Heidi Buckingham

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MBACP Counselling Service
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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Oakham LE15 & Grantham NG31
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

When things seem so out of our control feeling normal again can seem impossible & we can feel stuck or unable to move on. These are feelings we all experience as life throws up all sorts of unexpected twists & turns that knock us off balance.

The idea of counselling may seem like a daunting process, sharing your most intimate feelings & thoughts with a complete stranger. However sometimes talking through with friends & loved ones isn’t always ideal for various reasons. As a counsellor my aim is to help and support you through these difficult times, encouraging you to explore your emotions, thoughts & feelings. I am someone without bias who can listen to your story and then step into your world and see how it is for you; making sure that you are heard & understood.

I believe as individuals we all hold the ability to realise changes for ourselves if given the right conditions and encouragement. Counselling can help to do this by offering a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space, which allows the potential for full exploration of your own self-development.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience of working within a private clinical setting seeing clients with various difficulties. I also have experience of working for a charitable organisation providing support for survivors of sexual violence. This included men, women and children. During my time there I also worked with family members of those that had been affected by such traumatic experiences, they are often over looked and also need support.

As a registered member of the BACP, I am committed to working ethically in the best interests of the client and my profession. I am dedicated in continuing my own Professional development by attending workshops & undertaking additional qualifications so that I am able to provide you, the client, with the best possible service.

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts
  • Diploma in CBT
  • Diploma Grief & Bereavement
  • Certificate Distress, Suicide & Self Harm
  • Certificate CPD for Practice Online
  • OU/Bacp  training C19OT_1 Badge (How to do Counselling online: a Coronavirus primer')

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 - £55.00

Additional information

Individual appointments = 50/60 Minutes,  Cost per session £45

Couples/Relationship appointments = 50/60 Minutes,  Cost per session £45

Extended sessions & fees on request

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Daytime & Evening appointments

Oakham, Rutland, LE15

Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

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Heidi Buckingham
Heidi Buckingham