Dr Phil Moss
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I have had 30 years experience as a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS, occupational health, university lecturing and private practice. I'm available for consultations, assessment and psychological therapy for a wide range of psychological and emotional wellbeing issues for adults.
My aim is to help you to achieve the best possible resolution and recovery from your difficulties, via careful assessment and individually-tailored psychological therapy.
Discuss your needs with me and I will do my best to help.
I'll look forward to hearing from you.
Dr Phil Moss
Training, qualifications & experience
Dr Phil Moss is a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He is registered with the Health and Social Care Professions Council and has been a qualified Clinical Psychologist since 1991. He is a member of the British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy (BABCP).
I started my psychology career in the NHS in 1987 and have helped many people since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in 1991. My main therapeutic approach is cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) which has been recognised as being effective by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) for a wide range of emotional and psychological problems. In addition, I use and integrate other therapeutic approaches such as dialiectical behaviour therapy, mindfulness, cognitive analytical therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, positive psychology and compassion-focused approaches, in order to tailor therapy to specific needs.
I have considerable experience in the full range of mental health issues in adults, but have also worked in pain management, disability, and in forensic mental health, in many different contexts. In addition to my private practice, I have previously worked in the NHS with ex-armed services veterans with mental health and adjustment difficulties, and also with adults with severe and enduring mental health issues in an inpatient setting.
I currently work as a specialist Psychologist and mental health advisor in Occupational Health for a national organisation.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My clinical experience has been very varied and extensive, covering adult mental health in all settings but also:
- Coping with long-term health conditions (such as pain) and physical disability
- Forensic mental health / offending / expert witness / Court reports
- Ex-armed forces and veterans - emotional well-being, transition to civilian life, combat experiences and PTSD
- NHS management and organisational approaches
- Visiting lecturer at several Universities
- Pre-screening / assessment prior to cosmetic surgery
- Occupational Health
- Media work
In addition to cognitive behavioural approaches (CBT), I also use aspects of dialectical behaviour therapy, cognitive analytical therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, solution-focused and compassion-focused approaches. Your therapy is tailored to your needs based on what is known to work in the research evidence-base and Natonal Institute for Clinical Evidence (NICE) guidelines. If you have any questions about the kinds of therapy used, please feel free to contact me.
What should I expect?
An initial assessment appointment (60 minutes) costs £135.00 and subsequent therapy sessions are for 50 minutes, at a cost of £110.00 if self funded. My fees reflect my qualifications, training, clinical experience and expertise, and professional regulation. All major debit and credit cards are accepted.
Initially, a thorough discussion and assessment of your difficulties in a confidential setting is provided. During this consultation, you will discuss a psychological understanding of your difficulties and, if appropriate, you can plan out with Dr Moss how therapy can help and how many sessions this will require. If you want just one or two sessions to discuss understanding your situation better and receiving some initial advice, that's absolutely fine.
Any therapy is tailored to you and you will have a clear plan for how many sessions are recommended and how much this will cost. This will be reviewed with you at regular intervals.
Phone or video call (Skype) sessions are also available. Please contact me for details.
Some private health insurers are accepted (e.g Cigna, Aviva, and WPA).
Different rates apply if you are using private health insurance due to the additional administration required. Employee assistance programmes can also refer you to me. Please phone or email for details.
Sessions are typically arranged weekly or fortnightly at times to suit you.
It is normally good practice for your Clinical Psychologist to write you a brief summary of your assessment and planned therapy, primarily to inform your GP. If you are funding your assessment or therapy yourself, however, you have a choice about whether to receive this summary and who you would or would not like it to be sent to. Summary of assessment and update reports of this kind are included in the session costs and no additional charges apply.
If you need a psychological report for a specific purpose, such as a Court or a tribunal, this would need to be discussed and additional charges would apply.
Mostly Thursdays and Fridays; daytime and evening appointments available
Full details can be found on my website: http://www.thamesvalleypsychology.com
Available on mostly on Thursday and Fridays; daytime and evenings (earliest appointment 11:30 am and latest appointment 7:00 pm).
Appointments available at my private offices in:
Caversham, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 8JB
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS AT PRESENT ALL MY APPOINTMENTS ARE ONLINE VIA VIDEO-CONFERENCING (E.G. SKYPE OR ZOOM) UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE