Maggie Buckley Registered MBACP (Accred).

Maggie Buckley Registered MBACP (Accred).


North Yorkshire


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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.

My training is Humanistic/ integrative Counselling which means I can work with people’s individuality and uniqueness in a caring, supportive and non judgemental way. I integrate ideas and philosophies from other counselling models such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA) and solution 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

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


I have a current interest in mindfulness and I have completed an 8 week MBCT course which has enriched the use of mindfulness in my personal life. I continue to regularly practice mindfulness for myself. If you are interested in mindfulness I am willing to explore this with you if you wanted to. 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 11 to 18 years. I have recently  taught a 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

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 have worked as a Case Manager and Telephone Counsellor for a Wellbeing at Work Organisation.

My current work is with a local Charity, 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 11 and 18.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

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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

Further information

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

Maps & Directions

Harrogate, HG2
Harrogate, HG1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Day time and evening appointments and some Saturday morning appointments available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme