Bill Critchley, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Bill Critchley

LONDON N5 English
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Bill Critchley, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Bill Critchley

LONDON N5 English
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My Approach

I see therapy as a particular form of conversation which enables my clients to become more aware of their limiting beliefs, and of the 'stories' they tell themselves. The notion of a 'story', as I am using it, draws on the idea that we develop our sense of who we are from how others respond to us over time, particularly when we are young. If, for example, a parent consistently seems to prioritise their own work or preoccupations over ours, we may tell ourselves that our needs are unimportant. Helping someone to become aware of such limiting 'stories' may release them to experiment with different ways of engaging with their lives and relationships. In general, I work with people who are, in one way or another, unhappy with how they are coping with their lives, in particular people who have problems with their intimate relationships, people who feel stressed or anxious, or people with career difficulties.

About Me

I am a Gestalt Psychotherapist, and also practice as an Organisation Consultant and Coach. I have been working as a psychotherapist since 1990, and I am registered with UKCP. I have a Diploma and a Masters In Gestalt Psychotherapy.; a diploma in Gestalt in Organisations, and an MBA. My main orientation is Gestalt, although I have also trained in Transactional Analysis and have a good understanding of most other methods of psychotherapy, some of which I integrate into my practice as a 'relational' psychotherapist.

I work with

  • Groups
  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

I find that most of my clients are inclined to a 'deficit' view of themselves, being self-critical and having some degree of low self-worth or self-esteem, and as I think that these 'stories we learn to tell ourselves arise through our history of relating, particularly early family dynamics, I help them become more aware of the fact that they are but self-constructions, and how these 'stories' or self-narratives arise. With this shocking realisation that there is nothing intrinsically bad about themselves which they need to feel ashamed of, or carry into their present relationships ,they can begin to experiment with new narratives and different ways of relating.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Gestalt Psychotherapist
  • Integrative Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Anxiety
  • Identity Problems
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Relationships
  • Supervision

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy


1 Northolme Road
Highbury and Islington

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I charge £70 for a one hour session for individuals.

UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Bill Critchley

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