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Jean M Buck MA (Counselling and Psychotherapy) MBACP

Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2ET
07704 000 857 07704 000 857 Registered / Accredited
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2ET

About me

I deeply respect that for most people, contacting a Counsellor takes a great deal of courage.

Accredited as a BACP therapist I offer both long and short term confidential therapy to couples, individuals, primary school children and adolescents.

Appointments are during the day and most evenings Monday - Friday.

I have practiced as a BACP accredited Counselling Psychotherapist in various organizations including a local GP surgery and Place2Be for many years but have worked independently since April 2006.

Possible issues about which people need to talk include: addictions, anxieties, bereavement (sometimes due to suicide, still birth, miscarriage and abortion) childhood abuse, depression, domestic violence, relationship issues, suicidal thinking and school/work related stress.

My work with addictions is based on the 12 Steps and drawn from a programme initiated within the Priory Group.

I am qualified with CareConfidential to counsel people struggling with Post Abortion Syndrome.

I am an approved Counsellor with BARNARDO'S ADOPTION Agency - offering counselling to anyone who has been affected by the issue of adoption or fostering.

Children and young people bring their own world of situations: compulsive hand washing, bullying, hair pulling, confusion about parent disagreements, silence concerning abuse, anxieties about sexual relationships and a general sense of feeling 'lost'. This list is by no means exhaustive, so please ring 07704 000 857 for more information.

In April 2011 I concluded volunteering one day each week ( for 7 academic terms ) counselling children at a Primary School in Harlow. I was privileged to offer more than 200 hrs working with children aged 5 - 11, mostly one to one but also in groups.

Although the majority of my work is with adults, over the last few years there has been a substantial increase in the number of children and young people who come to see me privately. I have recently refurbished a larger consulting room in order to accommodate a separate area for children. Ring me: 07704 000 857 if you are concerned about your child or teenager.

My husband and I are trained foster carers and have fostered long term.

I am a practising Christian and worship regularly at a local church.

1, Northgate End is located in the centre of Bishop's Stortford with easy access to the Main line railway station and junction 8 of the M11. Travelling by car? Free parking is available to the rear of the building in Half Acre Lane.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling (2yr training) including Person Centred and Psychodynamic approaches.

Post Grad Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy Integrative (2yr training) including Solution Focussed, CBT, Mindfulness and Stress management.

MA Counselling and Psychotherapy (Distinction): Dissertation Relating to the Stigma Associated with Suicidal Thinking and Bereavement to Suicide. (This can be read online - simply Google 'Jean M Buck' and scroll.)

Certificate in Post Abortion Counselling. (CareConfidential)

Approved Counsellor with Barnardo's Adoption Agency - LINK trained.

Play therapy training with Place2Be. More than 200 volunteered hours counselling children.

CPD Training: "Addiction Counselling" - using the 12 steps.

Several years counselling at a local GP surgery.

In Private Practice since April 2006.

BACP accredited.

I am qualified as a State Registered Nurse - specialising in Neurological Disorders.

Prior to working as a therapist I was a Supervised contact worker enabling children in care to have time with their biological families.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Extensive experience in play therapy.
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Bereavement to suicide
Suicidal thinking
Chronic / Acute Depression

Post Abortion Trauma
Approved Counsellor with Barnardo's Adoption Agency

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Photos & videos


Fees vary but reflect my experience and training and are available on request.

Providing for WPA and other INSURANCE companies ( not including BUPA ).

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Further information

Qualified by Barnardos to work with people facing difficulties surrounding adoption and fostering.

I have been BACP accredited since September 2007 and abide by their code of ethics.

Room 4
1 Northgate End
Bishop's Stortford
CM23 2ET

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

1, Northgate End is situated in the centre of Bishop's Stortford and easily accessible by bus or train. Free parking is available for those who prefer to drive. The Counselling room is up one flight of stairs - there is no lift available.


Weekdays, including some evenings.

Using Doxy.me a secure and recommended service for Therapy Online.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Jean M Buck MA (Counselling and Psychotherapy) MBACP

Jean M Buck MA (Counselling and Psychotherapy) MBACP