Tim Moss - Psychotherapist registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council
As well as having my own private practice in Sowerby Bridge, Halifax I am a Lead Psychological Therapist working with adults in the psychotherapy department of Bradford District Care NHS Trust. I am an Associate Psychotherapist at The Orchard Therapy Centre in Horsforth, Leeds. I also have a background in University Higher Education, in which I was a senior lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance.
Both the Sowerby Bridge and Horsforth practices are a 10 minute walk from their nearest train stations and both have ample free parking.
What to Expect
When you contact me we will talk on the phone, or communicate via email to clarify things a wee bit, and then arrange a time for an initial consultation of one hour, in either Halifax or Leeds. We will use that time to talk about what brings you to be looking for help and to explore how we would work together. You might want to go away and think about what we have talked and thought about, before deciding whether or not you want to proceed. If you decide to work with me then subsequent appointments would be for 50 minutes.
I work in a way that is described as psychoanalytic or psychodynamic. Sometimes, when something feels very painful we might find ourselves trying to ignore it. Often we understand and know this is what we are doing, but when we don't we might bury these feelings so deeply that we lose sight of them. These past experiences and feelings, of which we might not be conscious, can continue to affect our present behaviour. I provide a therapeutic environment which helps us to discover and talk about how you think and feel and to understand what might be causing you to have difficulty in the present.
As an analytical therapist I will be closely tuned in and empathic, but you may find me more neutral than you might have expected, keeping my personal feelings and reactions private. As well as giving you a chance to unburden yourself, I will also be trying to pick up hidden patterns and meanings in what you are saying and will be interested in the way you are relating to me, and how this links with other, perhaps problematic relationships in your life.
I offer Psychotherapy and Counselling for Adults. I work with people experiencing many types of difficulty including
• Trauma and the consequences of sexual and physical abuse and maltreatment
• Grief and loss
• Behavioural difficulties
• Relationship problems
• Developmental needs
• Emotional difficulties
• Boarding School syndrome
This list is not exhaustive and my approach is to think with you about the difficulties you are experiencing, to help you to gain insight and understanding and to enable change.
How Analytic Psychotherapy might help you
The therapeutic process offered in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy allows patients to understand and to alleviate their difficulties through a deepening awareness of their interior world and how its associated thoughts, feelings and resulting actions have an influence on present and past relationships. It helps patients with problematic psychological distress and disorder but is also of great benefit to those who feel lost in their lives and who are looking for a more fulfilled existence. It is not primarily an educational or intellectual therapy rooted in the past but rather a lively working through in the present of often unconscious emotional and relationship difficulties. The relationship with the therapist is a crucial element in the therapy. The therapist offers a confidential and private setting which facilitates a process where unconscious patterns of the patient's inner world become reflected in the patient's relationship with the therapist, which is part of what is termed the transference.
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy focusses on deep-seated personal change and character/emotional development. For further information about psychoanalytic psychotherapy go to the BPC website: https://www.bpc.org.uk/about-psychotherapy/what-psychotherapy
A recent long-term Tavistock study on adult depression treated by once weekly psychoanalytic psychotherapy provided clear evidence of its lasting benefits for years after the end of the therapy. If you would like to read the paper on this go to https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/wps.20267
Training, qualifications & experience
- Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council, Registration no.19267 https://www.bpc.org.uk/find-a-therapist/therapist/19267
- Member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists
- Qualifying Course in Inter-cultural Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust
- M.Dip Foundations of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- MA in Creative Writing, Sheffield Hallam
- BA (Hons) Drama and English, UEA
- PGCE, University of Huddersfield
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Boarding School Syndrome
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My rates usually are between £45 and £60 for a consultation or a psychotherapy session depending upon location and the frequency and length of therapy. I see people for as long as a number of years or for as few as twelve sessions, either once or twice a week: at an initial consultation we would think together about your needs and circumstances. If you are the person funding your sessions I usually ask for payment each month by cash, cheque or bank transfer. We would meet on the same day and at the same time each week. Once we start therapy if you do not attend the session the fee is still payable, although if I can arrange an alternative time for your appointment in that week I will do so.
I see people in my private practice in Sowerby Bridge, Halifax and at The Orchard Therapy Centre in Horsforth, Leeds. At the moment (Autumn 2019) I have limited space in Halifax on a Thursday but no space in Leeds. This situation changes so it's always worth enquiring and I do have a small waiting list.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Autumn '19: currently I have no psychotherapy places available but anticipate having some space in Halifax in January 2020. It's worth checking each month and I do hold a small waiting list.
Types of client