My office is in Wells. (See Directions page). My hours are 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
I have been working as a cognitive therapist since 1985 and have been accredited continuously since 1994. I worked in the NHS from 1977 to 2021 in Hertfordshire, Cambridge, London and Somerset.
I qualified as a registered general nurse (RGN) in 1980 having trained at the Lister Hospital, Stevenage. On qualifying, I worked as a general staff nurse in various acute settings in the NHS including Coronary Care, GU Medicine and A&E departments at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, and in London.
I qualified as a registered mental health nurse (RMN) at Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge in 1986. I then worked in acute in and out patient settings beginning working as a cognitive therapist in 1987. I have also worked in the private sector as an independent cognitive therapist since 1997 initially in Cambridge and now in Somerset.
I have also held various senior nurse and cognitive psychotherapist posts in the NHS, in a broad range of clinical settings.
I have undertaken various cognitive therapy courses including the excellent Oxford course (OCTC) based at the Warneford Hospital, Oxford (Oxford University) in 1994. My degree is in Health Studies.
I completed my EMDR training in October 2020.
Every therapist requires clinical supervision from qualified peers to maintain high standards and safe, professional practice. I provide supervision to peers and receive regular supervision from an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist.
Every therapist also needs updating. I attend seminars and workshops regularly. I have received training and supervision from many well known, highly respected therapists including Prof A.T.Beck, Prof Paul Salkovskis, Prof David Clark, Dr David Veale, Dr Melanie Fennell, Dr Ann Hackman, Dr Gillian Butler, Prof Adrian Wells, Prof Christopher Fairburn, Dr Helen Kennerley, Dr James Bennett-Levy, Prof Roz Shafran, Dr Geoff Young and Prof Jan Scott.
I have been an accredited cognitive therapist (BABCP) since 1996 and an accredited cognitive therapy clinical supervisor (BABCP) since this accreditation was introduced (2006). Part of my working life also includes supervising peers as well and I have assisted in developing and running courses. I have also run workshops as a visiting lecturer at universities.
You can find more about cognitive therapy, confirm my accreditation and find other accredited therapists on the British
Association for Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapies website - www.babcp.com
I am very grateful to clients who have kindly agreed to my adding some of their feedback.
However, I must acknowledge the hard work, courage and committment of clients in working through difficulties in and beyond therapy.
No identifying information is included, and I only attach feedback with client-permission.
".......I will always be grateful to you because you "saved me" from the panic attacks I was having......Totally panic free now....eternally grateful that you gave me back my life......"
"Thank you SO much for everything over the past few months. I really couldn't have done it without you!"
"I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you again for all your help. I really didn't think that I would be in the position that I am in now when I first came to see you....I feel like a completely different person and feel like I am me again. I didn't feel like I'd ever be able to get my confidence back, and I couldn't have achieved any of this without your help.....I feel very proud of myself, and I've not felt like that for a long time. Thank you so much....."
"I would like to thank you for giving me clarity and giving me my life back. For so many years my life has been a cycle of destruction I could never imagine that I would be able to..............................."
"Thanks for all your help with this latest episode, and I shall recommend your good services to anyone that I come across whom I think might also benefit."
"I am very fortunate to have found you. You gave me a lot of confidence........."
(from a client's Occupational Health department):
"Thank you Duncan - he has done really well thanks to your help."
"......the sessions have been excellent."
"Thanks again for your invaluable help during that time."
".....I would like to thank Duncan Moss for his calm and senstive manner. His skills in helping me "unlock" the pain related to the accident has been a real game changer for me....Duncan has significanly helped me in adjusting. I feel so much better."
"Every session makes me feel that I am getting somewhere and I do feel better for it."
"I feel like I have made some real progress since we began. Thanks very much for all your help."
"Every session was enormously helpful.....It was all gold dust for the mind......feel more confident and happier in my head....I was able to talk freely in a relaxed environment... you have great insight and listened attentively....I can't praise your kind manner and approach to sensitive subjects enough. Thank you again Duncan."
"I just want to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart, thank you! Our work has helped me incredibly! ....... I feel at peace which is something I never thought I would do. .....Onwards!"
"Spending time with Duncan has helped me emerge stronger, calmer and happier - thank you so much."
"I appreciated the warm ....face of our meetings. I had been worried that I might be told what to do or not do. This was not the case. Duncan was never critical nor judgemental. The sessions were supportive and empowering"
"My therapy has been life changing."
"I do feel better – and that is in no small part down to you. Thanks for your help."
"My therapy has been life changing."
"I have found Duncan very knowledgeable, skilled & experienced yet also friendly, welcoming and sharing his
knowledge / views easily, informally and with kindness. I have felt supported yet appropriately challenged,
accepted and valued yet prompted to use my own awareness and knowledge and to take appropriate responsibility
for what I can do to effect change."