Dr Janine Hayward

Director & Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Hi, I am British New Zealander with a passion for helping people develop increased resilience, psychological flexibility and understanding of mind body links.  I provide a safe, confidential space for people with mental health and related physical health concerns in which they can express themselves and discover support, understanding and practical psychological strategies for feeling better!  

I am currently on my own cancer journey so can easily understand when others are faced with health threats, seemingly impossible decisions and loss.  

Savouring a great cup of coffee, connecting with others, pilates and enjoying long showers are just some of the ways, I strive for balance in life. 

Dr Janine Hayward, Chartered Clinical Psychologist


Delivering Psychological Therapy and Understanding Corporate Environments

I have many years of NHS, Third Sector (Charity) and Private Practice experience; completing psychological assessments and delivering evidence-based psychological treatments and wellness coaching for adults and adolescents based all over the world.  My work with Maggie’s Cancer Centre in London involved helping people directly and indirectly impacted by cancer to understand, manage and overcome significant threats to their health.  Recently I have supported many couples to overcome trauma and communication difficulties and improve their relationships. Themes in my work have included though not exclusively;

  • depression and anxiety (including stress, worry, panic and perfectionism)
  • pain, chronic illness and cancer
  • sexual health and intimacy
  • older adult and carer concerns

Another passion has been developing aged care and dementia interventions for use in residential care homes by families, cares and care home staff. 

Prior to my NHS work, I spent 15 years in the banking and telecommunications industries delivering business change, new technology and e-commerce products. This means I can rapidly understand many of the pressures that arise from different working environments and competing home and work demands.

Models and Mediums of treatment

Working with one specific approach or using an integrated approach where appropriate, I apply Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Solutions Focused Therapy (SFT) and Mindfulness for both individuals and groups.  Online sessions are currently the most common method I use though face to face and other mediums may be available.

Qualifications and Memberships

Chartered Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol) United Kingdom (UK)
Psychology Practice Supervisor (CSAccred.(AAC), UK
Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) Psychologist Practitioner, UK
Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) since 2009, UK
European Certificate in Psychology (EuroPsy), Europe
Honorary Research Fellow at University College London (UCL), UK
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) from UCL, UK
Masters in Psychology and Education (MPhil) from University of Cambridge (Cantab), UK
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Education (BA) from Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.


I have completed many research projects including a service evaluation for a Complex Depression and Anxiety team, a study investigating mental health and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and another study investigating blood borne virus incidence in a group of people experiencing psychosis. A few years ago, I developed and trialled a healthy adjustment programme for new care home residents living with dementia called SettleIN and co-supervised two clinical psychology doctorate trainees who helped investigate the feasibility of an enhanced version of the programme.  Most recently my focus has been on exploring and contributing to the  evidence base about family involvement with care homes following the placement of people living with dementia and the interventions that encourage and nurture family involvement.


If you wish to pay for psychological services using your health insurance, I am a recognised provider with most insurers (though not BUPA currently, coming soon!).


I am a qualified, experienced Chartered Psychologist who will not presume to know what life is like for you; you are the expert in your life. My diverse mental health and work experience can help form a rapid understanding of your concerns, the treatment and coaching options and delivery so that you can get on with trying out new strategies and feeling better. 
Publications and Conference papers

Sanger, C., Hayward, J., Patel, G., Phekoo, K., Poots, A.J., Howe, C., Bowden-Jones, O. and Green, J. (2013). Acceptability and necessity of HIV and other blood-borne virus testing in a psychiatric setting. Br J Psychiatry, 202(4):307-8.

Hayward, J., Guglielmi, S., Parker, R.A. and Shaikh, M.F. (2011). Worry, not self-efficacy, associated with pain and depersonalisation in patients with chronic CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome). Rheumatology, 50 (supplement); 92.

Hayward, J. K., Nunez, K. M., Ballard, C., & Spector, A. (2020). Healthy adjustment for new residents with dementia using SettleIN: A feasibility study in UK care homes. Dementia, 19(6), 1811-1828.

Saint-Bryant, C. A., Murrill, J., Hayward, J. K., Nunez, K. M., & Spector, A. (2020). SettleIN: Using a Manualised Intervention to Facilitate the Adjustment of Older Adults with Dementia Following Placement into Residential Care. International journal of environmental research and public health, 17(7), 2606.

Hayward J.K., Gould, C., Palluotto, E., Kitson, E.C. and Spector, A. (2021). Family involvement with care homes following placement of a relative living with dementia: A review. Ageing & Society, 1-46.

Hayward JK, Gould C, Palluotto E, Kitson E, Fisher ER, Spector A. (2022) Interventions promoting family involvement with care homes following placement of a relative with dementia: A systematic review. Dementia (London), 21(2):618-647.

Chartered Clinical Psychologist in London with specialism in Cancer, Depression and Couples Therapy

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