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WELCOME TO ASHWORTH CBT

I offer private Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at my private, confidential office in the Adlington area of Chorley, Lancashire.  Therapy is provided in person, over the phone, and via Skype, Zoom 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, Axa PPP 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.

 
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ABOUT ME

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. 

 
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Psychotherapist

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10 Babylon Lane, Adlington

 
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The British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) maintains high standards for therapists in the UK, ensuring that you get a high standard therapy.  Click on the link below for further information.

 

MY QUALIFICATIONS

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

September 2003

A 6 week course in person-centred counselling concepts with Adult Runshaw College

MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING PRACTITIONER

November 2013

A 17 week training course with a MINT (The International Collective of Motivational Interviewing Trainers) approved trainer with GMMH NHS Foundation Trust