Mick Herbert Psychodynamic psychotherapist , SW1W


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.

In addition, 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 email me on [email protected] Alternatively, visit my 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 and qualifications

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.


Standard fees are £60.

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.



Types of therapy:
Psychodynamic Relational Issues often worked with:
AddictionAnger/violenceAnxietyBereavementDepressionInterpersonal relationships

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152, Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 9TR
The Courtyard Garden Counselling and Psychotherapy
152, Buckingham Palace Road