Dr Sally Moore
How therapy can help
During our lives most of us face difficult times and situations where the usual strategies we use to cope or manage don’t work the way they once used to. At these times, it can help to explore the difficulties with a supportive and experienced therapist, with a view to identifying and working towards meaningful changes. I work towards enabling individuals to maximise and draw on their internal resources to better understand their difficulties and to feel empowered and in control of their lives.
I am a registered Counselling Psychologist registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and BPS (British Psychological Society). I completed my doctorate at City, University of London. I am a registered Cognitive Behavioural Therapist; having completed my training at Royal Holloway, University of London. I am also a qualified Interpersonal Therapist (IPT Therapist). I have an NHS role in adult mental health.
My therapeutic approach
As a practitioner, I essentially approach my work from a person-centred perspective; which means first and foremost acknowledging a person’s humanity and recognising their own innate strengths. As a Counselling Psychologist I have been trained to work with a wide variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches that include cognitive behaviour therapy, solution-focused therapy, psychodynamic therapy, interpersonal therapy and person centred therapy.
In practice, it is often most helpful to work in an integrated way, which means tailoring an approach for you from across the broad range of therapeutic approaches available, that best explains and fits your own particular needs.
Therapy is a shared process, which means we both work together on the challenges you are facing. Change is not easy and involves perseverance and I will consistently work hard to support you throughout this process and help you to identify and draw on your strengths.
What to expect in your first session
I understand that each person responds differently to their difficulties, and we would explore together what you might hope to gain from therapy and agree the most helpful ways of meeting your goals. I provide a safe, containing and confidential listening space where you can explore and express your feelings and the things you are hoping to change.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training and qualifications
As a Registered Counselling Psychologist, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist & Interpersonal Therapist I have completed extensive and rigorous training in psychological counselling and therapy. I am a member of the British Psychological Society and have nearly 20 years of clinical experience working with adults and children with a wide range of issues.
I have nearly 20 years of broad experience of working therapeutically with of a wide variety of people of all ages. I have gained clinical experience through work within primary care, secondary care and CAMHS within the NHS and within the private and charitable sectors.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Free 20 minute initial consultation by phone
£90 per 50 minute phone session (I will call you)
£100 per 50 minute video call session through Zoom, Skype or VSee
£100 per 50 minute session through private insurance companies
I am able to offer a small number of reduced rate sessions at present to those financially affected by covid-19. Please email me to enquire about availability.
Self-funding your treatment: payment can be made by an electronic transfer (BACS payment via online or telephone banking). Details of this will be provided at the time of booking your first session.
It may be possible to use your private health insurance to cover the cost or part of the cost of your appointments.
Evenings and Saturday mornings
Arranging a consultation
If you would like to contact me please message me in the first instance. I am happy to arrange to call you for a free informal 20 minute chat before you decide to book a consultation.
Type of therapies offered
I offer both short-term and long-term therapy.
Format of therapy
Owing to the Coronavirus pandemic, at present I am able to offer either online sessions (using Zoom, Skype or VSee) or telephone sessions.