Martyn Harby MBACP
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and continuity of service:
Due to the coronavirus pandemic and government advice on social distancing i am currently holding on-line counselling sessions via Zoom only until further notice.
I am acceping new clients. Please email or call me to book an initial consultation.
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.
Sessions take place at my home in Waterloo although home visits will be taken into consideration if you are unable to travel. I also offer on-line counselling through Zoom.
Please contact me either via mobile or email to enquire further about my service or to book an initial consultation.
Please note I am only available for appointments on Monday and Friday (please see times to the left of this page).
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).
I have over five years experience of counselling clients and as well as running my own counselling service 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 adult clients 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 interest in attachment theory and how this connects to our everyday lives and state of being.
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)
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My current standard charge is £35.00 per counselling session (this includes the initial assessment/consultation session).
I do offer concessionary rates of £25.00 per session 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.