Claire Mason Therapy

‘What we can’t get over, we must get under’

How Can Therapy Help Me?

’Therapy’ or ’Talking Therapies’ are generally termed as ‘Counselling’, ‘Psychotherapy’, or ‘Psychoanalysis’, each providing different ways of working with clients.

Therapy is often used as an alternative, or in addition to, prescribed medication.
The aim of any type of therapy is to explore the cause of the unhappiness or anxiety as a way to improve symptoms and the situation.

Therapists choose to be trained in a specific talking therapy, that is, a particular therapeutic approach, to work with clients with various problems. It is important to check that the therapist is qualified and also a member of a professional organisation, as the organisation expects adherence to professional standards, conduct and ethics

The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the UK provides guidelines and recommendations on treatment for specific mental health difficulties.
NICE are able to make recommendations because the treatments they recommend have been tested out in clinical trials. If they have been found to be effective they are known as having ‘a good evidence base’ which means the results have been positive for clients engaging in a particular therapy.

My Services

I work very colaboratively and sensitively with clients: assessing carefully, formulating, and agreeing a treatment plan. I believe that the relationship is of utmost importance so that you feel comfortable sharing highly personal content. I want you to feel that I am always on your side, supporting you through your treatment. Equally I find humour and a being human enables us to have a proper, honest, professional relationship.


Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is recommended by The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) as a treatment, which has been found to be especially effective, to treat symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD, as well as other problems. It is considered to be as effective as CBT. However, EMDR does not require talking in detail about the distressing issue or completing homework between sessions. EMDR therapy involves moving your eyes from side to side (Bi-lateral eye stimulation) using a light-bar (or tapping, sound or sensors). It is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain and allows the brain to resume its natural healing process. For many clients, EMDR therapy can be completed in fewer sessions than other psychotherapies


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a recommended treatment by The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) to treat a wide range of mental health problems.

CBT is being able to notice and challenge negative automatic thoughts (Cognitions) and to find alternative, compassionate and helpful alternatives. It explores how we feel (emotions) and how we act (behaviour) and how all these interact. For example:

– What you think about yourself the world and others

– Noticing what you do that affects your feelings and thoughts

– Understanding your Interpretations and meaning of events.

It is a very collaborative, structured and practical type of therapy and involves practicing techniques and strategies in between sessions to create change.


Integrative Counselling

Integrative Counselling looks at the whole person and aims to build a very warm, trusting and non-judgemental relationship to enable clients to increase self awareness. Integrative Counselling is the use of a number of different modalities, mainly Person Centred (often termed as Humanistic), Psychodynamic, and CBT approaches. This provides a tailor made type of therapy for any individual client depending on the problem. It can be useful for clients struggling with grief and loss, bereavement, conflict, relationships, sexuality and life changes., to work out strategies to cope and improve satisfaction with life.

Mindfulness is the practise of paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you which can improve mental wellbeing. 
Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) is effective to tackle shame and self-criticism. 
Progressive Muscle Relaxation and paced breathing techniques are useful to reduce stress and symptoms of anxiety.

Your Health Starts Here

Flexible appointments.

Call — 07974754872

COVID19 National Pandemic – All sessions are currently on-line, using Zoom, for client and therapist safety and adherence to Government Guidelines. .

‘Its your choice….we can look for the match that burnt the house down or we can rebuild the house’


Netley Abbey, Hampshire