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Hello, my name is Gemma Mason. I am a psychotherapist, supervisor, psychological trainer and group facilitator. It is my aim to work with you through the changes you want to make in your life. Then you can live a fulfilled life rather than holding onto whatever has happened in your past.
People enter therapy for all sorts of reasons; they may have encountered a life crisis or want to make positive changes. They may wish to work short term or on a longer, more in-depth presenting issue.
It is my aim to help facilitate this process; to enable you to identify your strengths and celebrate your successes. You are in control of what you talk about.
It is my experience that within all of us are the answers we search for and the ability to change our lives for the better. I have worked with clients for the past twenty five years and I enjoy working with individuals and groups.
I am able to offer the following formats of counselling;
- Face-to-Face – I work from my practice in Trowbridge. Our introductory session would enable us to see if we could work together. Fees would be discussed during this first session and concessions are available in some circumstances.
I am a qualified psychotherapist and registered with UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I have regular supervision to ensure that my work is both ethical and effective.
I am also able to offer supervision for therapists, and professionals who work in health services and organisations.
Prior to practising as a therapist, I worked as an occupational therapist within the National Health Service. I specialised in working with mental health issues.
As a therapist, I describe my approach as being integrative, drawing on a range of approaches, including Transactional Analysis, Psychoanalysis and Relational theories of counselling and psychotherapy.
Although I work with a variety of presenting issues, I have a special interest in working with the following; living with a (dis) ability, emotional relationships with over and under-eating and working with trauma using EMDR and Brainspotting.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MsC in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Certificate in overeating and obesity
- Certificate in Groupwork
- Certificate in On-line Counselling
- Accredited member of BACP and UKCP
- Diploma in Supervision
- Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst
- Senior Accred. member of BACP (supervisor of groups)
- EMDR practitioner.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
living with a disability
the link between body and mind (psychosomatic disorders)
£50.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
When I work
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
I am able to offer in-house training in psychological theories. Please contact me for a discussion on your organisations requirements.
I am able to offer bespoke courses to your organisations needs. My portfolio of courses include •psychological shame,
•Unconscious processes in therapy
• Creative Interventions
• Understanding emotional eating