Mark Archer

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MBACP (ACCRED), BSc (Dual Hons), PG Diploma
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Bishops Stortford CM23 & London NW6
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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


£60.00 - £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information


One-to-one Sessions:
Between £60-70 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 £70-80 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).

Bridge Street, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2JU

20 Lonsdale Road, Queens Park, London, Greater London, NW6 6RD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)


Mark Archer
Mark Archer