Shirley Moore MSc, Dip.Int.Psych, UKCP reg., MBACP

Shirley Moore MSc, Dip.Int.Psych, UKCP reg., MBACP

Kent Counselling & Psychotherapy Service
Maidstone Community Support Centre
Marsham Street
ME14 1HH

New Road Psychotherapy Centre
28 New Road

07471 735893

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About me

I am an Integrative Psychotherapist, which means that rather than being guided by only one approach, I build my work around each of my clients as the unique people they are.

I believe that each of us already has the answers. It’s just that sometimes we need a helping hand to unearth them and appreciate our own wisdom and creativity. I work with individuals both short and long term, offering a safe, warm and confidential environment in which to explore their experience with interest and compassion

My work broadly falls into 3 categories:

Memory: When events, relationships or unfinished business from the past continue to dominate your present life in unhelpful ways. Sometimes distressing ‘symptoms’ such as anxiety and depression can be the result of our creativity in finding ways to avoid the emotional impact of difficult experiences from our past. Or you might recognise that your relationships keep following the same pattern and you want it to be different.

Mystery: You may be struggling to come to terms with something or have a less well formed sense of wanting to feel happier, calmer or that you are not fully yourself but without knowing how or why.

Mastery: To help you manage your stress, increase your coping strategies, recognise your needs and regulate your emotions. This can enable you to be better able to cope with your circumstances, or be in an improved frame of mind to decide what changes you need to make and how to make them.

Of course real people rarely fit into such neat boxes and so these labels are mainly a guide to help us both think about your goals. You might well want or need a blend of approaches.

I have particular experience and interest in:

  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks and phobias
  • Depression
  • Disordered eating
  • Relationship difficulties

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from the Metanoia Institute and an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy from Middlesex University, as well as a Certificate in Coaching from The Relational Academy. I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), whose ethical codes and frameworks I abide by.

I draw on a range of psychotherapeutic approaches, including coherence therapy, gestalt, sensorimotor therapy, mindfulness, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) as well as the neuroscience of human motivation, stress management and change.

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£50 per 50 minute session.

I am on the list of recognised providers for both AXAPPP and Aviva healthcare.

Maps & Directions

Maidstone, ME14 1HH
Brighton, BN1 1UG

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: Yes

Wheelchair-accessible in Maidstone only


  • Weekdays 8am to 7pm

Types of client

Older adults