Ms Emma Griffiths is fully qualified as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. She initially entered the mental health profession working at a local NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, whilst studying for her undergraduate degree in Psychology.
After finishing her degree, Emma was then offered a full-time training position as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, studying at the University of Birmingham. This allowed her to gain experience as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. Her work involved using CBT-based interventions to help people experiencing mild-moderate depression and anxiety disorders, over a short period of time.
Emma then progressed to a more senior management role where she supervised and was a mentor to trainee psychological practitioners. After a year in this role, Emma was successful in securing a place to train as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist at the University of Birmingham with Dr Richard Bennett.
In regards to specialist training, Emma is trained to deliver Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) to those experiencing trauma symptoms. Emma has specialist experience working with trauma with currently serving and ex-military personnel.
When treating clients, Emma likes to place a real emphasis on the therapeutic relationship. This is something that she feels is important in creating a safe environment where people can come and open up about the difficulties that they are experiencing. She endeavours to actively listen to you, understand your experience and work with you in order to start implementing techniques into your daily life to enable you to manage your difficulties.
BSc (Hons) Psychology
PG Cert Low Intensity Psychological Interventions in Primary Care
PG Dip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) training
British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP)