Emma Steadman

Emma Steadman

3 Septimus Drive


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About me

I'm an experienced play therapist, sand-play practitioner and supervisor.

I offer creative supervision for individuals and groups. My approach integrates working with symbols, art, writing, role play and sand-play to enable supervisees to focus on their client- work, reflect and enhance practice.

I aim  to facilitate  a safe, open, creative learning space where client work can be explored and confidence, knowledge, skills and application of the BACP ethical framework can develop.

An integrated creative approach aims to facilitate opportunity for supervisees to reflect on their work and find their own answers to their questions as well as being supported with theoretical knowledge and discussion of ethical dilemmas.

I supervise a range of professionals including play therapists, counsellors, coaches, teachers and head teachers, social workers and family support workers.

I'm currently completing a PhD research project which is separate but learning from this research is applied to my supervision practice.

I also deliver creative supervision training which meets BACP supervision training recommendations and workshops for qualified supervisors. Please see Jillcartertraining.co.uk for further details.

My practice includes creative play therapy for children, adolescents and young adults, as well as sand-play therapy for adults.I offer individual and group sessions for children and adolescents. Adult sand-play is one to one. Sand, art, movement, and play therapy are offered.

My main approach is person centred, client-led using a range of creative media. It is informed by Rogerian, Jungian, post Jungian and Transpersonal principles.

I have over 15 years of supervised experience working in schools, CAMHS and charities. I specialise in working with children and adolescents who have experienced one off and developmental trauma.

An initial meeting enables people to find out about what I offer, how we could work together and to ask any questions they have. If a person would like to proceed, then we agree some dates and times and book for a series of sessions. We review together at a mutually agreed point.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • 15 years' experience
  • Certificate in Supervision
  • MA in Practice Base Play Therapy
  • Diploma in Alchemical Sandplay.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£45 Supervision

£50 Play Theray

Maps & Directions

Colchester, CO4 9EU

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified