Jean M Buck MA (Counselling and Psychotherapy) MBACP

Jean M Buck MA (Counselling and Psychotherapy) MBACP

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

07704 000 857

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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.

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


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Extensive experience in play therapy.
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Bereavement to suicide
Suicidal thinking
Chronic / Acute Depression
Learning Difficulties including Downs Syndrome
Post Abortion Trauma
Approved Counsellor with Barnardo's Adoption Agency


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

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

Further information

I am available for domicillary visits to the elderly or those who need a disabled access.

I am BACP accredited and abide by their code of ethics.

Maps & Directions

Bishop's Stortford, CM23 2ET

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Weekdays, including some evenings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme