My name is Trudi Mason, I am a Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, I am a fully qualified and experienced Counsellor, I have been in practice for the last nine years. I am qualified to work with Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families. Alongside my private practice I work as the Senior Counsellor for Weymouth College, I am also a registered practitioner with Relate Dorset and South Wiltshire.
I offer an empathic, non judgmental confidential space to allow you to explore issues which may be causing you difficulties. All our stories and experiences are unique to us as individuals. Counselling gives you the space to breath, reflect and explore patterns of relationship behaviour, to explore trauma past or present, issues that you may have coped with previously but now feel overwhelming.
I book sessions in blocks of 8, which can be extended for longer term work.
Training, qualifications & experience
I work within the BACP guidelines of practice and Professional Standards Authority
My BACP registered Member No:267146
I work within the BACP Ethical framework of Good Practice, I undertake a minimum of 30 hours CPD (continued professional development) per year.
I am fully insured.
Online & telephone counselling (accredited) CPD course
Advanced Certificate in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples (2017)
Diploma in Relationship Counselling (2015)
Introduction to Transactional Analysis certificate (2014)
Post Qualification Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents (2009)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2009)
Certificate in Counselling Studies (2006)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (2006)
In addition to my private practice, my counselling work has included:
Further Education - Senior Counsellor Weymouth College (Present)
Relate - Couples, Families & Children (Present)
CAMHS - (1yr) Young people tier 2 & 3 mental health
Women's Refuge - (3yrs) - Domestic Abuse
Children's Society - (2yrs) young people
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual sessions £45 per hour Adults
Relationship work (2 People in the room) £50.00
Family work (more than 2 People in the room) £50.00
Children & young people. sessions £40.00 session length 50 mins
Cancellation policy 48 hours notice required.
I do offer reduced rates for clients on low income.
Please either Phone or Email me to arrange an initial appointment, and talk about what you need from counselling.
I offer sessions during the day, with limited evening and Saturday morning sessions available.
I offer sessions in Weymouth and also on Portland. Sessions are by appointment only.
Clients ideally attend weekly sessions as this is the most effective way to benefit from the work.
A commitment to regular attendance is required to gain the maximum benefit from he work.
In addition I also offer walk & Talk therapy