Andrea Blair

Andrea Blair


07806 991 747

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07806 991 747

About me

I am an art psychotherapist offering both individual short or open-ended therapy for adolescent and adult clients in South East London. I am DBS checked.

I bring warmth, honesty and creativity to my therapeutic work and believe that the most healing part of therapy is the relationship created with you during this process.

I offer the space to share difficult feelings in a safe and supportive atmosphere without judgement.

As an integrative therapist I draw on a range of psychological approaches to be able to tailor the therapy to your needs which may change and develop as the therapy progresses.

A session is likely to involve a conversation that encourages curiosity in any aspects of your self that you might struggle to express and where appropriate makes use of the arts, creativity and the imagination to support this journey.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Masters degree in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy from the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education and a B.Ed. (Hons) degree.

I also have a Diploma in Counselling Children & Adolescents and a Certificate in CBT Skills.

I have worked as a psychotherapist for Oxleas NHS Trust (The Woman's Service and The Bracton Centre) and a SE London based charity providing individual psychotherapy.

Before training to be a psychotherapist I worked in the education sector for over 25 years as an advisor,  teacher, Dyslexia tutor and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator working with students with pastoral and additional educational needs (Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Dyslexia, ADHD, Dyspraxia etc).

I am registered as an Art Psychotherapist with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and am a member of the UK Council For Psychotherapy (UKCP).

I am also a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) and abide by their BAAT.pngcode of ethics.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am offering low cost supervision to individuals or groups over the next academic year whilst I am studying for a Diploma in Creative Supervision. This includes school staff involved with the Emotional Health and Wellbeing of children and young people such as SENCos, Mentors and Pastoral leads.


My fee is £55/session with some low cost places available. Sessions are usually held weekly at the same time and last for 50 minutes.

An initial session would involve us meeting to discover what difficulties you are facing and will give you the opportunity to experience my way of working and whether it feels right for you.

Further information

People enter therapy for many reasons, and my aim is to build a warm, supportive and objective relationship in which you can feel able to share the difficult feelings and anxieties that might be holding you back in your life.

Why use the arts?

Sometimes it can be difficult to articulate what might be the problem; to find the right words to express what you need to say or even remember. The arts offer a way of being able to process feelings in a safe and contained way.

There is absolutely no requirement to be artistic to benefit from this way of working, and I will fully support you in finding confidence in using the materials available and respect your decision to decline. Sometimes using imagination alone is enough.

I have a very open approach to what might be of benefit and would encourage you to bring along poetry, literature, paintings and music to our sessions for us to look at together if they have meaning for you.

For any further questions you might have about therapy with me please phone or send me an email and I will respond as soon as possible. Any information you give will be held in the strictest confidence.

I look forward to meeting you.

Maps & Directions

Sydenham, SE26

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Week day evenings

Types of client

Young people