Paula Mason

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Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Supervisor Adv.Dip. MBACP
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This professional is available for new clients.

Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

The aim of counselling is to help empower you, help you to develop your own insights and gain deeper understanding about yourself.

Through the process of counselling and the exploration of ourselves we are more able to use our inner resources and strength thus enabling us to cope more effectively with life.

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 and my Private Practice is based in Shepton Mallet.

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. 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.

I believe that everyone has within them a drive to evolve and that life on this earth is a journey. External environmental factors and early childhood experiences can often have a detrimental impact on the development and journey of each person, and we all experience some negative experiences within our lives.

But with our amazing abilities as humans to love, value, seek meaning, explore and learn to be aware of ourselves, we can realign ourselves back on our journey of Self exploration and healing and strive to reach our full potential, to let go of negative harmful experiences, thought patterns and behaviours and to connect with ourselves (our inner relationship with our true self) and connect in a healthy relational experience with others around us.

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

CPCAB Level 4 Certificate in Integrating Mindfulness and Compassion in Professional Practice

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 see clients for individual counselling and couple's relationship counselling. I also offer Clinical Supervision to established counsellors and psychotherapists. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Mindfulness Teacher

Spiritual Crisis Counselling

Supervision to Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Consultancy Services to organisations providing employee support, wellbeing and reflective practice.

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£60.00 per session

Additional information

Counselling and Psychotherapy Fees

Initial Appointment £45

Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy £60 an hour

Couples Counselling and Psychotherapy £70 an hour

Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervision £60 an hour

Group Supervision *Please contact me directly for fee*

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer daytime appointments Monday to Thursday 9.30-4.30pm 

Further information

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*

Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme


Paula Mason
Paula Mason