Dr Tal Moore


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About me

I am a chartered Clinical Psychologist with extensive clinical experience across settings and client groups. I work with individuals, couples and families where there is a willingness to overcome difficulties and make positive life change.

My therapeutic approach is client-centred and compassion-focused. As a Clinical Psychologist I use the best available clinical evidence and employ a range of therapy modalities to tailor the intervention to the client. My therapeutic approaches of choice include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), “third-wave” Cognitive approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT) as well as trauma-focused approaches, in particular Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Getting therapy can feel like a big decision. Upon meeting new clients for the first time, my aim is for you to feel comfortable and safe. Central to my approach is the importance of openness, curiosity and collaboration, as they ultimately guide us in developing a shared understanding of each client’s unique situation and the issues at hand.

It is well known from both clinical experience and research that stress and difficult life events can affect our emotions and our sense of self. I am passionate about working with individuals wishing to move away from the effects of painful experiences towards a more desired life. One of my areas of expertise in this context and in my current NHS role, is working therapeutically with women and families where there are psychological difficulties during pregnancy, the birth and the early years. I have additional experience working with young adolescents through to older adults, on issues including low mood and depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, emotional difficulties and ongoing problems with relationships.

I am an EMDR practitioner and an EMDR consultant-supervisor in training. EMDR is a powerful therapy for the treatment of traumatic experiences and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It can be used alongside other psychological treatments to help with other problems as well. I offer EMDR therapy for clients with a range of difficulties as well as EMDR supervision for clinicians who are learning to use this approach in their own practice. To find out more on EMDR see the following webpage

Getting started
Seeing a psychologist for the first time may initially feel stressful or worrying. For this reason, when you initially make contact we can have a telephone conversation to discuss your reasons for seeking therapy. This is also an opportunity for you to ask me any questions you may have and for us both to discuss your preferences together. If you wish to proceed, we can then schedule an initial face-to-face assessment to begin the therapy process.

The therapy
In our first few meetings we will spend time identifying your aims for the therapy - what would you like to learn? What would you like to do different? We may use questionnaires in order to have an objective assessment of the problem at starting point. We will also, in these early sessions, agree on a therapy plan: which therapy approach we will be using, for how long, and how often sessions will take place.

Throughout our mutual work, I will aim to help you to gain a better understanding of your difficulties. We will be working together to help you identify and learn new skills and techniques to enable you to live better in the present and to continue to maintain these gains in the future. We will likely re-take some of the questionnaires we used at assessment, to capture change and the benefits of the therapy.

Areas of interest

Trauma; PTSD; Depression; low mood; Anxiety; Perinatal / maternal mental health; Family therapy; couples therapy; young people's mental health; OCD; Chronic pain; Medically Unexplained conditions; Tinnitus.

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