Dr Jayne Griffiths, Clinical Psychologist
I am a qualified clinical psychologist with twenty years of experience working with people with a range of psychological difficulties. This experience enables the people that I work with to feel confident that I can understand and improve their situation. 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 work together with the client to develop and tailor the therapy, or combination of therapies, that work best for them. 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 as quickly as possible.
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 talk on the telephone about your difficulties and my approach to help you to decide if you would like to arrange an initial 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 bring someone with you to this 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 might come to see me:
- Anxiety (e.g. social anxiety, general anxiety, panic, OCD)
- Depression/feeling low
- 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)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Specialist training and experience in neuropsychological assessment and intervention (e.g. Dementia, Stroke, Brain Injury)
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
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Individual therapy: £100 (50 minutes)
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.
Neuropsychological assessment and cognitive rehabilitation: please contact me to discuss.
I work in a clinic in a calm and beautiful setting, where there is free parking. Please note that the clinic is not easily accessible by public transport.
I am available:
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday 10am - 9pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|