Dr Patricia Moran, PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS, MBACP (Bloomsbury, London WC1)

Dr Patricia Moran, PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS, MBACP (Bloomsbury, London WC1)

37-41 Gower Street

07579 814143

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About me

Do you want to achieve a happier and healthier relationship with your weight, your eating, and your body? Maybe you have a difficult relationship with food and want to know how to overcome it. If you want freedom from problem eating and weight issues like overeating, obesity, bingeing, bulimia, or shame about your weight, body or eating habits, then get in touch for a free, no-obligation consultation.

I offer an approach to problem eating and weight issues tailored to your individual needs, aimed at restoring your sense of control, your self-worth and well-being, and weight loss too if that's your goal.

I also specialise in helping people with diabetes. Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes or pre-diabetes, I aim to help you deal with the challenges you face each day, so that you feel more in control.

I provide confidential, one-to-one therapy sessions in Bloomsbury, Central London (WC1). My practice is 4 minutes walk from Goodge St underground station, 8 minutes walk from Tottenham Court Road station, and 10 minutes walk from Warren St, Russell Square, Euston Square and Euston tube stations. Lots of buses stop 2 minutes walk away. I also offer sessions through skype.

I’m an experienced, qualified and registered Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist based in Central London, WC1, specialising in working with eating and weight issues. I also work with people with diabetes or pre-diabetes. My professional registrations include: registered Psychotherapist with the BACP, Associate Fellow and Chartered Member of the BPS, and registered Counselling Psychologist with the HCPC.

What I offer

I’ve spent many years helping clients with concerns around weight, eating, body image, and self-esteem.  I’ve also helped clients in dealing with diabetes. If you struggle with any of these issues, then I can help you to manage better, and get release from the difficult feelings that often accompany them.

Help with weight and eating issues

People get into an unhealthy relationship with food for many reasons – stressful relationships with partners, family or friends, work stress, loneliness, a difficult childhood, dealing with loss, anxiety or depression. Working psychologically with your issues can bring you lots of benefits, including:

  • Overcoming comfort or emotional eating
  • Managing the concerns that lead you to overeat
  • Releasing you from yo-yo dieting and the weight-loss-weight-gain cycle
  • Feeling in control around food
  • Freeing you up from calorie counting and restrictive diets
  • Having a healthier relationship with eating and your body
  • Restoring your self-esteem
  • Finding long-term solutions.

When I work with your weight and eating issues, I help you to make sense of your eating patterns and find healthier ways of dealing with food and the issues that lead you to overeat or struggle with food.  I tailor my approach to fit you personally, freeing you up from restrictive diets, and from the difficult feelings or situations that drive your eating habits.

Help with diabetes

If you’ve just been diagnosed with diabetes, or you’re fed up with managing the highs and lows, the worry and fears, you may find you benefit from therapy through:

  • Gaining confidence in managing your diabetes
  • Relieving fears and worries
  • ‘Accepting’ the diagnosis
  • Managing communication with your healthcare team
  • Developing a healthier lifestyle

When dealing with your diabetes, I explore ways that make living with diabetes more manageable, reducing the stress of coping with diabetes, and help you to find individual solutions that fit with your lifestyle.

Whether you have concerns about your weight and eating, or concerns about your diabetes, or both, take the next step and get in touch.

Get in touch

You can book a free 15 minute telephone consultation to find out more about how I can help you and to help you decide whether you want to book an appointment. When we speak, your call will be treated as private and confidential. You’re under no obligation to book an appointment after this initial free discussion. Get in touch by email or by phone (07579814143).                                                                         

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications & Professional Registrations

  • Counselling Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Associate Fellow of the BPS
  • Integrative Psychotherapist, registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Registered Supervisor on the BPS Register of Applied Psychological Practice Supervisors (RAPPS)
  • PhD Psychology, University of London; MSc Counselling Psychology; Diploma in Life Coaching; BSc Psychology (Hons)

I aim to offer an effective professional service by keeping my knowledge and skills up to date through undertaking regular training and continuing professional development. These include courses in psychological approaches to obesity, CBT for obesity, body-based psychotherapy, working with long-term health conditions, attachment, and affect regulation, and many other similar courses.

I practice according to the professional conduct and ethical codes of the professional organisations that I am registered with: HCPC, BPS, BACP.

Professional experience

I have worked extensively as a psychologist, psychotherapist, and coach across a wide range of contexts, involving charities, the NHS, local authorities, and private practice. I have also carried out psychological research for many years in universities and not-for-profit organisations, and have numerous publications. My clinical work and research focus on obesity, emotional eating, depression and anxiety, childhood neglect and abuse, parenting, attachment, and working with diversity. My additional roles as a consultant research psychologist, author, doctoral trainer and supervisor support my clinical practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Obesity and overweight
  • Emotional/comfort/compulsive eating
  • Weight cycling (weight loss/weight gain dieting cycle)
  • Binge eating
  • Problem relationship with food

Photos & videos

  • My therapy room, 37-41 Gower St, WC1


Initial consultation by phone (15 minutes): Free

All enquiries welcome, and I can usually respond within 24 hours.

Appointments before 5pm: £75, after 5pm: £85.

Maps & Directions

London, WC1E 6HH

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Unfortunately there is no disabled access at the building.

Types of client