains of working in education and the pressures it places on young people in schools.

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  • My therapy room in Watford


My charges are £50 per session.

(I can offer reduced rates for those on low income and concessions for student counsellors)

I kindly ask for 24 hours notice to cancel or reschedule a session.

Further information

I practise in Central Watford and St.Albans.

There is free parking at the Watford venue.

I have evening and weekend appointments in Watford and day time appointments St.Albans.

I am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS certificate.

Maps & Directions

St Albans, AL1 3JD
Watford, WD17 3PH

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


I can offer sessions on some week day evenings and at various times at weekends. I also have some day time appointments during the week.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults