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I currently have two daytime sessions available

EXPERT PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPY PROVIDED ONLINE

I am a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist who has been helping people to feel more balanced, happier and healthier for twenty years. I provide expert psychological therapy for anxiety, panic, stress, low mood, trauma, and a wide range of other difficulties. My practice continues to be online (e.g. Zoom, Skype, FaceTime etc) for the time being.

The training and experience that I have enables you to feel confident that I can understand and work with you to improve your difficulties. Clinical Psychologists are trained to doctoral level, giving you the reassurance that I can help you to make the changes that you would like to see. We 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 you identify, supporting you to lead a happier and more meaningful, balanced life.

I am able to use a number of evidence-based approaches and tailor the therapy to suit you. 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 talk in more detail about the kind of difficulties you have, what goals you might have for therapy, answer any questions that you have about therapy, and I explain options for the 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:

  • Anxiety (e.g. social anxiety, general anxiety, panic, OCD)
  • Depression/feeling low/feeling sad
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Work related stress and burnout
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Childhood events
  • Anger difficulties
  • Physical health difficulties (e.g. pain management, injury, health conditions)
  • Difficulties created or exacerbated by Covid-19

I also have specialist training in the neuropsychological assessment of adults and older adults following brain injury, 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 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)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

HCPC

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Specialist training and experience in neuropsychological assessment and intervention (e.g. Dementia, Stroke, Brain Injury)

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

£100.00 per session

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Self-funding: £120

Health insurance companies: 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 much higher than counsellors. They 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.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday 10am-5pm

Tuesday- Friday: 9.30am-2.30pm

Further information

I am available:

Monday 10am-6pm

Tuesday - Friday: 10am-2.30pm

Upminster Sanctuary
Pea Lane
Upminster
RM14 2XH

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

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.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Dr Jayne Griffiths, Clinical Psychologist

Dr Jayne Griffiths, Clinical Psychologist