Derek Mason MBACP (Senior Accredited), BA (Hons)
I am an experienced Senior Accredited BACP counsellor/therapist, having worked full time within the counselling field since 1996.
My approach is integrative, which means that the most effective approach is used to meet the needs of each person. This is underpinned by a humanistic philosophy that assumes the capacity of each individual to shape her or his own life. I draw from approaches including cognitive-behavioural, person-centred and existential therapy, with an emphasis on empowering the individual.
I have worked within the NHS, private and voluntary sectors and have had a busy private practice in East Dulwich since 2004.
If you are interested in the possibility of counselling, please feel free to get in touch for an informal discussion.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience of helping with a wide range of difficulties but particular areas of expertise include bereavement, trauma, problems with drugs or alcohol and time-limited work.
From 1993-2002, I worked in the substance misuse field including four years in a London NHS community alcohol and drug team. Since 2000, I have worked with organisations, provided workplace counselling, mediation and have attended over 120 critical incidents, supporting managers and staff after traumatic events such as accidents and terrorist attacks.
I now work with a broad range of issues.
- Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (1995)
- Certificate in Trauma and PTSD
- Certificate in Supervision
- Certificate in Life Coaching.
- I am committed to continuing professional development and regularly attend training events to support my work.
I am a Senior Accredited Member of the BACP, abide by the BACP Ethical Framework and am committed to non-discrimatory practice.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Binge drinking or drug use
My fee is £50 per session for individuals and £75 for couples.
Each session is 50 minutes in duration. Sessions normally take place on a weekly basis.
I am approved by several healthcare insurance providers and am happy to provide sessions via this route if covered by your policy. Please get in touch to discuss.
Parking is unrestricted outside my practice and I am a few minutes walk from the 12, 176, 185, 197, 363 and 63 bus routes.
The station closest to my practice is Peckham Rye, with services via London Overground and from London Bridge, Blackfriars and Victoria.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday and Tuesday daytimes and evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|