Dr Manus Moynihan; BA, MA, PGDip, DClinpsy, registered with HCPC

Dr Manus Moynihan; BA, MA, PGDip, DClinpsy, registered with HCPC

23A Spring Gardens
West Molesey

The Space
12B St Marys Road
W5 5ES

01420 540220

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23A Spring Gardens
West Molesey

The Space
12B St Marys Road
W5 5ES

01420 540220

About me


I understand that looking for a therapist can feel bit overwhelming and confusing. I hope the information below will help to answer some of your questions but if you would like to know more, please contact me in confidence via our team at Avenue Therapies by email (therapy@avenuetherapies.com) or phone (01420540220).

About me

The first thing to say is that I am a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). As a Clinical Psychologist I am trained to doctoral level to deliver researched and evidence-based therapy from a variety of therapeutic ‘models’. This allows me to tailor therapy to your individual needs by selecting aspects of therapy models that will be most helpful to you. If you want to find out more, I have written a little about how a Clinical Psychologist is different from a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Psychiatrist below.

People look into therapy for a variety of reasons including psychological, emotional, personal or relational difficulties. I am passionate about understanding each person as an individual and tailoring therapy to their unique needs. I have trained in a breadth of psychological models which allows me to adapt therapy appropriately by selecting the aspects that will be most helpful to you. I have written more about the psychological models I work with below.

I value the role of the therapeutic relationship in enabling, mobilising and empowering people to move towards their full potential. The therapeutic relationship offers a collaborative space to explore and understand current difficulties from which change and new ways of being can grow. My intention as a therapist is to facilitate understanding and change that will ultimately enable the client to leave the therapeutic relationship and continue on their journey through life in their valued direction.

I am also part of Avenue Therapies, a community practice of highly experienced and qualified Psychologists and Psychological Therapists. We offer clinics over a variety of locations. For more details please visit http://www.avenuetherapies.com/contact. Many of the team have attended advanced level training and have particular specialisms so, although I may not be an expert in the area you would like support with, it is likely someone within our team is. We offer a variety of different therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Schema Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy and Systemic approaches. Was also have Occupational Therapy services and close links to local Psychiatric colleagues. All of the team at Avenue Therapies work in accordance with the guidance set by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

My Experience

I have worked in the NHS and voluntary sector for over fifteen years across a number of settings including adult mental health, CAMHS, physical health and disability services. In this time I worked therapeutically with children, young adults, adults, couples and families. I have experience helping people manage a range of specific issues like anxiety, depression and phobias/OCD. However, I also support people with relationship difficulties, concerns with stress, trauma, worry, low mood, adjustment to illness and bereavement, and life stage transitions.

My experience extends to providing supervision, consultation, and training to individuals, organisations, and schools.

My Values

I place a huge emphasis on creating a safe space where people can share and explore their experiences. In taking care to ensure clients feel supported, the work will always precede using models and practices in line with your values. This flexible and collaborative stance is so important therapeutically, as it is where I consistently see people make the most sense of the challenges they face. I think it also important to balance these challenges, with a reminding of people’s strengths and resources which are often hidden behind stories of "stuck-ness" and distress.

Models I work with

I have been trained in a number of psychotherapy models which I can I use either discreetly or integratively depending on the needs and preferences of the person or family. In this way, sessions can draw on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness and Compassion focused approaches, as well as Psychodynamically informed interventions. I have also received additional training in Systemic and Family therapy and can work systemically with individuals, families and organisations.

What to expect from your therapy sessions

I currently offer therapy sessions on a Saturday morning.

The first session is the assessment and will be slightly longer than a normal session at 90 minutes. This is to give enough time to explore what you have come to therapy for, what you have tried in the past, what helped and what didn't help. At the end of this session, I will try and make some recommendations around what may be most helpful for you. Following our meeting, I'll summarise our conversation in a letter which I will email to you.

After the assessment session, the sessions will be 55 minutes. Each person I work with is very different so it is difficult to predict how many sessions will be needed. From a personal therapeutic perspective, my aim is only to work with a person for as long as it is helpful and to empower the person to leave therapy with the skills they need.

How is a Clinical Psychologist different?

Clinical Psychologists train to a doctoral level in a range of therapeutic models which allows them to tailor therapy. Formulation is a particular skill of Clinical Psychologists for making sense of individual difficulties and needs and tailoring therapy from different models to the person. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are also qualified therapeutic practitioners but are generally trained in one therapeutic model and not to doctoral level. Psychiatrists are also doctors but they work with people experiencing mental health difficulties using medications to help manage these difficulties rather than talking therapies.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications

MA Systemic Psychotherapy – Tavistock and Essex University, 2019

Supervisors training - North Thames Training group, 2017

Motivational Interviewing, Tavistock, 2017

Systemic approaches to working with individuals, families and organisations (PGDip) – Tavistock and UEL, 2017

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - University of East London, 2015

Development of psychoanalytic theory (PC4) – Tavistock, 2015

MSc Neuropsychology – University of Bristol, 2010

H Dip Psychology – UCD, Ireland, 2009

MA History – NUIM, Ireland, 2002

BA Theology and History – St Patricks University Maynooth, Ireland, 2000

Membership of Professional Bodies

Chartered member of the BPS (CPsychol) and member of the DCP (Division of Clinical Psychology).

HCPC – registration number PYL32259

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited



We provide a bespoke service that is designed to meet the needs of you, the individual, our charges vary depending on the nature of the assessment and any subsequent treatment. For a 90 minute therapy assessment fees range from £120 to £180.  Individual sessions range from £100 to £120 and are usually 50 minutes with time for admin at the end of the appointment. Some of our therapist do offer concessions. We are always happy to discuss costs with you and are committed to try to make Clinical Psychology and psychological therapy as accessible as possible.

Please get in touch with us if you would like to find out more either by email (therapy@avenuetherapies.com) or phone (01420540220) via the professional and discrete team at Avenue Therapies.

Further information

I offer sessions on a Saturday morning close to Ealing Broadway train station. It is an easy walk and accessible. Please do get in touch if you have any further questions.

As I mentioned above, I work as part of a larger practice called Avenue Therapies. This is great as we have a range of therapists to suit many different difficulties and can often be more flexible to when you want to be seen.

We also offer Asperger / Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) assessment, diagnosis and support (http://www.avenuetherapies.com/autism-assessment) and Occupational Therapy (http://www.avenuetherapies.com/occupational-therapy).

Maps & Directions

West Molesey, KT8 2JA
London, W5 5ES

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I offer therapy sessions near to Ealing Broadway train station.

Types of client

Young people