Catriona Mason Human Givens Psychotherapist HG.Dip.P Reg. PSA
As well as being a registered HG Practitioner with the HG Institute (PSA accredited) I am an approved therapist for The Red Poppy Company that provides support for the frontline services as well as many other organisations. I am also a registered and approved therapist with PTSD Resolution Charity.
With nearly 30 years’ experience of working in health settings (including ICU) I have an intense sense of empathy and deep understanding of the experiences our frontline health worker are experiencing at the moment. I understand the fear and the anxiety. I have been there, albeit in less intense times. I know the sense of duty and dedication too that drives these workers through and I know the emotional exhaustion they must be feeling right now. For this reason I am prioritising bookings for frontline workers and offering a special rate. Some Trusts will even fund support if asked and I can process these claims too.
My knowledge and experience in the field of health also means I have a strong understanding of the mind and body connection and how our physical state directly impacts on our emotional well-being. I believe in finding ways to balance the physical and emotional state of being human.
I will endeavour, within the effective Human Givens model of practice, to support my clients to restore balance in their lives and feel better quickly using their own life resources to build stronger resilience for the future enabling them to manage their lives more effectively.
I am experienced in Trauma Management and by using HG Rewind Technique I can help to alleviate trauma so that the past can no longer impact the future.
I am not working exclusively with frontline workers. I welcome all enquiries from anyone in need of emotional support with the aim of treating clients as quickly and as efficiently as possible.
HG therapy is the fastest, most effective treatment currently available. Research published in: Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research & Practice showed that-
1) More than 3 in 4 clients were either symptom free or significantly recovered in an average of only 3.6 sessions.
2) Human Givens therapy is 3 times more effective than the next most effective psychotherapy.
3) Most people can be helped in 4-6 session although some people require only one or two sessions to achieve their required results. Some people with more complex difficulties may require more.
HG is a brief and solution focussed therapy. The sessions are not designed to be multiple or long term. The intention is to work with the client to achieve the outcome they want in as short a time-frame as possible – and therefore they can move on, fully equipped for the next chapter.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold the HG.Dip.P as a Human Givens Psychotherapist Practitioner.
I am general therapist which means I will see anyone in need of emotional support.
I have a developing interest in the challenging issues teenagers and young adults encounter in our world.
Due to my experience as a midwife, I have a strong connection with issues pertaining to women's wellbeing. I can offer support with issues around PMS, fertility, pregnancy, birth, post natal depression, motherhood and menopause.
As a health professional I have worked in hospital settings, ICU, specialist units and in the community. I have also worked in education with children needing extra educational and emotional support.
I am a graduate in Social Anthropology with honours.
I hold an advanced DBS cert.
Human Givens Institute
The Human Givens Institute (HGI) is both a membership organisation and a professional body representing the interests of those in the caring and teaching professions who have an interest in or utilise the human givens approach. Counselling Directory register Registered Members (MHGI) and Fellow Members (FHGI), who will have completed the Post Graduate Practitioner's Assessment (Part III) and who are fully qualified to practise as a human givens therapist or counsellor. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Single session 60 mins £50
Single session 90 mins £70
Single Student/*key worker 60 mins £35
Single Student/*key worker session 90 mins £50
Payment should be made at the beginning of the session by card or cash as acceptable or by BAC's prior to the session. An invoice will be sent prior to the appointment.
What to expect from your first session
Whatever your needs may be, as your therapist I will offer support in finding ways to transform and change your current patterns which are no longer working for you. Together we will find ways to balance your physical and emotional needs, elevating distress and trauma and bringing you a better quality of life.
By using the HG tools alongside my professional experience, we will work together to help you find a more balanced way of living.
In the first session we will spend some time talking and exploring and setting goals with an agreed plan of action. You set your goals and I will support you in accomplishing them. This is your therapy and my role is to hold a space and offer guidance for you to explore.
Follow up sessions will be discussed once the goal and plan is in place.
I have practice space available to me in West and East Sussex.
I can be contacted via email, phone, website or facebook.
I will endeavour to reply to your enquiry as quickly as possible.