Trish Moore Great Western Counselling and Psycotherapy MBACP

Trish Moore Great Western Counselling and Psycotherapy MBACP

About me

Counselling can be helpful for a number of different life difficulties such as anxiety, depression and family and relationship issues.  Often in life we need to re-think or re-evaluate where we are going or who we are - you do not have to be in crisis for counselling to be of help to you. I aim to support you to be the best possible version of your self.

I become a counsellor around 18 years ago and I have experienced many of the problems a full and busy life can give you. I wantled to support other people in making good life choices and to live happy and fulfilling lives free from difficulties that restrict them.

Becoming a counsellor meant completing many years of training and I completed my first Diploma which was based on Carl Rogers Person Centred approach in 2002.

I continued to study Eric Bern’s Transactional Analysis (TA) which is an easy to understand model of communication based on the idea we can all learn how to understand why we act and think in a certain way when other people are around us. It’s helpful in both professional and personal relationships that feel difficult for some reason and we just can’t seem to fathom out why.

I have also a completed an Integrative Diploma in Counselling which means I use a number of well know approaches in my work. These include the Person Centred approach (PC), Transactional Analysis (TA) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

I also use mindfulness and meditation techniques to help support a person become more aware of the present moment and to relax and enjoy some 'being' time.

I have recently worked in Oxfordshire schools as a counsellor and co-ordinator as well as running my Private Practice (Great Western Counselling and Psychotherapy) which is on the outskirts of Didcot in Oxfordshire.

I have an interest in the difficulties of parents looking after children with additional support needs and how these affect the whole family.

I have also worked for a number of organizations supporting young people and victims of crime as well as mothers experiencing difficult feelings after the birth of a child.

I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psycotherapy) and The National Counselling Society (NCS) and have a full CRB (police) check.

My home is assessable by wheelchair and also has downstairs bathroom facilities for wheelchair users. My counselling room is on the first floor but it is possible to use a ground floor room for sessions if this is required.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications are as follows

  • Certificate in Counselling
  • Diploma in the Facilitation of Personal Development
  • Foundation Year Transactional Analysis
  • Year Two Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
  • Year Three Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling

I have over fifteen years’ experience working with young adults, child and family services as well as victims of crime. Currently I work within schools supporting and counselling the families of service personal.

I myself use mindfulness meditation and teach this as part of my practice for those interested in learning this gentle technique.

I am also trained in peer counselling and personal development and run local and national workshops to support the network.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Bowel disorders (including IBD-IBS)
Family/children's issues
Menopause issues
Pet Death
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Post Natel Depression

Photos & videos

  • Counselling Room


My Fees are £48.00 but are on a sliding scale for those needing financial help. Fees for couples requiring joint sessions are £65.00 and this may be negotiated for those needing financial help also.

Normal cancellation policy applies and this is discussed in the initial session.

Further information

Currently sessions are available both day and some evenings

Parking is possible either on the drive or directly outside my house.

Maps & Directions

Didcot, OX11

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Appointments last for 50 minutes with day and evening available please contact me for available dates and times.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme