Aretha Moore - BACP Registered, (MBACP) & ACC Registered
I am an integrative therapist that qualified in 2008 and I’ve worked with a wide range of clients with diverse presenting issues. I also have 9 years experience of working with adults presenting with historic, childhood sexual abuse. I am fully insured and have regular supervision.
I have a passion to help those who feel defeated, but haven't quite learnt the tools to overcome.
Not everybody is the same and therefore each person is treated as a unique individual using a variety of modalities. These will be tailored to suit you according to your needs.
The working alliance (counselling relationship) is very important to me as this is key in helping to achieve your goals. I therefore initially use the Person Centred approach to create a safe, non-judgemental, contained, therapeutic space for you and will work at your pace. I then combine this with other modalities.
The modalities that I use are Person Centred, Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic, Gestalt and Solution Focused.
I provide help if you are suffering with, but not limited to the list below:
- Lack of confidence and low self-esteem
- Relationship issues
- Stress related and social problems
- Abuse emotional, childhood and sexual
- Child related issues
- Grief and bereavement
- Anxiety and depression
- Fears, phobias and anger related issues
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an Advanced Diploma in Parks Inner Child Therapy (Dip. PICT), a Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling and a BACP Accredited Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling.
Other qualifications consist of Certificates in Couples Therapy, Grief, Bereavement & Loss, Working with Children and Young People, Play Therapy and Complex Trauma, PTSD & Dissociation to name but a few.
I have experience of providing both short term (6 - 12 weeks) and long term therapy, as I have worked within the NHS IAPT service and I also provide counselling for a charity that specialises in trauma and childhood sexual abuse. I have experience of working with young people as I provide counselling in a secondary school and I am listed as a Couple's Therapist with the Prepare / Enrich organisation and as a Parks Inner Child Therapist on the Penny Parks website.
I am a registered member of both the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Association Of Christian Counsellors (ACC).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
My fees are £60 per session for individuals and £70 per session for couples. Each session lasts for 50 mins. Concessions may be available for those on low incomes.
How I Work
After an initial assessment to determine which therapy process is suitable for you, we will work together in a partnership. At times homework may be given, simply to enhance the process and therefore reduce the time and money spent in therapy.
As a registered member of the ACC and BACP, I ensure that I abide by their Ethical Frameworks.
I look forward to working with you to help you achieve a new sense of life!
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings
Types of client