Paula Mason Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Supervisor Adv.Dip. MBACP reg.
I am an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with my core approach based in Person Centred Therapy. I offer psychotherapeutic counselling to individuals and couples from my Private Practice which I established in 2013. I have experience working with clients with a wide range of issues and I draw upon different approaches to suit the individual needs of each person. I work in a person centred and non directive way. This means that I value you as a whole person and your ability to know what is right for you.
My aim is to create a safe and trusting environment to enable you to share your problems and feel heard. I provide short and long term counselling in the Wells, Glastonbury and Shepton Mallet areas. My Private Practice is based in Shepton Mallet.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
NCS Accredited Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision
Certificate in Couples Relational Counselling
PODS-Working with Relational Trauma-dealing with disorganised attachment
PODS-Trauma, dissociation and Recovery-healing the brain
I have worked as a volunteer counsellor for a Residential Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre where I gained experience working with clients with diverse mental health issues including addiction, depression, anxiety and panic attacks, OCD, PTSD, bi-polar and schizophrenia.
I have worked as a volunteer counsellor for a local Counselling service.
I set up my Private Practice in 2013 and see clients for individual counselling and couple's relationship counselling. I also see established counsellors and psychotherapists for Clinical Supervision, (limited number of trainee counsellors supervision places available too).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Spiritual Crisis Counselling
Supervision to Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Consultancy Services to organisations providing employee support, wellbeing and reflective practice.
I offer a free initial appointment. Appointments are on a weekly basis and an hour long.
Counselling and Psychotherapy Fees
Individual Counselling £50
Couples Counselling £65
Trainee Counsellor £40
Individual Supervision £45
Group Supervision *Please contact me directly to get a quote*
I offer consultancy services to organisations that may not be looking for a clinical supervisor but who value the process of supporting employees and engaging in reflective practice.
*please contact me directly for more information*
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer daytime appointments Monday to Thursday and limited evening appointments.
Types of client