Joe Moran is a UKCP registered Psychotherapist working in private practice for the past 15 years. He practices at HQ Therapy Consulting Rooms in Haggerston, East London offering short to long-term counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples focused on each client or couple's particular needs and goals. Joe works with a varied client group from a range of social, cultural and professional backgrounds.
Joe is experienced in working with issues related to depression, anxiety, relationships, family, employment, career and personal finance, life crisis and life changes, loss and bereavement, sexuality and sexual identity, addictions and spiritual concerns. In his work, Joe uses an 'integrative' approach, drawing upon humanist, psychodynamic, existential and transpersonal approaches in which he trained. Joe also works extensively with those working in the arts and the creative and cultural industries.
Joe views counselling and psychotherapy offers a supportive and dynamic space for reflection and self-inquiry: a catalyst to stimulate change and growth; an opportunity to consciously address habitual patterns that limit us; a challenge to identify what we want and what we need; and a resource from which to realise goals in our daily lives. Counselling will tend to be shorter term concerned with tackling a specific issue or set of concerns, with psychotherapy offering a broader, holistic approach addressing more deep-seated issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
Joe trained at the Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) in West London. He holds a Masters degree, Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, as well as a Post-Certification Diploma in Couple Therapy. Joe is a registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Joe has worked in private practice at CCPE psychotherapy clinic (2002-10) and Bloomsbury Therapy Centre (2010-13) and Terapia Consultancy (2013-18). He moved the HQ Therapy Consulting Rooms in 2018 as his practice has expanded.
Joe has worked professionally with adolescents in acute psychiatric settings and, whilst training, undertook a psychiatric attachment at Wonford House Hospital and was a Volunteer Counsellor at the Caravan Counselling Service in Piccadilly (2000-02).
Registered / Accredited
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Relationships and family; employment, career and personal finance; life crisis and life changes.
Individuals: £75-90 (per 50-minute session)
Couples: £85-100 (per 50-minute session)
Currently working online via Zoom.
An initial session is an opportunity to explore the concerns that are bringing one to seek counselling or psychotherapy, what an appropriate timeframe may be, how counselling or therapy might proceed and a chance to see whether the therapist and client will work well together.
Should an initial session not to lead to working together, referrals to other counsellors and therapists may be offered.
For couples, the first session will culminate in an offer to the couple to go away and think if it feels right for them or the offer of a six-twelve week initial contract. At six or twelve weeks, there will be a review to consider completing at that stage or continuing on.