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Andrea Blair

London SE20 English
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Andrea Blair

London SE20 English
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About Me

I am an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist and Supervisor currently working with adult and adolescent clients in South East London. I offer both time-limited and open-ended therapy.
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.
As an integrative therapist I draw on a range of psychological approaches to be able to tailor the therapy to your needs.
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 to 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.
A session is likely to involve a conversation that encourages curiosity in any aspects of yourself that you might struggle to express and where appropriate makes use of the arts, creativity and the imagination to support this journey.
I offer introductory sessions as an opportunity to meet to discuss what you would like to achieve in coming to therapy and for me to show you a little about the way I work.

I work with

  • 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.

In addition to offering psychotherapy to neurotypicals, I specialise in working with young people and adults who are on the autism spectrum, primarily people who are 'high functioning' or have Asperger syndrome. This involves providing person-centred support and guidance around understanding and managing behaviours and helping you to develop new ways to help build your confidence and self-esteem. Psychotherapy can provide you with the space to talk about how you are feeling without the fear of being judged. This space allows you to express your feelings and explore and understand what is happening in your world and what may have caused you to feel this way. I have worked for many years supporting young people and adults on the Autistic Spectrum in a variety of roles. I offer therapy, mentoring and support to individuals with ASD, their partners and family members. People with ASD often do not respond to standard approaches to therapy as it relies heavily on verbal approaches. I use ASD-friendly techniques to enable you to fully engage, understand and benefit from the therapeutic process incorporating a range of non-verbal creative approaches encouraging the opportunity for exploration, self-awareness and building resilience. I tailor my approach to best suit your needs. I am listed in the NAS (National Autistic Society) services directory. This recognises my professional status, experience and training in Autism. NAS website: www.autism.org.uk/
I believe that supervision is an art form taking place within a professional relationship; a working alliance between supervisor and supervisee. As an established Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, with further training in Creative Supervision, I use creative and action methods and technique to allow us to explore, understand and problem solve in a different way. This use of creative approaches enables imaginative enquiry into the therapeutic relationship and facilitates your emerging style as a supervisee. The value of supervision comes from having a safe and supportive environment in which you can build on your own skills and insights as a practitioner, and in which you can reflect on any aspect of your profession and your client relationships. The ultimate aim of supervision being to enable you to enhance the service you offer to clients, and to safeguard and enhance your own well-being and that of your client whilst doing it. I hold a Diploma in Creative Approaches to Supervision from The London Centre for Psychodrama. My core model is integrative through the use of the arts with a psychodynamic relational structure, and I am able to work with a number of theoretical models in the belief that supervision is a co-created and consultative activity and thus flexible to the needs of both parties. I offer individual and group consultation, supervision and reflective practice for trainees, qualified counsellors and psychotherapists, allied mental health practitioners, social care and education staff who work in school settings with children and young people - SENCos, Mentors, Pastoral Leaders. My fees for supervision are £75 per 50 minute session.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training - Two Day First Aider, One Day Champion and Half Day Aware courses mhfaengland.org/individuals/youth Bespoke training: - Introduction to Special Educational Needs for School Counsellors - Creative Arts Interventions for Counsellors Tailored to your needs - prices and details on request

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Integrative Arts Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Online Counselling
  • Relationships
  • Stress
  • Supervision
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Training
  • Trauma

Types of sessions

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

London Office

Anerley Town Hall
Anerley
London SE20 8BD

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Cost:

Fee: £70

Concessions: £60

Concession:

£50

UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)

Working with Children

For more information about therapy for children and young people, visit our info page.
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Andrea Blair

London SE20

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