Gareth Mason

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London, SE17
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About me

As an integrative psychotherapist, I offer one to one and couples counselling on both a short- and long-term basis. By ‘integrative’ I mean that I draw upon a mix of the best known modalities depending on the needs of the client.

I have experience dealing with depression; anxiety; marital, family, relationship, illness, cultural and work problems; sexual issues; loneliness; and those seeking greater satisfaction and fulfilment from their lives.

I am most influenced by Person-centred counselling, and Existentialism, and also the work of Carl Jung, Attachment and Psychodynamic theory, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis, and issues related to living in unfamiliar cultures.

The most significant common thread through all of the above modalities is the relationship between client and therapist, which I believe is instrumental in the client experiencing positive growth during therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I've recently successfully completed NHS training in Person-Centred Experiential (PCE) counselling for Depression with Metanoia, while in 2021, I gained a PG-Diploma in Supervision with the Minster Centre.

Prior to this, I gained my Post-Graduate Diploma (2012), Masters (2016), and Advanced Diploma (2014) in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at Regents' University in London. In 2011, I took a Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Mary Ward Centre in London.

I have also studied with the Tavistock centre for working with couples (where one partner is suffering from depression).

Until recently I was working with NHS clients several days a week since 2014 in various West London clinics, and work privately in central London.

Member organisations

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UKCP
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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

During my time living overseas, and in my NHS work I have gained a lot of experience on the subject of cultural difference and integration particularly for those living abroad. My Masters thesis was entitled Voyages into the Unknown.

To read article go to: www.garethmason.com/journalism-articles/2018/2/21/voyages-into-the-unknown

Fees

£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

I charge £70 per 50 minute session for day-time work on Zoom, phone, or in person at my home.

For my former NHS clients, OAPs, benefit claimants, full-time students, trainee counsellors, and key workers, I offer a concessionary rate of £40 for Zoom or phone sessions with proof of status. I also offer a first session fee of £40. Otherwise, I'm not willing to haggle on rates!

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Available on weekdays between 10pm-6pm. Please inquire about specific times. 

Further information

Before training to be a psychotherapist, I worked as a print and broadcast journalist for over 20 years. I have lived and worked overseas extensively and am particularly familiar with Eastern, European and Latin American cultures and have a good understanding of Spanish and French.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

Conversational Spanish and French to support clients struggling with English

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I offer supervision from an integrative perspective on a 1-1 basis or with groups having graduated from The Minster Centre where I studied in 2021.

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Gareth Mason
Gareth Mason