About Us

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Our Story

 Cheshire Wellbeing CBT was set up by four friends with many years of experience in delivering CBT to people from all walks of life. We are passionate about promoting emotional wellbeing for all and creating a supportive environment in which this can happen. Our aim is to deliver affordable workshops that enable people to develop the skills and understand the tools that will help them to improve their emotional wellbeing. 



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Qualifications and Experience

All of our therapists have completed Post Graduate Diplomas in CBT and are accredited with the BABCP. Find out more about what this means here: www.babcp.com

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Therapists:


Beth Anderson

PGDip, PGCert, MA (Hons), EMDR Part 1.


After graduating in 2007 with an MA (Hons) in Psychology, I began work in a residential school for young people with Autism and complex needs. This experience provided me with a steep learning curve in terms of expanding my empathy, patience and knowledge in this area. I moved onto forensic Mental Health services and again found this to be invaluable in developing my knowledge, experience and understanding of the impact and presentation of severe and enduring Mental Health problems. I went on to complete a postgraduate certificate in low intensity Cognitive Behavioural based interventions and began my role as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. During this role I realised I had found the therapy I wished to continue in and completed my PGDip as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. This role allows me to incorporate my love of CBT and interests developed throughout my career in previous roles and courses, for example in my final year of University my dissertation focused on circadian rhythms and the important role of sleep to our mental wellbeing. 



Amanda Cassidy

Registered Nurse Mental Health (RNMH), PGDip, EMDR part 1.


Qualifying as an RNMH in 2005, my initial nursing career was working in secondary care with patients with severe and enduring mental health diagnoses. Despite enjoying working in secondary care settings, I always knew that I wanted to pursue my interest of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy further. After six months working in secondary care, I began my career working in primary care mental health; initially as a Community Psychiatric Nurse until I completed my PGDip in CBT in 2011.

I believe strongly in the importance of developing and maintaining personal emotional wellbeing, feeling a sense of personal value and understanding our responses to challenging situations so that we are able to support ourselves through such times. My current CBT career has been underpinned by my mental health nursing knowledge, the two sitting harmoniously in practice. 


Andrea Gray

PGDip, PGCert, BSc (Hons), EMDR parts 1,2 and 3.


From an early age I have had a keen desire to work within the helping profession. After completing my degree in counselling and therapeutic studies I went on to a more focused study beginning my  CBT journey. Starting from a person centred approach within my degree built a solid foundation in developing the therapeutic alliance which is key in the therapeutic setting. My love of CBT is that it facilitates change, brings understanding and develops self awareness.  These skill sets are a fitting match and have supported my 14 years of working within the field of mental health.

 I am passionate about enabling people to understand their emotional wellbeing and to live life well knowing their worth and value. It is important to me to strengthen others to face the challenges that life brings. I have a keen interest in helping others to manage excessive worry, to process past trauma and improve self esteem. I have experience of working in staff support settings, the voluntary sector and educational settings.


Hannah Lloyd

MSc, PGDip, PGCert, BA (Hons), EMDR parts 1,2, and 3.


I have been working in primary care mental health services since 2004. I was initially employed as a graduate mental health worker to deliver CBT based interventions to people struggling with mild to moderate mental health problems. In 2009 I completed a PGDip in CBT and began working as a CBT therapist in an NHS IAPT service. I completed a Masters in advanced practice of CBT in 2016. I enjoy working with clients to help them overcome problems that have a negative impact on their day to day lives.  I incorporate mindfulness and compassionate approaches into my clinical work. I have a special interest in working with clients who are on the autism spectrum and adapting therapy to meet their needs. I have a strong belief in the importance of promoting emotional wellbeing and in taking steps to reduce the stigma associated with experiencing and talking about mental health problems.