Emily Jefferson

Emily Jefferson

30 East Street
Southend On Sea

07910126517 / 07910126517

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30 East Street
Southend On Sea

07910126517 / 07910126517

About me

Sometimes our past can leave us feeling stuck and dissatisfied in the here and now. We can feel lonely and isolated within our relationships with others. We can feel desperate to find a way out, but may struggle to find this path alone.

As a therapist my main drive is to stand beside clients in their journey of change, often starting in a place where people feel frightened and alone, mistrustful and hurting. I seek to enable you, strengthen your sense of self and allow you to re-connect with your drive and energy.

Using art within a safe supportive relationship can help create very powerful experiences of release and allow people to recognise their ability to change and grow and feel more alive, more free.

I am a gentle person but able to able to work with intense and complex emotions and to help create connection where there is none, to create space where there is a feeling of overcrowding and suffocation. Art Therapy is a powerful way to work with a skilled therapist, to make images, reflect on their meaning, to love them,or to sometimes destroy them. It is not important to be a good artist or to want to use the materials at every session. The art materials can be a useful 'mirror' to put your feelings outside yourself before beginning to recognise them, to be able to then think about how to move on.

Often clients find that they feel stuck and unable to create the changes they want in life to enable them to feel fully alive, free and able to embrace precious opportunities to connect deeply with others. By connecting deeply with a therapist within a safe supportive environment evidence suggests our attachment to others can grow and begin to improve.

Please feel able to call today and discuss (without obligation) what you feel your needs are so we can think together about what may help.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) registered art psychotherapist who is registered as a supervisor and a private practitioner with Baat (British Association of Art Psychotherapists). I hold an enhanced DBS (Safeguarding protocol for working individually with children and vulnerable adults).

Training in working with Trauma (Catt Childrens Accelerated Trauma Technique) to quickly reduce symptoms of post traumatic stress in relation to traumatic life events.

Prior to training as an art therapist I worked in adult mental health environments for many years with survivors of sexual abuse and trauma and people with diagnoses of personality disorder.

I have recently undertaken training in Encounter Centred Therapy: a technique for couples and families in conflict, where conflict can be embraced and used as a powerful tool for change and growth.
Training in Mentalisation based Art Psychotherapy
Training in supervision for supporting individuals and groups of professionals.
Training in safeguarding children; designated person and CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Couples in Conflict where both parties are seeking a solution.

Im happy to work with clients on personalisation budgets or who are supported by community mental health teams.


Individual sessions £40 an hour.

Couples sessions £50 for 90 minute encounter centred therapy.

I do have a few lower fee spaces, please feel able to contact me to discuss your circumstances.

It is really important that you find a therapist you feel safe and comfortable to work regularly with.

There is no obligation to continue work after the first assessment appointment.

Supervision for professionals £35 an hour

Maps & Directions

Southend On Sea, SS2

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Monday to Fridays and some weekend availability depending upon clients needs. I am happy to work evenings to accommodate work and childcare commitments.

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am an accredited supervisor within the code of Baat (British Association of art Psychotherapists).

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