Monica Mason MA. MBACP (Accred.)
My name is Monica and I have been a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor for 17 years. My approach is psychodynamic and my aim is to provide clarity and knowledge as to why we feel and behave the way we do. By exploring your thoughts and feelings from both past and present, links can be made to increase your understanding of a particular problem and thereby easing the way to change.
The decision to start therapy is an important one, it can be daunting at first as you might feel unsure of what to expect. Mutual trust is important and develops gradually. With time you might find that your therapy sessions provide not only challenge but can give support and hope through difficult times.
As a BACP Accredited member I am committed to providing therapy in a supportive, safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I work with adults and young adults on an open-ended basis or for a shorter time limited period, enabling you to live your life more fully.
Psychodynamic Therapy can help you with relationships, family or friendship issues. It can show the way to more healthy and authentic relationships and help sustaining them. It can be particularly helpful in dealing with low self-esteem, general anxiety , social anxiety, panic attacks or depression.
Therapy can help with big life events such as: bereavement, divorce, redundancy, moving house or country. It can help you dealing with the loss as well as finding a way to move forward.
Young adults finishing school sometimes find this time of life challenging. To move away from something that has been part of life for so long into something unknown such as work or university can be challenging, support in form of counselling can be helpful during this transition.
I will not tell you what to do but will give support and guidance to better enable you making your own choices. When appropriate I also use some cognitive tools which can be useful when time is limited and you wish to make a specific change in one particular area of your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I graduated from Wpf a leading provider of psychotherapy training, with a Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Psychodynamic Counselling in 2002. I received an MA in Psychodynamic Studies, validated by Roehampton's University in 2005 and graduated from Wpf with a Diploma in Supervision in 2008. I am an Accredited member of BACP and I subscribe to their codes of ethics.
Before starting my professional training I counselled victims of crime for Victim Support. After graduating from my training I stayed on for a number of years as an assessment counsellor as well as a regular counsellor. I now work in private practice and apart from therapy I also provide supervision for other counsellors.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Moving from one country to another can be exciting as well as unsettling. I have a long experience working with people from all nationalities who moved from their country of origin. Whether you have come to England to work or study, living here permanently or for a limited time, it is easy to feel isolated and home sick at times.
Sometimes people also experience that issues from the past keeps bothering them and prevents the 'fresh start' they might have hoped for. Therapy can help untangle what is going on and provide a way forward as well as being a source of support. I am bi-lingual in Swedish and English.
My fee for the initial consultation and for follow up appointments is £70, Payment by check, cash or bank, online transfer.
I also provide supervision for counsellors. My fee for supervision is £60 with some concessions for trainees.
If you would like further information about me, please go to my website. You can book appointment for a first meeting via email or phone call. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. The initial consultation last for an hour, has the same fee as a regular session but there is no obligation at that point. If you after the first session decide to start regular sessions, we will meet again the following week and go through the practical details.
I practise from a clinic in South Kensington, West London. Nearest underground is Gloucester Road Station for Circle, Piccadilly and District lines.
There is residence parking, pay and display and parking houses in the area.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
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Supervision & training
I provide one to one supervision from my private practice in South Kensington, West London.View supervision profile