Rita Moran BA(Hons), Dip Couns MBACP
I provide a confidential and professional counselling service. If you are currently experiencing difficulties in your personal or work life and notice these issues are effecting your physical and emotional well being then perhaps the time has come to talk to someone. I believe in the importance of the counselling relationship so will do my best to provide a safe and nourishing environment to give you the space and support to help identify areas you are finding difficulty with. I have many years experience and have worked with a wide variety of issues for example: - addictions, anger, anxiety, gender identity, loneliness, phobias. You may be feeling depressed and would like to look at yourself and your worries to enable you to gain a greater understanding about what is happening for you.
In my experience when we are being listened to and understood, it helps us to develop a better understanding of ourselves and our relationships with others. Counselling may give you the opportunity to discover new healthier ways of coping and letting go of past experiences and allowing you to move forward with your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained with the Metanoia Institute. Metanoia is committed to exceedingly high standards of training and practice for counsellors.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, (BACP) and adhere to its Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I am also a member of the BAPCA (British Association for the Person-Centred Approach).
I have a first class honours degree in Person-Centred Counselling and a post-qualification diploma in Adolescent and School Counselling. I also participated in the Align Project counselling research on evaluating Person-Centred counselling in schools and currently counsel in a six form college and schools.
In addition, I hold a practising certificate in addictions and eating disorders. I also hold a practising certificate in CBT as I find CBT can be helpful when dealing with anxiety and phobias. Having trained as a bereavement counsellor at Caris Bereavement Service, I am also interested in cross-cultural counselling and particularly the effects of bereavement on men.
I have experience of working in GP practices and run a private practice at the Angel and Hadley Wood.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. 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
Irish immigrants, men and bereavement, phobias,
During current crisis I am offering reduced fee and donations. Online/Skype available
My standard fee is £50 per 50 minute session. I offer concessions for students and those with financial difficulties. I offer daytime or evening appointments.
Transport: 8 minutes walk from Hadley Wood train Station - (trains run from Finsbury Park and Old Street)
I treat all information with the utmost confidentiality. However, should I believe that you may harm yourself, others, or that a child is at risk, I reserve the right to inform outside agencies, but would not do so, wherever possible, without fully discussing this with you first.
I choose to work as a Person Centred therapist as I feel this type of therapy deals with the person as a whole. The person centred approach also facilitates the client's growth and development. I endeavour to support my clients at a pace at which they find most comfortable. I also offer time limited counselling.
To faciliate my own development, I have regular supervision and also therapy.