Thomas Moore

“We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.”

 

About Me

My Professional Journey

 

My private practice is in its thirteenth year and has been the most enlivening work context I have experienced. It is enormously rewarding to offer the opportunity for others to engage in meaningful personal exploration while finding pathways to bring goals to fruition.

 

Recent years have seen the expansion of my practice into beautiful space in Prahran, where safety and creativity are privileged. *Over the past few months, I have been offering Telehealth sessions whilst we collectively navigate safety and connection during the pandemic. These online sessions are working well.* 

Equipped with my original training and solid grounding in clinical psychology, I have immersed myself in relational, experiential and arts based approaches to psychotherapy over the past 15 years. I have woven together the diverse threads of my training and clinical experience with delicate and dedicated care, arriving at an approach that has solidity and depth.

My Values

It is of great importance to me to create emotional safety for the people with whom I work. I value curiosity and openness; supporting others to express themselves without needing to hold back through fear of judgement or overwhelm.

Across the community sector, psychiatry settings, and private practice, both with individuals and groups, I have considerable experience responding to the impacts of trauma and early relationship difficulty. I hold skills in carefully navigating through these complex past experiences, maintaining an empathic and hopeful outlook, and being prepared to go the distance. 

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About Therapy

Creativity & Collaboration

Whatever it is that brings you to therapy, I will collaborate with you sensitively and attentively so that we can move towards deeper understanding of what really matters to you. Through this intricate and attuned process, we can discover what you need in order to experience relief and a greater sense of how to move forward. I won’t advise, or consider myself to know more than you do. We may both be uncertain at times as we move through to a clearer view of what you need, right now, to live fully with a sense of meaning and connection.


From my perspective, therapy is a time to openly explore your thoughts and feelings while receiving empathy, respect and skilled listening. Creative arts techniques may be offered in addition to talking, providing gentle and surprising ways to discover and shift perspective.

A Relational Approach

My approach places emphasis on enabling people to build and maintain supportive and enriching relationships in all areas of their lives. Holding an understanding of the impact of childhood relationships, I offer an opportunity to reflect on how early patterns of relating may be continuing into the present. I am committed to empowering my clients to make flexible choices through greater understanding of themselves and their relationships.

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 Services

People who see me may be experiencing

  • Anxiety, worry or uncertainty

  • Depressed mood, limited energy or low self-esteem

  • Difficulty managing intense or overwhelming emotions

  • Lack of life direction or meaning

  • Trouble making sense of the past, or moving on from difficult experiences

  • Life transitions

  • Relationship or family concerns

  • Repeated challenges in relationships over time

  • Loss or significant change

  • Physical pain or illness

Individual therapy

Group therapy

Supervision

 

Making contact

In preparation for making a first appointment, I invite you to make contact with me.

 

This will allow us to begin a discussion about your needs and the potential for us to work together. 

It is often useful to send an email outlining your thoughts about how therapy might assist you right now. 

CURRENT UPDATE

At the moment, there is a waiting list for new clients

Most sessions are online or via telephone for the moment whilst we collectively respond to COVID-19

 
 

Address

6 Cecil Place
Prahran  3181

Contact

phone: 0413 874 330

fax: (03) 6145 0041

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