Maggie Buckley

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Registered MBACP (Accredited)
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Harrogate HG1 & HG3
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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.

How can I help?

I understand how important it is to find a counsellor who you feel comfortable with and who will best suit your needs.

I am currently working with people face to face, and remotely via telephone or online video platforms. 

My training is Humanistic/ integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy which means I  work with people’s individuality and uniqueness in a caring, supportive and non judgmental way. I am able to integrate techniques and theories from other counselling models, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA) and outcome focused therapy. I am able to work with you on long or short term issues to suit individual needs.

It is important to me that you know there will be no pressure or obligation to continue to work with me if it is not what you want. Numbers of sessions are your choice and I will be happy to guide you if that is what you want.

I am an experienced counsellor and I am qualified to work with children from age 8 years, young people and adults. I offer one to one counselling and also therapeutic group work, with a particular interest in helping people with issues to include depression, anxiety, panic ,trauma, abuse, relationships and low self esteem.

I facilitate group therapy for adults and young people with an aim to offer life skills, promote resilience, improve self esteem and confidence, reduce anxiety, improve relationships and help to manage difficult emotions.

I have written a number of bespoke courses which have been successfully delivered to many young people in the Harrogate and surrounding area. Courses are designed to be adaptable to differing needs of children and young people and use evidence based material.

I facilitate bespoke courses with Simon Oldroyd within schools and organisations. For further information about us please visit

My Practice

I provide a professional and confidential practice and work from a peaceful, private setting on the outskirts of Harrogate where there is ample free parking available. 

You are welcome to call me to discuss your needs with no obligation. My current fees are listed below.


I have a personal interest in mindfulness and I have completed an 8 week MBCT course which has enriched the use of mindfulness in my life. I continue to regularly practice mindfulness for my own self care. If you are interested in how I use mindfulness, I am willing to explore this with you, and I am able to integrate mindfulness within counselling sessions if wanted.
I have also completed training which allows me to teach mindfulness in group settings and in schools to Children and Young People aged 7 to 11 years and 11 to 18 years. My training is with The Mindfulness in Schools Project. 

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
  • Diploma in the Practice of Supervision
  • Accredited and Registered Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Further Training

Comprehensive Child Protection Pathway (CCPP Level 2)

Level 3 Safeguarding Adults

Level 3 Safeguarding Children

Working with Sexual Abuse and Sexual Exploitation

Mindfulness for Children and Young people aged 11- 18 years

Mindfulness for Children aged 7- 11 years

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (Suicide Prevention)

Gam Care (supporting problem gambling)                            

I continue to keep up to date with current and relevant training available to improve and enhance my practice.


In my earlier career I completed an extended diploma in childcare and education and worked for over 30 years, within schools and the community supporting children and young people from birth to 19 years.

I have worked as a counsellor with a number of charities and organisations supporting adults, children and young people.

I was previously employed as a Case Manager and Telephone Counsellor for a Wellbeing at Work Organisation.

My current work includes in person and remote work within my Private Practice and with SPERO counsellors, a charity , Employee Assisted Programmes, and Counselling within schools. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Areas of counselling I deal with


£55.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva

Additional information

Free initial tellephone consultations

First session Assesments- £65

Further Counselling appointments- £55

Group work fees available upon request

When I work

Day time and evening appointments available

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1

Oakwood Park Business Centre, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3BF

Type of session

In person

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

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Online platforms

Google Meet


In person

I have completed training in the practice of supervision with The Leeds Centre for Psychological Development. Please contact me for more details.

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Maggie Buckley
Maggie Buckley