Andy Critchley

Andy Critchley



07815 198443

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About me

Andy has a warm, non-judgemental empathic approach.

As a therapist in NHS mental health services he has worked across a wide spectrum of experiences often relating to self-esteem, isolation, low mood, anxiety, formative relationships, loss, transition, understanding patterns of behaviour, realising potential and celebrating being yourself.

Andy believes therapy can be challenging but also kind, inspiring, always empowering and sometimes great fun.

A creative psychodynamic approach is a natural self-healing process.

Creativity is utilised as a way of finding language for experiences and feelings that might otherwise be hard to share or put into words - also to tune back in to the parts of ourselves that advocate for us and nurture us.

Sometimes by projecting our feelings and experiences into art forms or stories we can gain some relief and distance - discovering fresh perspectives. Putting your life into context to establish self-empathy.

Andy has private practice in Hackney/Dalston and also works as a therapist across NHS adult, child and adolescent and mental well-being services.

Training, qualifications & experience

Andy is an MA qualified Dramatherapist (Arts Psychotherapist) who trained at Roehampton University and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Other areas of counselling I deal with



My fees are £50 per session

Maps & Directions

London, E8
London, E9

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes


Flexible - please feel free to email or call to arrange an initial appointment.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults