Dee Critoph

Dee Critoph

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
0771 9111 771

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Therapist - Kentish Town London

Kentish Town London NW5
0771 9111 771
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  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


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As an experienced and registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor, I have worked with a diverse range of people and specialise in working with:

Harmful, Destructive & Risky behaviour, Shame & Guilt, Self Esteem & Confidence struggles, Anxiety & Depression, Neurodiversity, Feelings of Loneliness, Emptiness & Sadness, Addiction, Anger & Aggression challenges, Mind-Body connection, and Trauma & its long-term impact.

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.

About me and my therapy practice

I understand how life can come to feel too much at times; when talking to those close to you can sometimes prove difficult, leaving you feeling dissatisfied, unhappy, anxious and alone. At these times it's hard to make changes on your own, and you might start to think about seeking help from a therapist.

Psychotherapy and Counselling is offered on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, depending on what seems most advisable. For planned short-term counselling we can focus on a particular problem, event or stage in life. In longer-term psychotherapy we can work together more deeply, exploring ongoing patterns of behaving and the ways you relate to yourself and others.

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.

Practice description

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 diverse and complex needs. I also have vast experience of working long-term with young people and adults suffering from severe emotional difficulties, 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.

My first session


The first step - what can I expect?

I understand how seeking therapy can feel daunting, but it is the first step.

Please contact me by phone or email and we can arrange a mutually convenient time for an initial consultation, where we can discuss what is troubling you now and gain a wider picture of your life.

This initial meeting will give you an idea of what it is like to sit with a therapist. It carries no obligation to commit, deciding the best therapy for you will require some thought and the initial session 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.


Initial Consultation: £75

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


What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited