As a humanistic relational therapist, I focus upon the Gestalt approach to therapy, exploring the here and now. I work closely with my clients to build a safe and supportive relationship to explore their true selves in a non-judgemental and confidential space. I have experience working with how we embody our experiences, looking at how trauma and, in particular, early relational and attachment experiences can impact us. I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist, working fully to support everybody, regardless of sexuality or gender. I offer a free initial consultation, after which, I charge £50.00 per session. Visit my website for more details: www.stevenmason.net
We all have times when feelings, memories and experiences can feel hard to manage. They can lead us to feel anxious, depressed or low in mood and energy. It can feel challenging, wondering how we got to where we are and not knowing how to move forward. Sometimes, life events such as a bereavement, the end of a relationship, the loss of a job or sudden unexpected illness or injury can feel like a tremendous and unexpected blow. Recognising that we need help can feel daunting, confusing or even hopeless, which is why I offer a safe and supportive environment for you to talk. I invite you to bring your feelings and experiences to explore in a non-judgemental, confidential and compassionate space, where you are free to be your true self, and together, we can work to figure things out.
I undertook 3-years of rigorous training, taught at the MSc level, qualifying with a diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the Metanoia Institute in London. My background before this is in Traditional Chinese Medicine and bodywork, with over 20-years of experience. I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and abide by their ethical framework and guidelines. I integrate all of my clinical experience into my work as a therapist. Having worked with people of all ages and walks of life, I have extensive experience. I work in private practice and also within mental health services. I worked for several years in a specialist service for the LGBTQ+ community. In addition, I volunteer in mental health services within the NHS. There are many reasons people come for therapy. Some of the areas I have experience working with include; anxiety, depression, attachment and early relational trauma, feeling stuck, low self-esteem, addiction, sex and porn addiction, body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), self-harm, eating disorders, relationship problems, stress, grief, dissociative identity disorder (DID), gender identity and sexuality.