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Dr Paul Jefferis

Poole, Dorset, BH12
07528 023 547 07528 023 547 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. I offer therapy for problems including anxiety (e.g. fears and phobias) and for problems resulting from traumatic experiences. This includes problems stemming from particular traumatic events such as a car accident or assault but also from experiences such as bullying, family conflict or abuse. My preferred method of working is a technique called EMDR (see emdrassociation.org.uk/whatis-emdr/ to find out more) although I also use other therapeutic approaches. I am happy to discuss your needs by phone or email in order to help you decide whether you wish to make use of this service. Sessions are currently taking place only by video call.

Training, qualifications & experience


Clinical Psychologist (BPS Diploma, 1993; Clinical Doctorate University of Birmingham, 2003).

EMDR practitioner (Parts 1-3 2014-2017; Child and Adolescent Level 1 2017).


I was employed as an NHS clinical psychologist in CAMHS/expert witness services from 1993-2009 working in Kent, Birmingham and London at consultant grade from 2000. In 2008 I began working as an independent practitioner offering clinical services and acting as an expert witness.


Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

British Psychological Society (BPS)

Expert Witness Institute (EWI)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council

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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Therapies offered

  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic


Initial assessment session £75 (90 minutes)

Subsequent treatment £60 per one hour session


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Clinical sessions take place between 9-5 (weekdays)

Types of client

Young people
Dr Paul Jefferis

Dr Paul Jefferis