Anya Hughes - Clinical Psychologist Registrar

Anya completed her psychology training in Ireland and initially worked in a primary care service for adults presenting with mild to moderate mental health issues.  Prior to moving to Australia Anya worked as an Applied Behaviour Analysis therapist in a specialised Autism unit for children.

Since moving to Australia, Anya has had a range of diverse roles including working with children and adolescents identified as at risk for mental health concerns and providing psychological treatment to patients requiring pain management.

In private practice here at Ashcliffe, Anya works with a range of client presentations, in particular working with anxiety and mood disorders, pain management, chronic health conditions, sleep disturbances, addictions, trauma and domestic violence.

Anya has a special interest in the areas of expressive therapies, Jungian psychology and Schema Therapy. Her treatment modalities include CBT, ACT, and EMDR for PTSD Treatment.

Who Anya works with:

Anya has experience in working with a broad spectrum of individuals, tailoring therapeutic interventions to meet the unique needs of each client. Her practice is inclusive and welcomes: children from the age of 5, adolescents, young adults, adults, older adults and neurodiversity.

Psychologist Anya Hughes

BA (Psychology), M.Sc (Applied Psychology), MPsych (Clinical Psychology)

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Anya is experienced in treating:

  • Generalised Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders 
  • Phobias and Panic Disorder
  • Depression
  • OCD and OCD related disorders (Tics/Hair pulling)
  • PTSD and CPTSD
  • Drug and alcohol misuse

What Treatment approaches does Anya Use?

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • ACT
  • Schema Therapy
  • EMDR

When not working...

Anya enjoys

  • Yoga, she is a Qualified Level 1 Yoga teacher
  • Ocean water swimming
  • Nature walks
  • Reading
  • Anya is also a beginner surfer