Dr Jayne Griffiths

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Clinical Psychologist
Limited availability
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Upminster, RM14 2XH
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I have been working in psychology for twenty years and have been a qualified clinical psychologist since 2007. I provide effective therapy with warmth and empathy, supporting people to flourish in their lives. I offer expert individualised assessments and psychological therapy for a range of difficulties, including stress, anxiety, low mood/depression and relationship difficulties. Therapy also focuses on difficult life events such as trauma, bereavement, and change (e.g., work, health, relationship changes). My approach is based on current evidence in the field, and I am able to use a number of evidence based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, EMDR, Compassion Focused Therapy and more. 

My training and experience mean that you can feel confident that I will be able to help. 

Step 1 - Initial Conversation (no fee)
It is important that your therapist is a ‘good fit' for you; research shows that a good therapeutic relationship is crucial for effective therapy. We can have an initial conversation to talk about what you are experiencing and to check that I have the right kind of expertise to help. I understand that talking with a therapist can be anxiety provoking, and I do everything that I can to guide you through the process in a kind and compassionate manner. If I don’t have the right expertise I will make suggestions to help you find the right therapist for you.  

Step 2 - Initial Session 
In an initial session we talk more about you and what you want help with. I 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. You are also very welcome to include someone else in the initial session if this feels helpful. This session lasts around an hour and a quarter as there is more to cover. The fee is the same. 

After I understand more about what you are experiencing, I will outline the different therapy choices for you (e.g. would ACT, EMDR or CBT work best for what you are describing?). My training as a clinical psychologist means that I have a thorough understanding of psychological difficulties and will be able to find the right approach for you. 

If we decide to proceed, we agree a plan for therapy which includes frequency of sessions and the therapy/therapies that we will use.  I understand that there can be practical and financial constraints in the frequency of sessions and I work to be as flexible as possible.

Step 3 – Psychological Therapy 
I use a number of evidence-based approaches and tailor the therapy to suit you. I mostly use EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), CBT, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Schema Therapy. Clinical Psychologists are trained to the highest standard, and we are able to use a combination of therapies to best help our clients. 

Therapy is an active process where we work together as a team towards change.  I regularly check in with you about the work that we are doing to ensure that that we are on track. I understand that therapy is a big commitment and I work as hard as possible to help you to resolve difficulties as quickly as possible so you can begin to have balance again. 

Please feel free to get in touch if you'd like to have an initial conversation or to arrange an initial session. 

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 over eight years of rigorous training in a wide range of psychological theory, research and clinical practice. I update my skills on an ongoing basis to ensure that I am highly skilled and effective. 

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

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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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)

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£100.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

Fees: £100-£130

Health insurance companies: I am registered with 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.

I appreciate that for self-funders these fees may seem much higher than counsellors. It reflects the training, experience and skills that clinical psychologists have, which enables us to work with you in a highly skilled and focused way to make changes as quickly as possible.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday 10am-3pm

Tuesday 10am-5pm

Wednesday 10am-5pm

Thursday 10am - 3pm

Friday 10am-3pm 

Further information

I am available:

Monday & Tuesday 10am-3pm

Wednesday 10am - 6pm 

Thursday 10am-3pm

Friday 10am-6pm 

Upminster Sanctuary, Pea Lane, Upminster, RM14 2XH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Dr Jayne Griffiths
Dr Jayne Griffiths