Shirley Moore

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MSc, Dip.Int.Psych, UKCP reg., MBACP
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Brighton BN1 & Maidstone ME14
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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, internal family systems (IFS) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) as well as the neuroscience of human motivation, stress management and change.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA

When I work

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New Road Psychotherapy Centre, 28 New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UG

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

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Shirley Moore
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