Anna Drescher

Mental Health Writer


Psychology Theories, Mental Health


BSc (Hons), Psychology, Goldsmiths University, MSc in Psychotherapy, University of Queensland


Anna is a mental health freelance writer and editor specializing in mental health and psychology. Her work includes collaborating with organizations and apps to advise on and create content related to psychology, mental health, meditation, and hypnosis.

She is passionate about helping people to maximize their potential and offers hypnosis and mindfulness sessions.

For 10 years, Anna has worked in the mental health sector and supported people who struggle with their mental health. Her roles have included working in the National Health Service, therapeutic work in in-patient and community care, in a prison service for men with personality disorders, and managing a co-production project at Mind.

She completed a BSc in Psychology at Goldsmiths University of London with first-class honours and a Master of Mental Health (psychotherapy) at the University of Queensland, Australia with distinction.

In 2017, she received a Diploma in Solution-focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH) accredited by the renowned Clifton Practice as well as a Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) accredited by the NCFE and awarded through the National Council for Hypnotherapy.

Her long-standing personal passion for yoga and other spiritual practices led her to complete the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course in India in 2016.

Professional Experience

  • Freelance writer and copyeditor (2021-Present): Research; content, blog and script writing; ghostwriting; editing
  • Private solution-focused hypnotherapist/ therapist (2017-Present): Working with individuals with mental health difficulties using techniques from solution-focused hypnotherapy, mindfulness, yoga/ meditation and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Assistant Clinical Psychologist at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust (2020-2021): Engaging therapeutically with men diagnosed with personality disorders at HMP Swaleside. Leading on audits and assisting in the design and implementation of a research project on the Offender Personality Disorder Pathway
  • Recovery Officer, Richmond Fellowship Queensland (2018-2019): Supporting the recovery of individuals with severe and enduring mental health conditions in in-patient and community care
  • Co-production and User Involvement Manager, H&F Mind (2016-2017): Implementing and developing H&F Mind’s co-production and user involvement project across two London boroughs
  • Community Recovery Worker, Hestia (2015-2016): Supporting the recovery of individuals through managing and facilitating activity groups in the community
  • Mental Health Assistant, Alpha Hospital (2014): Supporting patients detained under the Mental Health Act (1987) in a psychiatric low-secure hospital


  • Professional copy editor: Chartered Institute for Editing and Proofreading (2022-Present)
  • Master of Mental Health/ Psychotherapy (Distinction): University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (2018-2020)
  • Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy and Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma: The Clifton Practice, Bristol, England (2016-2017)
  • Teacher of Yoga: International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Uttarkashi, India (2016)
  • Bachelor of Science Psychology (first-class honours): Goldsmiths University of London, England (2011-2014)