About Anna Turner

Anna Turner 

Anna currently works as a psychological therapist with a NHS psychological therapies team.  She is a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and has been practising CBT for 20 years in a variety of NHS settings.

Anna also  is trained in EMDR which is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms of emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. 

About me

I work with individuals who are struggling with anxiety and depression. I offer a compassionate, skilful, encouraging and professional approach to therapy. I am committed to helping you understand what the problem is and learn together how to overcome it.

To get going just click the contact me button and we can arrange a 20 minute phone call for you to ask me any questions and get a sense of how we can work together. 

About my training, qualifications & experience


Post Graduate Diploma in CBT. 

EMDR trained. 

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) accredited.

I qualified as a mental health nurse in 1987 and have worked in the field of mental health and psychological therapies my whole career, mostly in the employ of the NHS.  I have worked as a community mental health nurse, NHS manager, research therapist at the AccEPT Clinic (University of Exeter). The AccEPT Clinic is a psychological therapies service for adults who have mood disorders.  I have worked for 12 years with an IAPT (Improving Access To Psychological Therapies) team in Devon. 

I completed my CBT training with the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre in 1999 and was awarded a postgraduate diploma in CBT. 

I completed my EMDR training in 2007.

I am fully accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies which is the lead organisation for CBT in the UK and Ireland. The BABCP promotes, improves and upholds standards of CBT practice, supervision and training.

Areas of psychotherapy I deal with




Feeling sad

Generalised anxiety disorder

Health anxiety

Low self-confidence

Low self-esteem

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Panic attacks

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)


Social anxiety


Suicidal thoughts


Work-related stress