Dr Paul Jefferis
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.
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)
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial assessment session £65 (90 minutes)
Subsequent treatment £50 per one hour session