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 to include depression, anxiety, low self esteem, abuse, self harm and addiction. I have experience of facilitating bespoke therapeutic groups for adults and young people. In 2013 I completed extra counselling training to allow me to work therapeutically with children and young people. I have gained a wealth of experience  counselling children and young people within charities, organisations and in schools and other venues, working one to one and in groups. I have successfully written an 8 week course which I continue to deliver to  groups of young people to support their emotional wellbeing, self esteem and to build resilience through developing strategies and learning life skills . I facilitated a support group for 2 and a half years which supported some of the young people completing the course in maintaining healthy levels of self esteem. 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 am currently delivering such groups in the Harrogate area.
I have experience working as a Case Manager and Telephone Counsellor for a Wellbeing at Work organisation in Harrogate. I am also an Associate Counsellor for an organisation and a charity who work with adults, children, young people and  families to improve relationships and support a wide variety of presenting issues. I am also an Affiliate counsellor currently working with clients with work related and/or personal issues.

My Practice

I provide a professional and confidential practice. I see clients in comfortable and tasteful practice rooms in Harrogate town centre close to the bus and rail network. There is also 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. You are welcome to call me to discuss your needs with no obligation. My current fees are listed below.

How can I help?

Because my training is person centred/integrative this means I am able to work with you in such a way that best suits your needs. When we have met we will be able to discuss together how best to address the issues you bring and we can continue to review what is helping as we go along.

I am passionate about supporting you on your journey towards an improved way of living.  I will work with you in a caring and non-judgemental way. I value, respect and recognise each person's uniqueness and individuality and use ideas and philosophies from a variety of therapeutic approaches in response to differing client needs.Counselling therapies I offer are listed below.
I can work with you on long or short term issues. In short term work I am able to use my skills and experience to encourage a focus on your aims and objectives with regular reviews and working towards realistic goals. My experience of delivering telephone counselling sessions means you can ask me for sessions 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.


I have a current interest in mindfulness and I have attended an 8 week MBCT course to allow me to use mindfulness personally. I regularly practice mindfulness in my own life. If you are interested I am more than happy to use mindfulnss within your sessions.
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.

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)                                   

Gam Care (supporting problem gambling)                                                                 

Creativity in Counselling

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

Free initial telephone consultations available
Group work fees variable

Please contact me for more details

Further information

I am a trained mindfulness teacher for children and 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 developing resilience. Please get in touch for more details.

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

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