Mick Herbert Therapy

Training, Qualifications & Experience

"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."

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 and rigorous training institutions. WPF is one of the UK’s leading institutions for academic and clinical practice. I’ve also undertaken assessments there.

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

As a registered member of four professional bodies, I’m committed to strict ethical codes and professional standards. I am registered with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and the FPC (Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling).

You may see the BACP Code of Ethics here, if you wish.

My clinical work is consistent with the highest ethical standards required of this, and other, professional bodies. I continue my professional development, assimilating ‘leading edge’ developments and research to enhance my clinical work.

I hold full clinical insurance.

All my work is considered in Supervision, so there will always be two minds reflecting on the material you bring to our sessions.

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. The practice room here is both quiet and well-ventilated, ideally-suited to any further pandemic concerns.

Face-to-face or online, 50 minute sessions will usually take place on the same day and at the same time each week.

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