Anna Ashworth is a qualified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and fully accredited member of the British Association for Behavioral Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
The BABCP oversee the standards of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in the UK.
After achieving a BSc (Hons) Psychology degree and Master’s degree in Addictive Behaviour, Anna worked within the NHS for 15 years, working with service users with complex mental health and substance misuse issues. Within this role also Anna gained experience in facilitating mindfulness classes, and trained in motivational interviewing and auricular acupuncture. Anna has studied CBT for 3 years. She initially gained an Advanced Certificate in CBT. After seeing the effectiveness of using CBT techniques with her service users within her NHS role, she went on to complete a two-year Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies. This course enabled her to gain full accreditation with the BABCP and set up her own private CBT practice, Ashworth CBT Ltd. She now works as a full-time private CBT therapist offering face to face, Skype and telephone therapy for private self-referrals and for a range of companies, such as health insurance providers, solicitors and occupational health referrals.
Anna is experienced in successfully treating depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, stress, perfectionism, social anxiety, panic attacks, excessive worry, phobias, trauma, anger, insomnia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Anna is a dedicated and passionate CBT therapist. She finds her work rewarding becausebshe sees that CBT can work so effectively over a short period of time. She thrives on seeing her clients progress, and gain skills and techniques to be able to cope with life. If her clients are willing to try all the techniques and practice them regularly, Anna finds that the outcomes of therapy are the same, whether it is conducted in person or remotely by telephone or Skype.
When she’s not working Anna enjoys family life with her husband, two kids, dog, cats and hens. She loves the outdoors, nature, walking the dog, eating out, seeing friends and family and going to the spa and gym.