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About me

I am a fully qualified and experienced psychotherapist and supervisor offering a warm, thoughtful and professional approach to individual and couples counselling, psychotherapy and supervision. I have extensive skills and experience in working with attachment and relationship issues, shame and self criticism, anger management, bereavement and grief, perfectionism & OCD, anxiety, depression, panic attacks and PTSD among many others.

I have been a practicing therapist since 2005 and have helped hundreds of people to make significant and lasting changes in their lives. Most of my work is with individuals, and I am happy to provide an assessment and talk you through your options. I also have significant experience of working with couples. If you are having a rough patch in your relationship and want a safe space to work through your current difficulties, strengthen your capacity for good effective communication and deepen your capacity for intimacy and independence then contact me for more information or to book an appointment.

I work by exploring both your past and present experiences of your self and others, so that you can be empowered to take charge of your emotions, heal old wounds, rediscover a sense of calm and create more satisfying relationships in the present. I also practice EMDR, a NICE approved therapy intervention which has proven to be successful in the treatment of PTSD and other mental health difficulties.

I am a Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst ( PTSTA) and have a PGCE in Clinical Supervision from the University of Central Lancashire to work with counsellors and therapists to help you grow and develop both personally and professionally in your work.

I became a therapist following my own powerful personal journey of change. As a result of these experiences, I am passionate about the potential of therapy to help us lead more meaningful and emotionally satisfying lives, with greater richness and vitality.

'And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom'
( Anais Nin).

I offer a free 30 minute (or one hour payable at half my normal fee) initial consultation to individuals to help you decide if therapy is the way forward. I charge my full fee for couples.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certified Transactional Analyst
  • EMDR trained
  • Post Grad Certificate in Clinical Supervision (Distinction)
  • Worked as Attachment Therapist with children and young people
  • Training in Couple and Group work
  • PGCE Health Promotion
  • BA (Hons)
  • Common Purpose 1 year Leadership Course
  • Coaching Skills (Accreditation by Relational Dynamics Ltd) Action Learning Set Facilitation Training and Delivery Experience

I am a member of UKCP and UKATA and am bound by their professional codes of conduct and ethical frameworks.
I have over 25 years experience of working with people as practitioner and senior manager in the voluntary and community sector, working with people who self harm, are drug dependent or street homeless. I have been practicing as a therapist since 2005 and have helped hundreds of people to make profound and lasting changes in their lives.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Transactional analysis


Additional information

I offer a free initial consultation where I can tell you if and how I can help and you can decide if I am the right practitioner for you.This is thirty minutes for an individual session. I charge my full fee for couples.

I charge £55 ( rising to £60 in April 2020) and have 2 concessionary places available in my practice at discounted rates. I offer an EMDR package that costs £60.
I am available daytime Monday - Friday.

I offer both short, solution focused and long term therapy to suit your needs.

Gtr Manchester

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I work in an office in my garden so there are no stairs but a garden path you would need to cross.

Jo Moores CTA, PTSTA, UKCP registered

Jo Moores CTA, PTSTA, UKCP registered