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About me

About my service:

I offer a friendly and confidential one-to-one counselling service supporting adults and young people with bereavement and loss, anxiety, depression, stress and relationship issues; including physical and emotional abuse.

The aim of my service is to listen and understand you, help you address your problems and support you to lead a more fulfilled life.

I am available for appointments on Monday, Friday and limited availability on Thursday evenings (please see times to the left of this page).

Please contact me either via mobile or email to enquire further about my service or to book a free 20-30min telephone/on-line consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Level 5) accredited through the National Counselling Society and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP).

Since 2015 i have worked as a counsellor in private practice supporting clients with various mental health difficulties. In addition to my private practice I work for the children's mental health charity Place2Be managing a counselling and well-being service within a local primary school.

My other roles include volunteering for the national bereavement charity Cruse supporting adults and young people with bereavement and loss

My counselling experience has involved working with clients presenting with a number of issues including bereavement and loss, anxiety and depression, suicide, developmental trauma, relationship problems and physical and emotional abuse.

I have a particular interests in attachment theory, developmental trauma, bereavement/grief and children & young peoples counselling.

Recent training includes:

  • Feb 2021 - A short guide to what every psychological therapist should know about working with psychiatric drugs
  • Sep 2020 - BACP The changing landscape of college and school based counselling
  • Sep 2020 - BACP Private Practice 2020: Communication: Can you understand me?
  • Aug 2020 - Responding to Domestic Abuse
  • Oct 2019 - Safeguarding Children: Gangs and CSE
  • Jun 2019 - BACP on-line CPD Hub: Supporting children who have experienced early years’ trauma and broken attachments on childhood development
  • Jul 2019 - Advanced Safeguarding training
  • Jun 2019 - BACP on-line CPD Hub: Difficult behaviour is the language of distress. It’s loud and clear – Who is listening?
  • May 2019 - BACP on-line CPD Hub: Making connections with an autistic brain

Quotes from previous clients:

"I saw you a few times last year...everything's been great with me in the past year, you helped me a lot." (Oct 2019)

"Thank you for all of your help so far, i can't tell you how much better i feel." (Dec 2019)

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a fully enhanced and up-to-date DBS check which enables me to work with children and young people.


My current standard charge is £35.00 per counselling session (this includes the initial assessment session).

I do offer a free 20-30min phone or on-line consultation.

For counselling students on a diploma, degree or Masters course who are required to undertake several hours of personal therapy as part of their training i offer a minimum of 6 sessions at the concessionary rate of £20.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

I do have an elderly dog who is friendly and quiet.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

My home is partly accessible but unfortunately the bathroom facilities are upstairs and the inner door to my consulting room is narrow and would not be accessible to wheelchair users. Sorry for any inconvenience.


My private practice hours are as follows:

Monday 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Thursday (evening only) 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Martyn Harby MBACP (Reg.) - Integrative Counsellor

Martyn Harby MBACP (Reg.) - Integrative Counsellor