Dr Jayne Griffiths, Clinical Psychologist (DClinPsy, CPsychol, AFBPsS)
I have been a qualified Clinical Psychologist for over ten years and have extensive experience of helping individuals and couples with a range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma and bereavement. 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 individuals/couples identify, supporting them to lead happier and more successful lives.
I have trained in a number of evidence-based approaches, and working together with the client develop and tailor the therapy, or combination of therapies, that work best for them. Treatment is often short term and general difficulties are often resolved within eight sessions.
How 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 very 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. If you decided to continue we would agree 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 individuals might come to see me:
- Depression/feeling low
- Low self-esteem
- Anxiety (e.g. social anxiety, general anxiety, panic, OCD)
- Trauma and PTSD
- Work related stress and burnout
- Relationship difficulties
- Childhood events
- Anger difficulties
- Physical health difficulties (e.g. pain management)
- Neuropsychological assessments and rehabilitation (e.g. dementia, stroke, brain injury).
Reasons why couples might come to see me:
- Conflict and anger
- Trust difficulties
- Difficulties communicating or being understood
- Anxiety or stress (e.g. parenting, money, work pressures)
- A sense of growing apart
- Extra-marital relationships
- Where one or both members feel depressed
- Commitment decisions
- Adjusting to change (e.g. health problems, retirement)
- Sex and intimacy difficulties (change in sex life, loss of desire, painful sex, premature ejaculation, difficulty getting or sustaining an erection).
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with a Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and have 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, and have been qualified for over ten years. I am able to use a number of different approaches in my work, such as: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR (eye movement desensitisation reprocessing therapy), Systemic Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy.
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) as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist
- 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
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- 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
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)
Couple therapy: £120 (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.
I work in a clinic in a calm and beautiful setting, where there is free parking.
I am available:
Wednesday 10am - 9pm
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 9.30am - 9pm Wednesday 9.30am-9pm Friday 8am-5pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|