Maggie Buckley Registered MBACP (Accred).

Maggie Buckley Registered MBACP (Accred).

North Yorkshire


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North Yorkshire


About me

Hello, my name is Maggie Buckley. I am a fully qualified and insured counsellor and an accredited and registered member of BACP. I hold an Enhanced Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service which is continuously updated and allows me to work with adults, children and young people.

I qualified and graduated in 2012 and have worked as a counsellor in the voluntary sector with adults experiencing a wide range of issues. I have experience of facilitating groups for adults and young people with a focus to improve self esteem and emotional wellbeing and with an aim to build resilience and work on strategies to deal with issues to include anxiety, depression and managing difficult emotions. I have completed extra counselling training to allow me to work therapeutically with children and young people. I have gained a wealth of experience of counselling children and young people within a small charitable organisation and in schools and other venues, working one to one and in groups. I have successfully written an 8 week course which I further developed and delivered with a colleague to many groups of young people to support their emotional wellbeing and self esteem and I facilitated a support group for 2 and a half years which supported the young people completing the course in maintaining healthy levels of self esteem. I am currently delivering such groups in the Harrogate area.This work has been adapted from the therapeutic group work that I originally wrote and delivered to adults struggling with self esteem and confidence issues. My training allows me to adapt courses to best suit the needs of the attendees.
I have experience working as a case manager and counsellor for a wellbeing organisation in Harrogate. I am also an Associate Counsellor for an organisation who work with adults, children, young people and  families to improve relationships and support a wide variety of presenting issues.

I provide a professional and confidential private practice in the Harrogate area. I work from practice rooms close to the bus and rail network and there is free disc parking available. My experience and qualifications allow me to work with children from age 8 years, young people and adults. I am able to offer one to one counselling and therapeutic group work for adults, children and young people.

I am passionate about supporting you on your journey towards an improved way of living. I am a humanistic/integrative counsellor and I work with the whole person in a holistic, caring and non-judgemental way. I value, respect and recognise each person's uniqueness and individuality. I use ideas and philosophies from other therapeutic approaches in response to differing client needs.

I have a current interest in mindfulness and I have attended an 8 week course to allow me to use mindfulness personally.
I have also completed training which allows me to teach mindfulness in group settings and in schools to Children and Young People aged 11 to 18 years.

I can work with you therapeutically on long or short term issues. In short term work I am able to use my skills to encourage a focus on your aims and objectives with regular reviews and working towards realistic goals. I have experience of delivering telephone counselling sessions and so can also work with you therapeutically over the telephone if this is your preference.

Within  a therapeutic relationship I aim to patiently support and guide you through the counselling process towards finding what you are looking for and fulfilling your potential.

It is important to me that you feel comfortable during our sessions and there will be no pressure or obligation to continue to work with me if it is not what you want. An initial meeting with me will be offered to help you to decide if you would like to begin counselling sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Professional Practice)
  • Certificate in Child and Adolescent Studies and Therapeutic Skills
  • Accredited and Registered Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists

I have completed training workshops and courses on:

Mental Health Awareness
Safeguarding Adults
Safeguarding children and young people
Rape and Sexual Assault
Childhood Sexual Abuse
Sexual Exploitation
Group Work
Self Esteem
Power and responsibility
Sand therapy
Mindfulness and Meditation
Alcohol and Drug issues
Sex and Sexuality
Attachment and Trauma in children and young people
Sexual Health awareness for Young People
Cultural Difference.
Introduction to visual impairment and autism in children and young people
Humanistic therapy in a short term, outcome-focussed world, how to respond and thrive
Working therapeutically with young people; with a focus on self harm, depression and suicidal behaviour
Working with Guilt and Shame in therapy
Young People: Risky behaviour and Safeguarding
Counsellor self care
Mindfulness for Children and Young people aged11- 18
Working Humanistically with mental health issues
Working with life transitions
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (Suicide Prevention)

I continue to keep up to date with current and relevant training available to improve and enhance my practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

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£45 per hour for face to face counselling / £40 per hour for telephone counselling
£15 for an initial face to face 30 minutes no obligation consultation

Free initial telephone consultations available
Group work fees variable

Please contact me for more details

Further information

I am also a trained mindfulness teacher for young people. I completed my training with The Mindfulness in Schools Project and I am currenly available to teach  10 week mindfulness courses to groups of children and young people aged 11 to 18 years.
I am also available to deliver  8 week therapeutic courses to children and young people with an aim to improve self esteem and confidence, support managing difficult emotions and build on developing resilience.

If you would like more information about courses being delivered in your area please contact me for further details.

Maps & Directions

Harrogate, HG1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Day time and evening appointments and some Saturday morning appointments available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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