Emma Griffiths-CBT Specialist & EMDR Therapist (Bsc Psy. PGcert Psy. PGDip CBT)
The Limes Pharmacy
5 Birmingham Road
The Psychotherapy Clinic provides evidence-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) tailored to you. The Psychotherapy Clinic has a number of qualified and accredited therapists delivering a range of therapies.
Evidence-Based Therapies are available to support people who may be experiencing:
-Health anxiety (worry about health)
-Social anxiety (worry about social situations/shyness)
-Specific phobias (fears)
-Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
-Post traumatic stress disorder (trauma)
In addition to the above, our main approach CBT can help people with low self esteem (confidence), managing anger, coping with chronic pain and perfectionism. CBT works upon the above difficulties by exploring our thoughts and by making changes to some of our behaviours (by replacing unhelpful behaviour with new helpful coping strategies) to help you start feeling better.
In addition to CBT, here at the Psychotherapy Clinic we offer EMDR. For optimal results EMDR is often used in conjunction with CBT. EMDR is particularly effective for any of the above emotional difficulties if the difficulties experienced are connected to difficult life events, memories or trauma.
For further information about what we offer, please visit the website or text/call Emma on the number above.
Our clinics are held in Walsall and Harborne. In addition we run a Skype clinic. Appointments are also available over the telephone or by instant messenger.
Training, qualifications & experience
The Psychotherapy Clinic is run by Emma Griffiths. Emma is a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist. Emma has worked in mental health services, both public (NHS) and in the voluntary sector for 9 years, practicing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for 7 years. Emma has experience in working with both adults and children aged 12+.
Background: Emma entered the mental health profession working at a local NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in 2008, supporting children aged 12-16 experiencing a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. Emma went on to train as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, where she then accrued over 1,200 hours of CBT sessions, with adults experiencing mild-moderate depression and anxiety. After a number of years as a CBT Practitioner, Emma entered a more senior role within this service, which involved mentoring and supervising Trainee CBT Practitioners.
After working in the above role for a number of years, Emma returned to university to further specialise in CBT. Whilst studying, Emma completed a years placement as a CBT Therapist in a local NHS service, providing CBT assessment and treatment interventions. During this placement Emma treated depression, generalized anxiety, health anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), of a moderate to severe nature. Following her placement year she remained with the NHS for a time, before transferring to an inpatient environment at a local Combat Stress centre, providing trauma focused therapy with veterans experiencing psychological injury.
At present Emma works in full time private practice with her associates. Emma works with self referrals, and those who have experienced traumas such as car accidents and assaults at work, often referred to us by solicitors. In addition to this, Emma is associated with a veteran mental health charity, providing specialist trauma focused therapies to veterans with PTSD.
Therapeutic Practice: In her own therapeutic practice, Emma places a real emphasis upon the therapeutic relationship as she recognises how important this is in creating a safe environment where people can come and open up about the difficulties they are experiencing. Emma endeavours to actively listen to you, understand your experience and collaboratively work with you.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Social anxiety
- Health anxiety
- Chronic pain
- Low self esteem
- Anger management
- Stress management
Photos & videos
Face to Face Appointments: Specialist CBT/EMDR Therapy- £60 Walsall Clinic & £65 Harborne Clinic (price difference between the two localities relates to room hire fees)
Skype & Telephone Appointments: £60
Client Testimonial I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help, it has made such a difference in my life. I have been much happier last few weeks and almost feel like I’m living in a completely different world now. The last few weeks could have been very difficult one without your help. Not only I managed to survive them but I actually enjoyed my work, which I never thought would happen before I came to see you. So thank you very very much.I feel that attending your sessions was the best investment I ever made for myself :) Psychotherapy Clinic Client- Anonymous Client Testimonial I was referred to Emma for CBT. I didnt believe that anything would be able to help how I was feeling. Emma helped me to explore how I was feeling and gave me practical strategies to practice at home between our sessions. I can honestly say that I am shocked, after 4 sessions I feel more in control and ready to get on with my life! Psychotherapy Clinic Client- Anonymous I had been battling with OCD from a young age, when I came to see Emma I was at a point where I was sceptical if I could overcome my difficulties. It was a big step seeking help and I had avoided this for many years as I thought my thoughts were weird. Emma helped me to see that my thoughts were normal and I am not different from anyone else. I found CBT helpful, I saw that there was a way out of the hole I felt trapped in. After a few sessions, I started to feel better working through my thoughts and my behaviours, really made a big difference to my life. Thank you, Emma. Psychotherapy Clinic Client- Anonymous
I had been struggling with crippling depression and anxiety for a long time, which led to my daily routines being repeatedly disrupted. My attitude to life was "why bother? I'll fail anyway", and felt I couldnt explain the way I felt, as I was being a burden to everyone, so it became so easy to just 'put a smile on my face'.
Id suffer through what seemed to be a million worries a day and get sudden panic attacks that would leave me constantly exhausted. My constant struggle of not wanting to get up and go stopped me from fulfiling every day norms.
Speaking to Emma and listening to how my thoughts influence my behaviours really opened my eyes to why I felt like I did. She taught me ways of how to cope and helped me change my way of thinking. It is unbelievable how thoughts can influence our emotions, leading to our actions and body changes. I was fascinated when sitting and looking at what I had wrote or described in the session, it really helped me to overcome my thoughts and associated feelings of being a "failure".
I cannot recommend Emma enough. She explains and understands clearly, and I became very comfortable very quickly as she's warm and friendly. Even now, I practice techniques to help keep me calm in stressful situations. (Including an exam!!) Thank you so much. She had changed my outlook and I can see more positives rather than negatives. Thank you again Emma!
Psychotherapy Clinic Client- Anonymous
"I started working with Emma after I had been worrying about my health for a while. I found myself thinking the worst case scenario every time I experienced an ache or pain. Emma helped me to understand that my behaviours were maintaining my thoughts. I used to believe that googling my symptoms was helpful, but now I can see that this and my other behaviours actually keep my anxiety going. Working on my thoughts and having strategies to help me manage my anxiety has made a big difference in breaking the vicious cycle of anxiety.
I enjoyed my sessions with Emma, she is friendly and takes the time to listen without judgement. I used to worry people would judge me for being stupid for worrying over my health, but Emma did not judge me she helped me feel normal and that I was not alone in what I was experiencing"
Psychotherapy Clinic Client- Anonymous
Emma is brilliant, skilled and sensitive at what she does. We are very lucky to work closely with her in the Physiotherapy clinic at Barefoot Yoga Harborne. Emma works with a range of clients, and is particularly skilled at those who have complex problems that she can help. She also does life changing work with many who have debiliatating post traumatic stress disorder. Emma is a wonderful, warm and engaging person who puts people at ease.
Gerard Greene (Physiotherapist)
‘’I was fortunate enough to have Emma as my supervisor during my training year as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. Emma is approachable and empathetic in nature, which made me feel able to discuss any issues or challenges I was facing at the time.
Looking back over my time as PWP, I realise even more how much Emma has taught me, I often think back to our supervision sessions and remember things that I learnt and was inspired by, Emma has been a role model for my career’’
Hannah (Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekday daytime, weekday evening, weekend appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|