Heather Mason MBPsS MBACP(Reg)

Heather Mason MBPsS MBACP(Reg)

Worthing Natural Balance & Wellbeing
70 Salvington Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN13 2HN

Woking
Surrey
GU21

07555115439

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Worthing Natural Balance & Wellbeing
70 Salvington Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN13 2HN

Woking
Surrey
GU21

07555115439

About me

I am a qualified counsellor and trained trauma therapist and have an academic background in psychology and fine art. I am both highly empathic and well versed in theory and research.

My approach to psychotherapeutic counselling is integrative with a relational bias; this means in practice, that I draw on a number of different theoretical backgrounds, but endeavour also to develop a collaborative, good quality, therapeutic relationship with my clients which is safe and confidential, enhanced by consistent listening, acceptance and compassion.

I also offer hypnotherapy for a limited range of problems: smoking cessation, phobias, weight management and pain management

About Counselling

Emotional discomfort can take many forms, sometimes it maybe an obvious way, for instance a bereavement or relationship breakdown, other times the source may be less obvious, we may feel a gnawing sense of dissatisfaction with our lives, or we find it just too difficult to cope with what we've got on our plate. As we all individuals, there is no one set of criteria for seeking the help of a counsellor and when we do, we are never weak for doing so, in fact, it's the strong, resourceful thing to do. Counselling can help with our mental health and emotional resilience in so many ways including: increasing our self-esteem; raising our awareness of our boundaries; understanding our emotions; helping us cope with change; making decision-making easier; helping us identify and reach our life goals, helping us cope with work related stress and understanding unhelpful behaviours.

I have a wide variety of experience working with a range of emotional issues including: bereavement, traumatic grief, anxiety, depression, work related stress, sexual assault, childhood trauma and abuse, symptoms of PTSD, low self-esteem, mental breakdown, relationship breakdown, chronic illness, chronic pain, difficulties with career decisions, infertility and childlessness, neonatal death and chronic childhood illness.

From personal experience I am well placed to work with the problems of living as an ex-pat, professional and personal issues of artists and creatives, and problems associated with raising children with chronic medical conditions.

Training, qualifications & experience

Bsc (Soc Sci) Hons Psychology (University of Southampton)

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)

Certificate in Trauma Counselling (Wealden College)

Diploma in Hypnotherapy (Hampshire School of Hypnotherapy)

I have experience of professional training and development in various modalities including Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (8 week), Gestalt therapy, Transactional Analysis (TA101), couples therapy, focusing therapy, outdoor therapy, suicide prevention. In addition, I have experience of working as a staff counsellor in the health service and currently work as a counsellor at RASASC in Guildford.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

First session of up to 50 minutes £25

Counselling session (50 minutes) Worthing £40

Counselling session (50 minutes) Woking £50

Hypnotherapy (up to 80 minutes) £75

Further information

If you would like to know more, email or phone and we can arrange an introductory first session, with no obligation to continue, where you can decide if you would like to proceed with more sessions.

Maps & Directions

Worthing, BN13 2HN
Woking, GU21

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Adults