Meet Claire Mason

Claire Mason is a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and member of the British Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies (BABCP).


Claire Mason is also an Accredited Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Consultant Supervisor and member of EMDR Europe.


Code of Conduct

Claire Mason abides by both the BABCP and EMDR Europe Associations ‘Standards of Conduct Performance and Ethics’

In therapy we explore how the wounds of the past impact the present.

Claire is an Accredited in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Therapist and an Accredited Eye Movement Desensitisation and Re-processing (EMDR) Consultant Supervisor. She is also a qualified Integrative Counsellor. Claire currently works in the NHS and also runs a private practice.

Claire works with adults who experience the following difficulties; depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) health anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), panic, agoraphobia, specific phobia, social anxiety, interpersonal and relationship problems, bereavement, sexuality and gender issues

Specialising in treating individuals who have experienced traumatic events, Claire works with clients who have developed symptoms of Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD). She works with ex-service personnel, military veterans, and those who work in medical and emergency services. She works with clients who have been trafficked, survived displacement and torture, domestic violence, child sexual abuse, and those who have experienced physical, verbal and mental abuse. Claire also work with those who have survived terror attacks, in the UK and abroad.


Recent times:

Claire was Accredited as a CBT Therapist in 2012 and Accredited as an EMDR Practitioner in 2019. She currently work in the NHS with the Steps to Well-being (IAPT) Southampton Service. She has been working as a therapist for 14 years covering GP practices and the Royal South Hants Hospital. Prior to her current role she worked as a Mental Health Practitioner in Primary Care within Southampton City Council.


Employment in Health and Social Care for 16 years prior to training as a psychotherapist; The Central Remedial Clinic, Dublin, as Acting Manager of the Day Centre, working with adults with physical disabilities, long term health conditions and complex needs. Claire also worked with adults with severe learning difficulties whilst working with the Western Care Association, co Mayo, Ireland. She returned to Southampton, UK, in 1999 and managed a small mental health team in a supported employment organisation, City Limits, supporting clients with severe and enduring mental health difficulties into employment or meaningful occupation.

’Trauma is the internal wound, not the external event’

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


Netley Abbey, Hampshire