Mason Neely PG Dip. Couns. Reg MBACP
2-4 Cardiff Road
250 Cowbridge Road East
I'm a caring, compassionate and curious Member of the BACP that strives understand who you are, who you've been and the changes you'd like to make. I work to help you unpick the difficulties and anxieties you might be facing, whether they are in your relationships, your job, your self image or your past. Together, we can collaborate to discover new perspectives and skills to help you manage the unique circumstances of your life.
The way I work
My approach is best described as 'relational integrative', meaning that it combines aspects from a wide variety of counselling perspectives, including Psychodynamic, Interpersonal, Person Centred and Existential. Put simply, these concepts afford the flexibility to focus on who you are, who you have been and the changes you desire for your life and your relationships.
I'm aware from my own experiences as a client how difficult it can be to take the first step into counselling. While I hope to bring a level of experience and theoretical understanding to my work, I am not the expert of your life - you are. Sometimes achieving a sense of balance in our everyday lives is difficult because of past experiences. My efforts are simply to help create a friendly, creative and confidential space where you can begin to feel at ease with your past, clear about your present and in control of your future. Your feelings are real, your needs are important and the change you desire is possible.
My counselling practice is collaborative, secure and creative. I invite you to discuss with me your goals for the therapy. Or to put it another way, how you would like to be when the therapy successfully ends? Perhaps you are not quite sure what that may look like yet and would like to talk it through with me .
No matter how large the problem might seem or how stuck you might feel, I encourage you to give me a call and begin to see for yourself if we might work well together
I can offer face to face sessions based in Canton, Cardiff, Caerphilly or online sessions using secure email and video conference software.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Certificate, Post Gard Diploma and a Distinction in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of South Wales and I'm currently finishing a MA degree focusing on the nature of therapeutic relationship between therapist and client. I also hold an MA in Communication Science and have recently undertaken significant training in conflict resolution, communication and couples counselling with renowned relationship therapist Juliet Grayson.
I have also completed training provided by USW to allow me to offer counselling in an online environment, through video conference sites such as Skype and Facetime, as well as through email.
In addition to running my own private practice (www.counsellingsouthwales.com), I have significant experience in the charitable, primary care and educational sectors and have worked with adults of all ages. I am an Associate Member of Counselling Cardiff.
My varied experience has given me access to a broad spectrum of clients. I have worked with adolescents, students, academics, professionals and the unemployed. I strive to meet each client in their world.
I'm a BACP Counsellor that is committed to the ethical framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I treat each new client as a chance to create a 'new' type of therapy. As your life, relationships and personal difficulty are completely unique - so to is our work together. I strive to create a collaborative environment where your needs guide our efforts, not some pre-determined theory or technical mumbo jumbo.
Face to face session
- £40 for a 50 minute session for individuals
- £60 for a 90 minute session for couples
Prior to my career in counsellor, I worked in music as an orchestral arranger, record producer, musical director and composer for film and TV. As much as I loved it, I knew I wanted something beyond that work. What resulted was a time of soul searching that lead me into my training and subsequent career as a counsellor.
Wherever you are in your own personal journey, I wish you all the best in finding what you are looking for. I know full well that engaging in the work of counselling takes immense courage.
Be patient, be well and be open to the possibilities that can arise from that process.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
6-8pm Monday to Friday
Types of client