Gareth Mason (MA/A-dip/PG-dip) UKCP-registered Psychotherapist
Clapham Common Clinic
151-153 Clapham High Street
020 7701 7604 / 0794 1570018
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 fulfillment 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), 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 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 gained a Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Mary Ward Centre in London.
Recently, I have studied with the Tavistock centre for working with couples (where one partner is suffering from depression).
I have been working with NHS clients three days a week since 2014 in various West London clinics, and work privately in central London.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
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
I charge £55 per 50 minute session for day-time work in Clapham. For OAPs, those on benefits, or studying full-time, I can offer a concessionary rate of £10 with proof of status. I offer a reduced fee for telephone or Skype sessions - usually around £35 - although I recommend and prefer to meet initially in person. Evening sessions come with a £5 surcharge due to the higher cost of room rental.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Conversational Spanish and French to support clients struggling with English|
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11pm-6pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|