Jennifer Bufton

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BSc (Hons), DipHE MBACP (Accred)
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Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I have over 10 years counselling experience and trained in advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Gestalt Therapy . I offer counselling to adults and young people from a safe secure counselling room in the Eastleigh area. I am a Lecturer in Counselling and an experienced and qualified Supervisor. I am dynamic in my way of working and non-judgemental.

If you are looking for help with anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, loss, bereavement, diagnosis, trauma, or other life challenges, counselling can give you the confidential space and support to explore these issues.

CBT is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for common mental health conditions, like depression and anxiety. I will work with you to help you focus on the "here and now" helping with your awareness of how past events may have shaped your thinking and behaviours, enabling you to adapt your thoughts and behaviours and learn tools and strategies to manage them.

You are the expert on you and counselling isn't about being told what you should or shouldn't do, it is a non-judgemental welcoming environment for you to work through decisions, strategies and find ways to live your life in a way that you are happy with. 

Alongside my private practice I work for Abby's Heroes a local Cancer Charity. I am also a Lecturer in Counselling teaching level 5 & BSc Hons in Counselling. I am also a clinical supervisor for Eastleigh Youth Counselling Service providing Supervision to counsellors working within Schools and in the community. 

I am an accredited registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS certificate.

If you have any queries please contact me by phone, email or through my website I will offer a free 30 minute telephone consultation for you to explore how I can help, giving you information about me and how I work. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and experienced Gestalt and CBT Counsellor. I have extensive experience of working with young people and this reflects in my up to date diverse way of working. I hold a CPCAB Level 6 in Supervision. I also have specialised training of working with bereavement and loss.

My Qualifications and Training

BSc Hons Advanced CBT (First Class Honours)        
CPCAB Level 6 in Supervision (2021)
Higher Education Level 5 Diploma in Counselling (2014)    

Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
Building Trauma Informed Practice 
Currently studying Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 
Family therapy
Safeguarding Children
Online Safety 
The Prevent Duty 
Mental Wellbeing in Children and Young People     
Awareness in Bereavement Care level 2    
Counselling clients that have experienced Domestic Violence        A Childs Grief training
Child Sexual Exploitation
Universal 1 training on Sex and Relationship Education                
Universal 2 training on Sex and Relationship Education                
Working with children who have been sexually abused            
Team Teach Training
Attachment in the early years

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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


£60.00 - £70.00

Additional information

50 minute counselling session in the comfort of your own home £65 per session (May vary based on location)

50 minute counselling session in a safe secure counselling room £60 per session

50 minute Family Therapy session £70 per session

Payment can be made by cash on the day of your appointment or a bank transfer.

Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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PVG Scheme

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams


In person

I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor with over 12 years counselling experience. I trained in CBT (BSc Hons) & Gestalt (DipHE). I am also a lecturer.

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Jennifer Bufton
Jennifer Bufton