Emma Blijdenstein

Emma Blijdenstein

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - London

London W3
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates


I currently have availability on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. I offer a limited number of reduced-fee and evening places.

About me and my therapy practice

I offer a warm, safe and collaborative space where you can explore your concerns through talking and/or the use of art materials. By opening new, creative ways of connecting to yourself, you can discover, express, and work through difficulties at your own pace.

You do not need to be ‘good’ at art to do creative therapy!

I offer talking as well as creative therapy. Sessions tend to be a mix but it is up to you how you use each session.

Art materials in my practice include: paint, clay, collage, sandtray, and anything you want to bring in.

I am also trained to work with poetry, music, bodywork and drama.

More about me

I trained as an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor at The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education in London. I have worked at a homeless charity and a charity for women who have been to, or are at risk of going to prison.

Originally from The Netherlands, I have lived on several continents and am sensitive to different cultural needs. I can deliver therapy in English and Dutch and also speak French and German.

My background (news journalism) taught me to listen and help people tell their stories. These abilities - combined with my love for creative expression - found a natural home in creative therapy.

I have a passion for bringing therapy to those who struggle most, whether this is socio-economically or women going through the (peri)menopause.

Practice description

As an integrative counsellor I use a variety of psychological approaches. This enables me to offer broad-spectrum, personalised treatments. Sessions are client-led, meaning I am guided by the client’s needs.

My private practice is located in Acton, West London and offers a safe and creative space where clients can express, explore and work through their difficulties by talking and/or creative expression.

Creative therapy offers an truly individual way to unlocking and working through feelings. Soothing and freeing at the same time, I believe it can offer a uniquely empowering yet gentle route to healing.

My first session

I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation. If we decide to work together, I will ask some more questions during our first session to get a sense of what you, the client, would like to work on.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Menopause, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Integrative, Interpersonal, Relational

Clients I work with


How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English, Dutch