Maureen Moore Counsellor,EMDR Consultant, UKCP Reg p/therapist, Supervisor

Maureen Moore  Counsellor,EMDR Consultant, UKCP Reg  p/therapist, Supervisor

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South Petherton

01460 241803 / 07739832975

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About me

I am a UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor and registered with the Professional Standards Authority. I am also an EMDR UK & Europe Accredited Clinical Supervisor and Trauma Consultant.

My aim is to work with you to enable you to deal effectively with the emotional challenges and events that impact on the quality of your life. This is the core of resilience and well-being. In doing this you will improve the quality of your life.

Each person presents with a unique set of characteristics and life experiences. Therefore no single method can satisfy the therapeutic needs of all clients. For this reason I offer Integrative Psychotherapy, utilizing both psychodynamic and humanistic therapeutic approaches, so that each person will receive unique clinical care and the therapeutic process which closely reflects their personality and their individual needs. Where appropriate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and EMDR are offered.

Clients have commented

"Maureen is a warm, caring,and genuine therapist with a positive non- judgemental approach to her clients".

"The work I did with you has made such a profound difference .. Thank you so much"

I am a professional and very experienced psychotherapist/counsellor and supervisor. Anyone facing emotional challenges arising from bullying, trauma, bereavement, developmental, attachment or difficult life experiences can experience, for example: anxiety, negative self beliefs, depression and relationship problems. You can expect to receive a genuine, empathic, person to person therapeutic relationship. Therapy may be long or short term depending on your needs. My specialist area is working with ongoing critical life situations and the aftermath of life traumas, including events that some might consider to be minor traumas e.g. bullying school or home.

I am a member of EMDR Association - UK and Ireland and an EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant/Supervisor. I am therefore able to provide EMDR which has been proven to be an incredibly effective intervention for working with issues deriving from developmental, challenging or traumatic experiences. These experiences often result in, for example, a sense of confusion, depression and anxiety. EMDR is equally effective whether the event is a small or major trauma - what is important is the individual's perception of the experience/s. EMDR is only used when appropriate and when indicated by your presenting problem.  Before EMDR is used the full process is explained to you so that you understand what EMDR is and why this is recommended for you.

EMDR is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Evidence (NICE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) as the treatment of choice for PTSD and related problems caused by particularly challenging life event or life threatening situations. 
As a result of evidence of expertise, experience and recommendation I am also on the list of approved Welfare Consultants for the Police Firearms Officers Association  (PFOA). 

I offer counselling for couples who wish to have a better understanding of the difficulties in their relationship and to resolve those problems which get in the way of sharing a happy relationship.

Your interest in therapy can be discussed on the telephone or by email before making an appointment. In all cases, your first session is a preliminary meeting at which time we will discuss your situation and together we will establish the best way to proceed -  for your benefit.

You will be seen in independent, private premises which offer a warm, confidential, respectful and contained environment. I adhere to the Code of Practice of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists and also that of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

In accordance with ethical and legal requirements for professional practice, I have regular clinical supervision for my clinical work and maintain my professional standards by participating in ongoing Continuing Professional Development.

I am a qualified clinical supervisor and therefore provide clinical supervision for practicing therapists.

I will agree to using SKYPE/ZOOM  as a  method of online communication in certain circumstances.

Training, qualifications & experience

Relevant qualifications:

EMDR Europe Clinical Supervisor/Consultant - Accreditation 2018
MSc Integrative Psychotherapy - UKCP REGISTRATION 1999

EMDR Certificate - 2004
Certificate in Supervision - Individuals, Groups and Teams 2004

Diploma in Counselling - 1993
MA in Education - 1992
Psychiatric Nurse Certificate - 1972
Health Visitor's Diploma - 1974
State Registered Nurse 1971

Following training as a general and psychiatric nurse, I worked in a range of clinical and educational roles at Guy's Hospital - London, in Primary Health Care and then in education.

Experiences as a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist:

  • Service Co-ordinated - An NHS Primary Health Care Counselling Service
  • Lecturer in counselling and manager of The Counselling Service at a College of Further Education
  • Assistant Lecturer in the development of the Foundation Degree in Counselling for the Open University and
  • Director and author of materials (courses, DVDs, presentations) for nationally recognised counselling programmes
  • I continue to manage a very successful private practice.

I have extensive experience supervising individuals and teams and have published professional material and presented workshops. The most recent being on EMDR.

After 8 years as the Director of Qualifications Development for the specialist awarding body for counselling and psychotherapy, I decided to focus on independent therapeutic practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

EMDR UK & Ireland

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Your supervision -

I provide Clinical Supervision for individual practitioners, groups and teams working in counselling, psychotherapy, health or in other supportive and advisory contexts.

As an EMDR Uk & Europe Accredited Consultant, I supervise EMDR trainees towards their practitioner accreditation with the EMDR Association UK and Ireland, requiring additional supervision hours on top of the 10 granted as part of Basic Training. This supervision can be in groups or on an individual basis.

Where appropriate supervision sessions can be conducted via Skype or telephone.

Contact me for information.07739 832 975 and/or go to my website:-               



Normally -  Individual - £55 - £75  depending on length of session and time of day.

Some  £45.00 concessions available on request

All initial sessions are preceded by an email or telephone conversation to discuss the reason for contacting me and to ensure that I am the right person to help you.

Couples counselling     £60  per session

Supervision fees on inquiry.

Further information

Therapy does not have to be long term. You can choose to have short term therapy or just one session if that is what you need.

I offer contact via the use of Skype/Zoom and/or telephone where this is appropriate.

Parking is easy and I do have access for wheelchairs.

Maps & Directions

South Petherton, TA13

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


AM and PM appointments. Concessions available. Telephone and skype/Zoom contact where appropriate. Videos about counselling, psychotherapy and EMDR are on my website.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I have been a  supervisor for 15 years with 20 years of counselling, psychotherapy, service management and teaching experience.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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