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.

Up until recently most of my work has been offered face to face, but I have also been working as a telephone counsellor for over 4 years, having had training and experience in my previous role as Case Manager and telephone counsellor.

As well as face to face and by telephone, I am also offering counselling online via zoom. This has become a successful and safe way of working for many people in the current times of difficulty.

My training is Humanistic/ integrative Counselling 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 if it was desired, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA) and outcome focussed 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, trauma, abuse, self esteem and confidence and managing difficult emotions.
I currently facilitate group and one to one therapy for children and young people with an aim to offer life skills, promote resilience, improve self esteem and confidence, reduce anxiety 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 am currently running bespoke courses with Simon Oldroyd within schools and organisations. For further information about us please visit www.sperosupport.co.uk

My Practice

I provide a professional and confidential practice and work from comfortable and tasteful practice rooms in Harrogate town centre close to the bus and rail network. There is free disc parking available. I also work from practice rooms just outside of the town centre with 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 mindfulness I am willing to explore this with you if you are interested, and I am able to integrate mindfulness within counselling sessions.
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 and I have recently  taught the 10 session mindfulness course (.b) to classes within a secondary school.

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

Further Training

Comprehensive Child Protection Pathway (CCPP Level 2)

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 my Private Practice and with SPERO counsellors, a local Charity, a Private Counselling Organisation, Employee Assisted Programmes, and Counselling and Group Work within schools. I am also currently available to teach mindfulness within schools to children and young people aged between 7 and 11 years and 11 and 18 years.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Additional information

From £50 per hour for face to face counselling

£45 per hour for telephone counselling

Group work fees available upon request

Free initial telephone consultations available

A limited number of concessions are currently available from £35 per hourly session (please contact me for more information on fees)


Day time and evening appointments and some Saturday morning appointments available

Further information

If you would like more information about therapeutic and/or mindfulness courses being delivered in your area please contact me.

North Yorkshire


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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.