Alison Moore

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Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11
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About me

Focused Action for Sustained Transformation, FAST therapy, helping you find focus, action and momentum to achieve the transformation you need.

Solution-Focused therapy

Do you feel overwhelmed? Anxious, stuck, depressed, lost, angry or frustrated?

Are you an Optician? Dentist? Engineer? Farmer? Mum? Teacher? GP? Mechanic? Dad? 

As a person who is busy and overwhelmed

  • when you’re facing challenges and stress
  • when you can’t think straight
  • it can seem impossible to know where to turn to for help

Counselling can help you find relief and support. You don’t have to struggle on your own, feeling isolated and hopeless.

Counselling doesn’t have to be an open-ended series of sessions … when we’re busy, time-poor, need results quickly, traditional counselling may not appeal. 

Or open-ended therapy may not be your preference.

I have developed my FAST Therapy method (FTM) for people like you.

FTM is a one-hour focused session, a blend of coaching-counselling, where you leave with tactics to lose the overwhelm, recover your get-up-and-go and enjoy life again.

You can have one or many FTM, completely up to you.

I have experience in working with a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, stress, grief, trauma, self-esteem and relationship problems.

I live in rural Dorset and have worked with dozens of isolated, busy business owners. Used to solving all their own problems. Until they can’t.

They often turn to me for help as a last resort. And without exception, have all said they wish they’d spoken to me far earlier than they did.

When personal or professional life problems come together it can be difficult to know where to start.

Start with a free 15 minute Discovery Call with me.

I have particular experience of helping busy people, particularly leaders, business owners and solopreneurs who are struggling with their wellbeing due to bereavement and loss, and who do not have the time, energy or preference to commit to ongoing therapy.

I have been delivering FTM for many years to thousands of clients.

And it starts with a free, no obligation Discovery Call.

What is a free Discovery Call?

The free Discovery Call is an initial step toward transformation. During this brief but impactful conversation, we’ll:

  • Identify your unique situation and challenges
  • Find key areas where you’re feeling overwhelmed or stuck
  • Explore how the ‘FAST Therapy method’ format of coaching-counselling session can support you
  • Uncover insights and potential solutions tailored to your needs.

Email me to book your call, or you can go direct to my calendar via the website link above.

I look forward to hearing from you.

And any questions … do get in touch, let me know how I can help you make the first step to losing overwhelm and finding focus, action and momentum!

Contact me now to book your Discovery Call ... I look forward to hearing from you and supporting you on your journey.

Training, qualifications & experience

I’m a counsellor and coach who has helped hundreds of clients gain clarity and perspective on their challenges.

My practical, direct yet compassionate approach to my work results in a blend of psychology and pragmatism that gives positive outcomes in one session.

A Fellow of The Royal Society for Public Health, a Registered Accredited Member of the BACP, and a Professional Member of ACTO,  I also contribute to BBC Radio 5Live and local radio on the subject of Mental Health.

I am an experienced and accredited counsellor with a Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling with Transactional Analysis (TA).

My coaching training and experience preceded this, gained when I worked as a Contract Director in a multinational tech company.

As a Humanistic Counsellor Coach my philosophy is:


 I believe in the inherent goodness and potential of every human being.

  • I respect the autonomy and uniqueness of each client and work with them as an equal partner.
  • I strive to create a safe, warm, and non-judgmental space for the client to explore their feelings and thoughts.
  • I offer empathy, congruence, and unconditional positive regard to the client, which help them find their own answers and solutions.
  • I focus on the client’s present experience and relationship with the world, rather than their past or diagnosis.
  • I help the client discover their values, strengths, and meaning in life, and support them to achieve their goals and fulfil their potential.

This philosophy led me to set up A Good Place, my successful private practice, more than ten years ago on Poundbury, Dorchester … with King Charles as my landlord.

I have always worked online, supporting many clients living abroad, and when Covid Restrictions were in place, I smoothly moved all my work online via Zoom or Teams video, and telephone.

I am currently working solely online.

I have been working as a counsellor for over 14 years, providing support to individuals and groups in various settings, such as schools, charities, the NHS, GP surgeries, workplaces.

I have experience in working with a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, stress, grief, trauma, and relationship problems.

I am a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Public Health, which recognises my more-than 5 years experience, and qualifications, in the support of good public health. I am an Accredited Counsellor which means that I have demonstrated my original training is thorough and of good standard. Every year I demonstrate my competence and have rigorous continuing professional development, checked by my Professional Body.

A few of my additional counselling trainings and interests are:

  •  CBT
  • Critical Incident De-briefing
  • NLP
  • Neuroscience
  • Right Brain training
  • Grief and bereavement support
  • The Artist’s Way

By blending these with my business acumen and training, such as Cranfield School of Management, I developed the Self-Contained session model.

I have delivered many hundreds of hours to many hundreds of clients in their workplace or in my private practice.

With my background in the corporate world, I understand the challenges of being aleader – whether business owner or manager. Where we feel we have to solve every problem, where we can’t have an ‘off-day’. Where our livelihood depends on us being on top form all the time.

Where others’ livelihoods depend on us being on top form all the time.

As a Humanistic practitioner I offer a warm, and non-judgmental space for you to explore your feelings and thoughts, and to find your own answers and solutions.

Based on my experience and training, I will identify what could be a good focus to ease your distress, and I will propose a tactic to do that. I will explain the rationale and the benefits of the tactic and guide you through it step by step.

To find out more, please email, WhatsApp  or telephone me.

And if you’re ready to take the first step to transform your life, book a no-cost Discovery Call here where we can see how we might work together.
Warmly,

Ali

Member organisations

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Full hour session, fee includes session recording or transcript for reference if desired. Payable in advance when booking via my webpage.

When I work

I offer daytime, evening and some weekend sessions. Sessions can be Video call or by phone and you will book direct via my website.

Further information

We can't think change.

I believe too often we try and 'think' change - the only way we can truly make the change we want is by doing something different. Together we can identify what you can do differently and I can support you on your journey.

I want to make working together as easy as possible - from my website you can select the appointment date and time to suit you and make your payment. All in one easy step.

I will confirm your appointment and sending you joining details via email.

And please do email me if you'd like to find out more.

Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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My rooms are up one flight of stairs. With notice I can arrange a wheelchair accessible room

Online platforms

Skype
VSee
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I offer professional supervision to Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Trainees via Zoom, Teams or telephone.

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Alison Moore
Alison Moore