Martyn Harby

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MBACP (Reg.) Counsellor CPCAB (Acc.) Clinical Supervisor
Available for new clients
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Liverpool, Merseyside, L22
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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.

The first session we have together will be an assessment of your needs and a chance for you to tell me why you have chosen to attend counselling at this time. This initial assessment takes between 1 and 1.5 hours. Every session after that is 50minutes (one therapeutic hour).

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

Training, qualifications & experience

Since 2015 I have worked as a counsellor in private practice supporting adults and young people with a range of mental health difficulties including bereavement and loss, anxiety and depression, suicide, developmental trauma, relationship problems and physical and emotional abuse. 

I qualified with 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).

My work includes supporting children and young people both as a private practitioner and with the children's mental health charity Place2Be. I have worked with children and young people presenting with many mental health difficulties and neurodivergence (e.g. ADHD, ADD and autism). 

I am a qualified clinical supervisor (Level 6 - CPCAB accredited) and since 2017 have supervised trainee and qualified counsellors in a school setting plus several years supervising bereavement volunteers for the national charity Cruse Bereavement Support.

I have previously been a bereavement volunteer (BV) for the national bereavement charity Cruse supporting adults with bereavement and loss. I am now a supervisor for Cruse supporting other BVs. 

I have particular interests in attachment theory, developmental trauma, bereavement/grief and children & young people's counselling.

Recent training includes:

  • Apr 2024 - Grief Academy Masterclass - Dr Kathryn Mannix + Dr Rachel Clarke: Supporting people towards the end of life
  • Mar 2024 - BACP Children, Young People & Families Conference 2024: Neurodiversity: the therapeutic encounter 
  • Oct 2023 - Advanced Adult Safeguarding (Place2Be)
  • Oct 2023 - Level 3 certificate in self-harm and suicide ideation (Harmless Ltd)
  • Nov 2022 - Mar 2023 Level 6 diploma in clinical supervision (accredited by CPCAB)  
  • Oct 2022 CONFER webinar - Working with Ambiguous Loss 
  • Aug 2022 Brief Solution-Focused Therapy
  • May 2022 CYP Gambling and Gaming Addiction
  • Mar 2022 Working with Depression: An integrative and creative approach
  • Oct 2021 Confer Webinar - The Trauma Series Part I: Resilience, Dissociation, and the Body Restoring Regulation, Balance, and a Sense of Self After Trauma with Dr Ruth Lanuis
  • Mar 2021 - BACP Children, Young People & Families (On-line) Conference 2021 'Weathering the storm: counselling in a changing climate'
  • 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
  • Nov 2019 - TA101: An introduction to Transactional Analysis (The Berne Centre)
  • 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
  • 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)

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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£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Standard charge

My current standard charge is £40.00 per counselling session, which includes the initial assessment. 

For supervision, my standard charge is £40 = 1 hour or £60 = 1.5 hours. 

I offer reduced fees to trainee counsellors/psychotherapists who are undertaking therapy and supervision sessions as part of their training. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

From 1st August 2024 my availability will be as follows:

Friday 9:30am - 7:00pm

Further information

Please note if you are a parent or guardian referring a child for counselling, the child must be 7 years of age or above.  

Liverpool, Merseyside, L22

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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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.

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In person

I offer a confidential and safe space for you to discuss your client caseload and to support you on your counselling journey.

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