Lisa Mason-Gates Dip. Integrative Counsellor MBACP
Hello, if you're reading this it's likely that at this moment life has become extremely difficult, and you're wondering if counselling is right for you and whether it will help. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have about counselling, and I hope that I am the counsellor to help you. Please feel free to call for an informal chat, or email. We can discuss your needs and get an idea if we can work together for your benefit.
I am a qualified Integrative counsellor, currently working in Brentwood. I would consider myself to be a compassionate and creative counsellor. I see adult clients, and my fees are £45 per 50 minute session.
I am able to offer concessions for clients on a low income, I am happy to talk with you on the phone if you would like more information.
I offer a half hour assessment. In this time I hope we can discover what you would like from counselling and whether we can work together to help you.
I work from therapy rooms in Brentwood, I have appointments available on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the day and evening.
I am able to offer Walking therapy with clients that have been for sessions in my therapy rooms. The combination of getting out into a natural environment, physical exercise, and talk therapy can be a great way of releasing emotions.
I combine the use of the therapy room and outside natural environments for clients who feel this may be beneficial for them. In Brentwood we are blessed with some beautiful country parks, so there are many different walks to choose from. Walking Therapy sessions last for 50 minutes. Please feel free to ask for more details if you feel this is something you may benefit from.
I do offer sessions via Skype, email and telephone. Skype is £40, Email £35 and telephone sessions are £35.
Training, qualifications & experience
City and Guilds accredited programme Alzheimer's Disease or Other Dementias
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic counselling.
CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 2 Counselling skills
I have experience as a volunteer at a hospice with recently bereaved clients, I found this work very rewarding and feel privileged to be part of their journey.
In my private practice I see clients who come with different issues and problems, I feel the most important part of counselling is to work with each individual as they are, and to create a confidential and safe relationship. I do my very best to help and support those who ask for help, however if I feel I am unable to help I will endeavour to sign post other counsellors and counselling organisations that may be best placed to help you.
I have experience with bereavement, developmental Trauma, low self esteem and low self confidence, relationship problems, anxiety, depression and stress, domestic abuse, loss of identity and spiritual identity.
I also have experience of working with individuals at varying stages of Alzheimer's disease and other Dementias. Including supporting carers affected by this.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
The initial half hour assessment is £25
Person to person 50 minute sessions are £45
Skype sessions 50 Minute session are £40
Walking and Nature Therapy sessions are £40
Please note payment for sessions is taken at the start of the session.
I currently accept cash or Bank transfer.
Concessions are available for those on a low income, or other financial difficulty, I am happy to discuss and negotiate my rates.
I also offer a 5% discount if you are able to pay for 6 sessions in advance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday afternoon and evening, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday daytime
Types of client