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“Don’t struggle alone”

Life can be overwhelming and life can be lonely. Even those of us surrounded by people can feel, at times desperately alone.
We may feel that we cannot share our worries even with those closest to us in order to protect ourselves and those that we love.

Let me help. Counselling is an opportunity to talk openly and honestly about the things in our lives that don’t make sense or that are making us angry, sad or afraid. It may even be possible that you aren’t fully aware of what emotions you are feeling only that something somewhere is wrong or unbalanced. By exploring the thoughts you are experiencing you can discover whether they are helpful or are they holding you back.

Counselling is not a magic cure but it can offer a new perspective on old problems and alternative ways to manage and move forward.

My aim is to offer a safe, welcoming, non-judgmental and confidential environment in which you can be yourself and be heard. Do not underestimate the empowerment that can be gained from really being heard and giving validation to your feelings.

In therapy as in other walks of life, one size does not fit all, I work from a Person Centred Integrative approach where the focus of each session is driven by you. Elements from the three main schools of therapy will be used – Humanistic, Psychodynamic and CBT, these enable us to consider your current state of mind, elements from the past that may have influenced you and the development of coping strategies for the future.

The relationship between you and your therapist is at the very heart of successful therapy, so it’s important that you choose someone who is right for you, someone that you feel you can relate to and can engage with, with this in mind I offer an initial assessment appointment with no expectation to commit further to give you an opportunity to consider whether I am the right therapist for you.

I work with adults (18yrs+) who are experiencing a wide range of issues including but not limited to:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Loss and grief

I have specialist interest and experience in working with:

  • Emotional and physical abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Family and relationship issues.

If I said that Moyra was a friend, that might mean to some that she was unprofessional. But if I said that she was warm, approachable, interested in the ‘whole me’, able to probe and ask the difficult questions and that I left every session feeling lighter, more confident and able to continue building my own resilience, that would be true. And I’d call that a pretty special relationship.

KQ – Apr 2021

The stigma of therapy in the male world is quite high & can sometimes seem rather off putting & as a barrier to a lot of males & young men who would benefit from finding someone to talk too. 

Despite the stigma I found therapy a great way to exorcise some personal demons that had clouded my teenage years & my early 20’s, when I met Moyra in 2019 I was in a very dark place personally with my life in a mess. I found a friend & someone I could confide in with Moyra & as a therapist I found her completely against the norm, each week I came to see Moyra, Moyra gave me a sense of security & a non-judgemental view of how I was feeling. Which I know is what puts a lot of people off is trying to find someone who you can tell your darkest secrets too but Moyra never once made me feel like my problems were invalid & that there are people out there who genuinely care & want to help you become a better version of yourself.

With Moyra’s great therapy sessions I have never looked back, since sharing my emotions & tribulations with Moyra as a therapist I have maintained a good work life & also a good personal life which seemed a million miles away before I met Moyra. 
As the campaign says ‘it’s ok not to be ok’.

A word of advice from me is find someone to talk too, use the network that is available provided by the NHS & privately, people do care & people what to help you turn things around & it’s never too late to start. Life is full of wonderful things once you know where to look & it starts with finding it in yourself.

Sam M – Jul 2019