Mark Archer, BSc (Dual Hons), PG Diploma, MBACP

Mark Archer, BSc (Dual Hons), PG Diploma, MBACP

Bridge Street
Bishops Stortford
CM23 2JU

07973 190 184

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About me

I am an experienced BACP registered Integrative Psychotherapist offering counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and adolescents in both short- and long-term psychotherapy.

I have a background of working for over 20 years in the field of mental health for the voluntary, private and statutory sectors, including the NHS.

The areas of expertise that I work with include: issues faced by children and adolescents, disability, couples counselling, relationship problems, anger management, career issues, self-confidence, self-esteem and self-image, mental health, trauma, addictions and many other kinds of emotional distress or suffering, that a person is no longer able to cope with by oneself.

Other areas of expertise include: relationship issues, couples counselling, anxiety, abuse, addiction, anger management, depression, food issues, bereavement, grief & loss, post traumatic stress, sexuality, spirituality, and trauma

My private practice is located in the centre of the historic market town of Bishops Stortford, which is only a 5 min drive from the train station and also the M11.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Integrative Psychotherapist
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Dual Honours Degree in Biology and Psychology
  • Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Experienced Community Mental Health worker
  • 15 years experience working in the field of Mental Health
  • Time-limited psychodynamic psychotherapy for adolescents and young adults.
  • Mindfulness CBT training

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have worked successfully with male and female clients from many different backgrounds aged 11 - 80 and will consider an initial meeting with anybody who wishes to contact me.

During the initial session, we will work together to establish the best next steps for you and I often see people for a one off session, without obligation, just to see what is involved.

Some clients stay for a few sessions, some for a few years, depending on individual circumstances.

Counselling works best on a weekly basis, generally at the same time each week but I am aware that this isn't always possible. I therefore offer flexibility in session times and in some cases we can discusses this on a week by week basis, and in other cases some people prefer a fixed time each week.

I also offer fortnightly sessions and some clients find this works for them. However this can sometimes be restricted.

There is always the possibility of booking a one-off session if there is a particular matter you would like to discuss.


One-to-one Sessions:
Between £40-60 per 50 minute session for individual therapy depending on individual circumstances.
We will negotiate this fee either prior to, or during your first session.

Couples Sessions:
Between £60-£70 per 50min session for couples therapy depending on individual circumstances.
We will negotiate this fee either prior to, or during your first session.

Low Cost Sessions:
I do keep some low cost spaces available for those who are either students, people on low income, on unemployment benefits or unwaged. Proof of receipt of benefits / low income must be provided where applicable. If you feel that you may be eligible for low cost sessions, please make contact with me and we can negotiate a fee based on your ability to pay.
Please also be aware that from time to time I have to operate a waiting list for these spaces.

Cancellations and Fee revisions:
If you have to cancel a booked session I require 48 hours notice and I will always try to rearrange. Where this is not possible, I may have to make a charge.

Fees are revised periodically and I will always give you notice of changes. If we work together for more than 6 months, I would appreciate a month’s notice of leaving.

Further information

I have full Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance and I also have regular supervision. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Code of Ethics for good practice.

I hold an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS) formerly known as a Criminal Bureau Check (CRB).

Maps & Directions

Bishops Stortford, CM23 2JU

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:

Types of client

Young people
Older adults