Mick Herbert PG Dip, MBACP
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.
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 may 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, or visit the practice website - you may find that one of my five highly-qualified practice partners is the best fit for you:
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 currently undertake assessments there. I'm co-founder and Director of The Courtyard Garden Psychotherapy and Counselling practice in Victoria.
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.
I have over twenty years' experience in dealing with all aspects of substance abuse, addiction and recovery, both within and outside 12-step Fellowships.
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
Monday - Friday 7am - 9pm
I'm able to offer therapy by Skype and telephone for those unable to attend the Victoria practice in person.
If you need sessions at a specific time that I can't accommodate, it’s likely that one of my practice partners can, so you won't have a wait to get the high quality help you need. We have flexible consulting hours to help you fit therapy around your work and other life commitments.
When looking for premises, the partners and I found the large private gardens here in SW1 a significant factor - and our 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.