Living with biological/ neurological differences can impact on people’s ability to thrive in a neurotypical society.
If you feel how your brain works is affecting your enjoyment of life and progression in work, if you are misunderstood in relationships or if neurodiversity causes communication challenges, please get in contact.
You do not need to have a diagnosis, or for this to be the focus for us to work together.
Having ADHD and choosing the language used to describe neurological differences is a very personal matter.
My aim is to support you using the words and terms that feel right individually for you.
Hello, my name is Dee Critoph. As an experienced and registered Psychotherapist, 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.
Specialisms & Expertise
Harmful, Destructive and Risky Behaviour
My experience in therapeutic environments extends over 20 years. It includes working with homeless and forensic populations – offering an alternative to residential rehabilitation and emotional support to people with diverse and complex needs. In addition, I also have vast
experience 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: Psychoanalytic ideas on violence, criminality and sexual deviation. University of Derby: Autism, Asperger’s and ADHD – Recognised and Endorsed by the ADHD Foundation 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 BPC and the BACP; working to their code of ethics.
I would work to help you make sense of your feelings, moods, behaviour, and motivations. Helping you understand and resolve your difficulties by increasing awareness of your inner world and its influence over your relationship with yourself and others.
I am a humanistic, integrative practitioner. This means my
relationship with you is my priority in our work. I use different
techniques to focus on you and tailor the therapy to your needs,
enabling you to reach your therapeutic goals.
I work to the BACP ethics and guidelines and offer you a safe,
confidential, and non-judgmental space. The space and time are
yours to explore and reflect on what you chose.
I have experience with working as a youth worker with young
people with ADHD and Autism as well as in a children’s
residential care home. I also used to work in schools that
provided therapeutic sessions for young people with ADHD and
Since training and qualifying with a MSC in Counselling
specialising in Children and Young People, I have been working
with a variety of ages up to 35 years of age diagnosed with ADHD
and Autism, and therefore feel very comfortable working with
those to offer support and techniques in managing their
ADHD/Autism in daily life.
I also specialised my dissertation around the effectiveness of
CBT with those who have been diagnosed with Autism, so I have
a special interest around neurodiversity.
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