Lisa Mason-Gates

Lisa Mason-Gates


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07813589669

Contact Lisa

Therapist - Brentwood

Brentwood CM14
07813589669
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Monday 10am-6pm

Wednesday 10am - 7pm

Thursday 10am - 7pm

Friday 10am - 6pm

About me and my therapy practice

Hello, I'm Lisa. I am an Integrative Counsellor.  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 bereavement and trauma related bereavement, Infant loss, life changing events, anxiety and depression. 

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 (£30) 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 (£45 a session), this can be short focused work- around 6-8 weeks or ongoing sessions, until you feel ready to end. 

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

 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, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling

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.