Mick Herbert PG Dip, MBACP
The Courtyard Garden (Psychotherapy and Counselling)
152 Buckingham Palace Rd
0207 730 1242 / 07535 104760
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 work as an artist, and also 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 07535-104760, 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
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Standard fees are £60 per session.
I like to offer an initial session without charge so that we can think together about what's going on for you and discuss how we might work together. This leaves us both at liberty to decide if we want to continue.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday 7am - 9pm
Types of client