Mr Richard Mason Smith

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS17-05596

Location: Birmingham

Mates in Mind

I offer a safe, non-judgmental, empathetic and understanding place for to you to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions as well as be there for you to manage these in a safe and confidential environment at my private practice in Great Barr, Birmingham. I do also offer home visits if required too but can be discussed on initial assessment session.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    FdA in Counselling & Psychotherapy - The University of Warwick
    Primrose Hospice - Bromsgrove - 50+ Practice Hours
    John Taylor Hospice - Birmingham - Continuing Practice -100+ Hours
    Diploma in Counselling Skills & Mindfulness - Ongoing
    Experience with Working with Older Adults, Adults & Younger Adults, Mental Health, Impairments, pre-therapy (contact work), Bereavement, End of Life & Terminal Illness.
    QCF Health & Social Care Level 2 & 3 - Apprenticeships
    Bereavement, End of Life & Terminal Illness / Complex Grief - continuing CPD.
    Therapy Cards & Spiritual Enlightenment.
    Certificate in Couples Counselling/Therapy
    Owner & Founder of Mason's Counselling, Therapy & Bereavement Service's - 500+ Practice Hours
    Experience with Clients living with Autism
    Extensive experience working within Homicide, Police inc.Firearms & Victims of Terror
    Delivering Training in Counselling Skills and Autism Awareness 
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Family
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Phobias
    • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
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