Shirley Moore MSc, Dip.Int.Psych, UKCP reg., MBACP
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
- Panic attacks and phobias
- 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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive therapy
- Existential therapy
£50 per 50 minute session.
I also offer the initial session for £25 so that we can explore what you hope to achieve from therapy or coaching and whether we might work together.
I am on the list of recognised providers for both AXAPPP and Aviva healthcare.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays 8am to 7pm
Types of client