Monica Mason MA. MBACP (Accred.)
Do you sometimes feel stuck in old patterns and wonder what happened to your life? We all know how it feels wanting to change but often finding it difficult and wondering why. My approach aims to provide clarity and knowledge as to why we feel and behave the way we do. By exploring 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 make changes.
I have been a qualified therapist in West London since 2002. As a BACP Accredited member I am committed to providing therapy in a supportive, safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for a shorter time limited period, with the aim of enabling you to live your life more fully.
I have a vast experience in working with issues connected to moving countries, dealing with homesickness, separation from families and friends and adjustment to a new country. Sometimes people hope to leave problems behind them, only to find they have resurfaced in their new homeland. Therapy can help in addressing all this at the same time as providing a way forward.
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 part-time in my 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
- Eating disorders
- 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 great source of support.
My fee for the initial consultation and for follow up appointments is £70-90 Payment by check or cash.
I also provide supervision for counsellors. My fee for supervision is £60 with some concessions for trainees.
Therapy can be helpful to people who find it difficult to be themselves with others. 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 in dealing with big life changes such as: bereavement, divorce, redundancy, moving house or country. I can help you dealing with the loss as well as finding a way forward. I will not tell you what to do but will give you support and guidance to better enable you making your own choices. When appropriate I also use some cognitive tools which can be very useful when time is limited and you wish to make a specific change in one particular area of your life.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Tuesday mornings - noon and Wednesday evenings
Types of client
Supervision & training
I provide one to one supervision from my private practice in West London.View supervision profile