A warm welcome from the team at The Psychotherapy Clinic. To find out more about about our team of therapists, please see our profiles below.
The Psychotherapy Clinic is run by Emma Griffiths. Emma is a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist. Emma began her career in Psychology in 2008, when alongside studying her degree, she worked in a local NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. During her time in this service, Emma supported children aged 11-16 experiencing a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Emma has specialist experience supporting people using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) since 2010. Emma for 5 years worked with adults experiencing depression, anxiety and psychological trauma. The context where Emma worked, included the National Health Service (NHS) and the voluntary sector, a West Midlands based charity. Emma accrued over this 5-year period over 3,600 sessions of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. In addition to working as a Psychological Practitioner and Psychotherapist in the above services, Emma became a Senior Psychological Practitioner which involved the mentorship of Trainee Practitioners.
Emma completed all her training locally, attending the University of Wolverhampton and the University of Birmingham on two occasions. Emma valued learning and integrating CBT into her practice to support the people she would work with during and after her training. Following gaining her qualifications in CBT, Emma continued to work in the NHS for a time, before undertaking a locum position, in an inpatient unit with Veterans experiencing psychological injury after returning from war. Undertaking work in this environment, predominately working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression and Anxiety, Emma decided to further specialize in trauma by completing Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) training. Emma has invested in EMDR equipment to allow the people she supports to gain the most from EMDR therapy, as both EMDR and CBT are used on a regular basis in her clinics.
In her own therapeutic practice, Emma places a real emphasis upon the therapeutic relationship as she recognises how important this is in creating a safe environment where people can come and open up about the difficulties they are experiencing. Emma endeavours to actively listen to you, understand your experience and collaboratively work with you. Emma at present undertakes no additional work, instead she devotes her full time to The Psychotherapy Clinic and the people she supports in her clinics.
In addition to seeing referrals, Ranjit is able to provide CBT clinical skills supervision to mental health professionals.
Claire is an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP. Claire currently practises in a range of settings including NHS IAPT Services, in the provision of online digital health, her own private practice and in CAMHS (Child Mental Health Services). As a therapist, she has extensive experience of working with young people, with a range of complex needs, and currently offers support to those struggling with Anxiety and Depressive Disorders.
BA Social Policy, Msc Social Work, PG Cert LIPI, PG Dip CBT
Claire is a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Social Worker with 9 years’ experience working in mental health settings. Claire has worked for number of services in both the NHS and private sector across Manchester, Birmingham and London, including South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, one of the leading mental health trusts in the UK..
Claire currently works for Kensington & Chelsea Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service where she uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to treat adults with a range of anxiety and depressive disorders. In her daily practice, Claire treats Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Social Phobia, Specific Phobia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Health Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder as well as other difficulties such as Depression, Stress and Low Self-Esteem.
For West Midlands clients Claire offers 1 to 1 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for the above difficulties via telephone and Skype at a time convenient for you.
In terms of history and experience, Michael moved into the area of psychological care from an original background in the arts. Whilst working first with adults, then adolescents with special educational needs he trained for five years in an integrative approach to counselling. After qualifying he worked for 11 years in several NHS Trusts and the private sector in both practitioner & senior counselling roles, wherein his working approach centred on the value of the therapeutic relationship to understand problems and construct strategies to improve wellbeing. During this period he also completed a part-time degree in psychology before undertaking post-graduate specialisation in CBT. Having practiced CBT for a subsequent 6 years, Michael has also trained in EMDR.