Doctor of Psychology, Chartered Psychologist.
B.A.(Hons), BPsychSci (1st Class), GDPsychSci, M.Sc., DPsych
Counselling, coaching and consulting psychologist.
Progress Psychology is the website of Dr Mick Darby. Psychological coaching, counselling and consulting can help improve health and wellbeing, and enable individuals, couples or teams to perform at a higher level. By working with me you can make progress through building confidence, improving performance, and developing resilience in the face of life’s challenges.
Individual: I work with clients to develop new skills that allow them to grow in confidence and change their unhelpful behaviours. One-to-one coaching or counselling helps to reduce psychological blockages, enhance relationships and improve careers.
Couples and relationships: I work with couples who may be experiencing difficulties or who are looking for ways to improve their relationship. Couples coaching or counselling helps to move relationships beyond unhelpful patterns of behaviour, towards meaning and love. This approach is also effective for mediating challenging workplace relationships.
Teams and organisations: When rolled out across teams, group training sessions have been shown to improve workplace performance, employee satisfaction, creativity, leadership and employee retention. Organisations also benefit from psychological training that helps to align business values with corporate branding.
Business owners and executives: Leaders and business owners can benefit from coaching in the latest evidence-based ways to overcome stress, increase performance, lead more effectively and develop values-based goals as they sustainably steer their business through changing times, or redefine their corporate direction.
Freelancers and consultants: Psychological coaching can help individuals to develop the psychological skills they need to help them work more effectively with clients and business partners, manage the ups and downs of self-employment without sacrificing work-life balance, or make better career decisions.
Progress Psychology meets clients for business and coaching sessions at a variety of locations. We commonly meet at the Members Room of Tate Modern, 8th Floor, Blavatnik Building, Bankside. Please take the lift to the 8th floor and call or text your coach upon arrival to gain access. Please note that any meetings or coaching sessions held at this address must be booked in advance, as unfortunately there is no access to non-members.
Progress Psychology clients who prefer to use private rooms for confidential meetings, can book rooms in advance, close to London Bridge and Borough Underground stations, and London Bridge mainline train station at Borough House Rooms, 4th Floor, Borough House, 78-80 Borough High Street, London SE1 1LL. Please use the 4th Floor (Borough House Rooms) buzzer upon arrival to gain access. Please note that all meeting rooms and coaching sessions must be booked in advance, so unfortunately no walk-ins are available.
I work with organisations, teams, couples and individuals, to help my clients with careers, relationships, wellbeing and confidence.
My approach helps all kinds of people to navigate life and work, by becoming less stuck in personal, relationship or workplace problems. It is based on a revolutionary psychological science called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) or Acceptance and Commitment Coaching (ACC).
- Australian Psychological Society: APS Prize for excellence
- British Psychological Society (BPS): Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol)
- BPS: Special Group in Coaching Psychology: Full Member
- BPS: Division of Counselling Psychology: In-training Member
- Association of Contextual Behavioural Science: Professional Member
- The Australian Psychologist: Article on mindfulness training
- City, University of London, Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology