WELCOME TO ASHWORTH CBT
I offer private Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy at my private, confidential office in the Adlington area of Chorley, Lancashire. Therapy is provided in person, or remotely via Skype, Teams and Whatsapp video.
I accept self-referrals, and referrals from other professionals and agencies, such as General Practitioners (GPs), solicitors, and health insurance companies, such as WPA, Bupa, Vita Health Group, Axa PPP, PLE Health and Nuffield Health.
CBT is an effective, short-term, evidence-based talking therapy which will give you skills and techniques to address your current problems. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the NHS recommend CBT for the treatment of many mental health conditions including, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), phobias, and insomnia.
EMDR Therapy involves processing past 'unprocessed memories that contain the negative emotions, sensations and beliefs' (Shapiro, 2012). EMDR Therapy can help with a range of issues, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, OCD, and body dysmorphic disorder.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and fully accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
I worked within the NHS for 15 years, working with service users with complex mental health and substance misuse issues. For over 3 years I studied CBT and developed my skills in offering clients effective CBT. I have also completed training in motivational interviewing, person-centred therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT) and I'm currently training in EMDR.
I am experienced in treating depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, stress, perfectionism, social anxiety, panic attacks, excessive worry, phobias, trauma, anger, insomnia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. I currently do not offer CBT to treat personality disorders and bipolar.
10 Babylon Lane, Adlington
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POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL PSYCHOTHERAPY (CBT)
September 2016 - May 2018
A BABCP accredited CBT training course
The University of Bolton
ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOURAL INTERVENTIONS FOR ANXIETY & DEPRESSION
September 2015 - May 2016
The University of Central Lancashire
MASTERS DEGREE IN ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOURS
September 2002 - September 2003
The University of Liverpool
BSC (HONS) PSYCHOLOGY DEGREE
September 1998 - June 2001
The University of Leeds
LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN COUNSELLING CONCEPTS
A 6 week course in person-centred counselling concepts with Adult Runshaw College
MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING PRACTITIONER
A 17 week training course with a MINT (The International Collective of Motivational Interviewing Trainers) approved trainer with GMMH NHS Foundation Trust
October 2021 - March 2022
52 hours of lectures, practical experience and case supervision in EMDR therapy as required by EMDR Europe Association.