Mick Herbert

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PG Dip, MBACP
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London, SW1W 9TR
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Life can be a challenge. Sometimes stress, anxiety, or low mood can be overwhelming. Whatever worries you about your psychological health, psychodynamic psychotherapy can usually help. It gives you the opportunity to look deeper into your problems. Working with me will help you express feelings and thoughts and - at times - explore earlier events, to gain insight into difficulties you may be experiencing in your current life.

I'm particularly experienced in the areas of loss and bereavement.

As a specialism, I've also been helping people battle addictions for nearly twenty-five years, and I understand the emotional challenges involved in achieving long-term sobriety. Clients often find me a valuable additional support as they embark on 12-step programmes for alcohol or drugs etc.

As an involved father to two young kids, I've also found that clients bring parenting issues to our work. It's been hugely nourishing to sit with mums and dads as they negotiate the challenging emotional dynamics of family life.

I bring diverse experiences to my therapeutic work: I ran a derivatives trading team before training as a psychotherapist, so I understand the high-pressure modern work environment and what it can take to maintain emotional balance in contemporary life.

Psychodynamic work is often viewed as the most orthodox, or conventional, of the talking therapies. I’m probably more on the relational scale of things, so you'll probably experience me as warm and welcoming. Our sessions will often feel like a safe conversation, where you'll be able to speak freely about your concerns.

To set up an initial consultation or to discuss any questions, please call me on 07940-364905.

Psychotherapy can be the single most enriching journey a human being can undergo. If you feel like beginning, I'd like to hear from you.

Training, qualifications & experience


I'm a fully-qualified Psychodynamic psychotherapist.

I have a Postgraduate Diploma (5 years) in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice from WPF Therapy in London, one of the country's most highly-respected training institutions. I have also undertaken assessments there.

I also spent time as one of the specialist psychotherapists at the addiction unit of the Nightingale in Marylebone, London's leading private mental health hospital. I have over twenty years' experience in dealing with all aspects of substance abuse, addiction and recovery, both within and outside 12-step Fellowships.

I'm a member of the BACP and my clinical work is consistent with the highest ethical standards required of this professional body. I continue my professional development, assimilating ‘leading edge’ developments and research to enhance my clinical work.

All my work is considered in Supervision, so there are two minds considering your issues.

Member organisations

BACP
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

Areas of counselling I deal with

Fees

£85.00 per session

Additional information


Standard fees are £85 per session.



When I work

Monday - Friday 7am - 9pm

Further information

I'm able to offer therapy by zoom and telephone for those unable to attend the Victoria practice in person.

When looking for premises, I found the large private gardens here in SW1 a significant factor - and my clients feel that to have this calm, contemplative space as theirs to relax in before or after a session can complement the work superbly.

Therapy is an experience where some things may be shared for the first time. Everything discussed within sessions will remain strictly confidential, as will all contact, whether via email or telephone.

4th Floor, 142 Buckingham Palace Rd, Victoria, London, SW1W 9TR

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom