Derek Mason 30009218


  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Counselling
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy

About me

I am an experienced Senior Accredited BACP counsellor and have had a successful private practice in East Dulwich since 2004, offering short and long-term therapy. I worked full-time in the counselling field for 24 years, in a wide range of settings including in the NHS, voluntary and private sectors.

I have experience of helping with a wide range of difficulties including stress, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. I also have particular expertise in bereavement and drugs or alcohol and addictive behaviours, specialising in the latter for eight years during the 1990s while working in the NHS and non-statutory sector.

Since 2000, much of my focus has been organisational work, providing workplace counselling, mediation and management support in sectors such as finance, charity, healthcare, retail and hospitality, mostly in London and the South East.

I provided regular support for HMP staff working with sex offenders for over five years and facilitated specialised support groups for those in criminal justice roles exposing them to distressing material and images.

I have attended more than 140 critical incidents since 2002, supporting managers and staff after traumatic events such as assaults, accidents, railway fatalities, suicides and the London terrorist attacks..

My approach is integrative, with the most effective approach used to meet your needs. This is underpinned by a humanistic philosophy that assumes the capacity of each person to shape their own life. I draw from person-centred, existential and cognitive-behavioural therapies, with an emphasis on empowering the individual. I work with people to unravel and explore difficulties, helping them to consider ways to make positive changes.

Areas of interest

These include but are not limited to: Bereavement; Depression; Anxiety; Relationship problems; Employment issues; Low self-esteem; Gender, sexual and relationship diversity; Trauma; Problems with alcohol and/or drugs; gambling.

I work with people aged 18 upwards.

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Procedures completed

  • AA808

    Counselling session - (5-50)

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