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 in a variety of areas such as work, personal relationships and parenting, or various combinations of all these areas. I can help you if you struggle 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 something is missing, or that things are just not working well.

My couple’s experience in the NHS has focussed on sexual health and improving communication. I work with diverse cultural and sexual orientations and can explore issues around sex, communication, starting a family, expectations and values for married life and separation.

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 have an 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 work 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 work with a range of healthcare insurers such as WPA, Aviva, AXA (limited to £100), Vitality (limited to £100), Cigna, Allianz Worldwide Care. My preference is for Self-pay, WPA, Aviva and Allianz client. I am registered with HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council), which upholds high  standards in professional codes of practice, qualification and ongoing training.