Mick Herbert PG Dip, MBACP

Mick Herbert PG Dip, MBACP

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The Courtyard Garden (Psychotherapy and Counselling)
152 Buckingham Palace Rd

Narbonne Avenue

0207 730 1242 / 07535 104760

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The Courtyard Garden (Psychotherapy and Counselling)
152 Buckingham Palace Rd

Narbonne Avenue

0207 730 1242 / 07535 104760

About me

Life can be a challenge. Sometimes stress, anxiety, or low mood can be overwhelming. Whatever worries you about your psychological health, psychodynamic psychotherapy can usually help. It gives you the opportunity to look deeper into your problems. Working with me will help you express feelings and thoughts and - at times - explore earlier events, to gain insight into difficulties you may be experiencing in your current life.

I'm particularly experienced in the areas of loss and bereavement. For more than twenty years I've also been helping people battle addictions, and I understand the emotional challenges involved in achieving long-term sobriety. In addition, I bring diverse experiences to my therapeutic work: I work as an artist, and also ran a derivatives trading team before training as a psychotherapist, so I understand the high-pressure modern work environment and what it can take to maintain emotional balance in contemporary life.

Psychodynamic work is often viewed as the most orthodox, or conventional, of the talking therapies. I’m probably more on the relational scale of things, so you may experience me as warm and welcoming. Our sessions will often feel like a safe conversation, where you'll be able to speak freely about your concerns.

To set up an initial consultation or to discuss any questions, please call me on 07535-104760, or visit the practice website - you may find that one of my five highly-qualified practice partners is the best fit for you:


Psychotherapy can be the single most enriching journey a human being can undergo. If you feel like beginning, I'd like to hear from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I'm a fully-qualified Psychodynamic psychotherapist.

I have a Postgraduate Diploma (5 years) in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice from WPF Therapy in London, one of the country's most highly-respected training institutions. I currently undertake assessments there. I'm co-founder and Director of The Courtyard Garden Psychotherapy and Counselling practice in Victoria.

I'm a member of the BACP and my clinical work is consistent with the highest ethical standards required of this professional body. I continue my professional development, assimilating ‘leading edge’ developments and research to enhance my clinical work.

All my work is considered in Supervision, so there are two minds considering your issues.

I have over twenty years' experience in dealing with all aspects of substance abuse, addiction and recovery, both within and outside 12-step Fellowships.

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I aim to provide accessibly-priced therapy for each individual. Fees are negotiable based on your circumstances - and I have some spaces on a low-cost clinic. Standard fees range from £50-£90 per session, though I like to meet first for an initial session to discuss how we might work together, and this is free, leaving us both at liberty to decide if we want to continue.

Further information

I'm able to offer therapy by Skype and telephone for those unable to attend the Victoria practice in person.

If you need sessions at a specific time that I can't accommodate, it’s likely that one of my practice partners can, so you won't have a wait to get the high quality help you need. We have flexible consulting hours to help you fit therapy around your work and other life commitments.

When looking for premises, the partners and I found the large private gardens here in SW1 a significant factor - and our clients feel that to have this calm, contemplative space as theirs to relax in before or after a session can complement the work superbly.

Therapy is an experience where some things may be shared for the first time. Everything discussed within sessions will remain strictly confidential, as will all contact, whether via email or telephone.

Maps & Directions

London, SW1W 9TR
London, SW4 9LP

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Monday - Friday 7am - 9pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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