Dr Jayne Griffiths, Clinical Psychologist
EXPERT PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPY PROVIDED ONLINE
I appreciate that there is a great deal of understandable fear, anxiety and uncertainty in the current climate. I am a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist who has been working with people with a range of psychological difficulties for twenty years. I provide expert psychological therapy for anxiety, panic, low mood, trauma, and a wide range of other difficulties. My practice has moved online (e.g. Zoom, Skype, FaceTime etc). The aim is that sessions will return to face-to-face as soon as this is advised.
The training and experience that I have enables the people that I work with to feel confident that I can understand and work with them to improve their difficulties. Clinical Psychologists are trained to doctoral level, giving you the reassurance that they can help you to make the changes that you would like to see. They work in a focused way to support you to make these changes as quickly as possible. I am approachable and supportive and provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment in which to work towards the goals that clients identify, supporting them to lead happier and more meaningful, balanced lives.
I am able to use a number of evidence-based approaches and tailor the therapy to suit the client. I can draw on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Systemic approaches, amongst others. Psychological therapy is a focused and active process where we work together and aim to resolve difficulties swiftly.
What would happen?
It is important that you find a therapist that feels like a good 'fit' for you, and as a part of this I am happy to have an initial conversation on the telephone or online to talk about your difficulties and my approach to help you to decide if you would like to arrange a session.
In the first session we would talk in more detail about the kind of difficulties you have, what goals you might have for therapy, answer questions that you may have about therapy, and I would explain what kind of therapies we could use. You are welcome to include someone else in the session if that feels more comfortable. If you decide to continue we would agree a plan for therapy and a timescale in which we review regularly to ensure that you are getting what you want and need from therapy.
During this process I would be respectful of the potentially anxiety provoking nature of talking about personal difficulties and of considering therapy, and would tailor my approach to suit you. If you are finding it hard to talk I will ask more questions, and if you have a lot to say then I will listen more.
What problems can I help with?
These are some of the reasons that people come to see me:
- Difficulties created or exacerbated by Covid-19
- Anxiety (e.g. social anxiety, general anxiety, panic, OCD)
- Depression/feeling low/feeling sad
- Low self-esteem
- Trauma and PTSD
- Work related stress and burnout
- Relationship difficulties
- Childhood events
- Anger difficulties
- Physical health difficulties (e.g. pain management, injury, health conditions)
I also have specialist training in the neuropsychological assessment of adults and older adults following brain injury and diagnosis of dementia, stroke etc. This includes neuropsychological assessment and cognitive rehabilitation, as well as working with family members.
Session fees can be found at the bottom of this page.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with a Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Masters degree from Oxford University. I have undertaken over eight years of rigorous training in a wide range of psychological theory, research and clinical practice in order to become an effective and skilled practitioner.
Membership & Professional Registration:
I practice under the HCPC’s code of conduct and the BPS code of conduct and ethics. I am a member/registered with the following professional bodies:
Member of the Health Professions Council (HPC)
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Registered Expert Witness with the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Specialist training and experience in neuropsychological assessment and intervention (e.g. Dementia, Stroke, Brain Injury)
Privately paying: £100 (50 minutes)
Health insurance companies: Fee varies. I am registered with a most private healthcare providers, including Bupa, Aviva, AXA-PPP, Cigna, Vitality Health, WPA. If your provider is not listed feel free to contact me as registration can generally be arranged within a week.
Case management companies: fee varies, please contact me to discuss.
Neuropsychological assessment and cognitive rehabilitation: Fee varies, please contact me to discuss.
We appreciate that for self-funders these fees may seem high. The fees noted above reflect the training, experience and skills that Clinical Psychologists have. This enables them to work with you in a compassionate and focused way to make changes as quickly as possible.
I am available:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 2.30pm-7.30pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 10am-2.30pm