Lisa Mason-Gates

Lisa Mason-Gates


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07813589669

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Therapist - Brentwood

Brentwood CM14
07813589669
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Monday 9am-6pm

Tuesday 12pm -6pm

Thursday 9am - 6pm

Friday 9am - 6pm


About me and my therapy practice

Hello, I'm Lisa. I am an BACP Accredited Integrative Counsellor. I help and support adults who is experiencing high levels of anxiety and depression. You may be experiencing this after a life changing event, such as a bereavement, a redundancy or relationship breakdown or this may be something you've experienced on and off throughout your life. Sometimes it can be too much to cope on our own and counselling sessions offer the space to explore and process what is happening for you and how you may be able to find a way to cope. You may have found that things that have previously worked well for are no longer working with the same affect. It takes a huge amount of courage to ask for help when we need it, and this is an important first step. 

I draw on different theories and approaches depending on what you need from our time together.  I place an important emphasis on the quality of the relationship between the two of us. I follow your lead and pace, what is important to you, what do you feel they need to address, what has worked before, what works now.

I may use some psychoeducational diagrams, and in a session I may encourage you to engage in some creative exercises to help  explore your experience at a deeper level. 

I have a keen interest and knowledge of neuroscience, which I incorporate into my work with clients. I find this a particularly powerful way of helping my clients understand how they came to be who they are, how they respond to things, and that neuroplasticity allows for the potential of real change.  


Practice description

I would describe myself as a caring and compassionate counsellor. I specialise in anxiety and depression, bereavement and trauma related bereavement, Infant loss, life changing events. 

I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation. In which we can discuss your current needs and availability.

 After which we may then arrange an initial assessment of half an hour (£35) to explore your needs. This is also an opportunity for you to see how you feel with me, and to ask any questions you may have about how we will work together. We can then move onto counselling sessions (£50 a session online and £60 in room), this can be short focused work- around 6-8 weeks or ongoing sessions, until you feel ready to end. I also offer Single Session Therapy online which can be either 1 hour (£55) or 1.5 hours (£70). This can be helpful if you need to focus on one specific problem and find strategies and a plan to approach it. 

I offer online and telephone counselling, which enables many clients to access counselling safely and increase accessibility to clients especially during this time. 

I offer Nature and walking therapy in locations in Brentwood and Chelmsford. Recent research into ecotherapy supports the benefits of engaging with the natural world in conjunction with addressing and talking about difficult events, thoughts and emotions. I am happy to talk about the similarities and differences of working outdoors compared to in room or online if you would like more information.

 I have received additional training in Online and Outdoor counselling to deliver this in an informed and safe manner. 

My first session

In our first session together, I aim to gain more understanding of who you are and what would be helpful for you during our time together. 

We go at your pace, you will never be pushed into areas that are too much, too difficult, or too strong. We take time to get to know each other and so that you may feel comfortable and safe to address the difficulties you're experiencing when you are ready to.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Trainer - Brentwood

Brentwood CM14
07813589669
Sessions from £25.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

Introduction to taking therapy outside


I offer one to one training, which can be delivered either in person in Brentwood Essex or Online via Zoom.​

Dates for One to one training in person and online can be made for a mutually suitable time.

​Cost £50

Training outline

Assessment

Contract and Boundaries

Ethical considerations

Risk assessment and Insurance

Lone working

Eco-Theories

Weather and Seasons

Recommended reading and resources

Practical and experiential exercises

Other considerations

Useful Kit

Further resources and reading

The aim of this training is to start you on your journey to taking your practice outside with confidence.

This is a 2 hour CPD. Certificates and a copy of the training slides will be emailed after attendance of the course.