Martyn Harby MBACP
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 currently take place at my home in Waterloo. I also offer on-line counselling through Zoom or Google Meet
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).
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 adult clients with bereavement and loss as well as supervising volunteers.
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
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/consultation session).
I do offer a concessionary rate 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.