Uk Psychologist Katja

Dr Janine  Hayward 

I am a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and have over 10 years’ NHS and private practice experience of delivering evidence-based therapies for adults and adolescents. I work with people struggling with stress from work, partner, parenting or a possible combination of all these areas. I have helped people struggling with low mood, low motivation, low self-esteem, perfectionism, trauma, work stress, anxiety and panic. I have worked with many adults whose lives are functioning yet feel unhappy and don’t know why or feel like something is missing or that things are just not working well. 

My couples experience in the NHS has focussed on sexual health and improving communication. I work with diverse cultural backgrounds to explore issues around sex, relationships, starting a family, expectations and values for married life.  Prior to my NHS work, I spent 15 years in the banking and telecommunications industries which means I am uniquely placed to understand many of the pressures that arise from working in a commerce environment.

I also have particular interest in working with people directly and indirectly impacted by cancer, dementia and chronic illness. I am a member of a special interest group for Cosmetic Surgery and have recently begun working with Surgeons and clients seeking assessments and support prior to and after surgery.

I practice evidence-based approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Solutions Focused and Narrative Therapy. My expertise will help you grow resilience to ensure you do not lose sight of your values, identity and needs. I also undertake supervision of other psychologists. 

I am registered with HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council), which upholds professional codes of practice and qualification. I work with a range of healthcare insurers such as WPA, Vitality, Cigna, Allianz, Aetna Global, Aviva.