Maxine Buckley MBACP (Accred); PG Dip; Dip Supervision

Maxine Buckley MBACP (Accred); PG Dip; Dip Supervision


07906 362256

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07906 362256

About me

Welcome to my counselling service, OpenView Counselling. The aim of my site is to give you a brief introduction to myself and the kind of work that I do, to help you decide if counselling with me is right for you.

You may have been considering counselling for some time or you may be at a crisis point in your life; whatever has prompted your visit to my site today, I can assure you of my professional approach in every aspect of our counselling relationship.

My name is Maxine Buckley and I am an experienced and qualified counsellor and clinical supervisor and I invite you to click on the above link and explore my website.


I work with a person centred approach, which is based on the relationship between the client and the counsellor. I have no stake in your decisions or fixed opinions on how you should lead your life and I will remain non-judgmental, empathic and genuine at all times.

In our sessions you will find a space to talk openly, giving you the opportunity to express any thoughts, feelings or fears and I offer you a promise that I will work with you and assist you in exploring and understanding those issues either in crisis or from a longer term, deeply embedded psychological problem. I will help you to become more aware of your own coping abilities which in time can give you the confidence to deal with both present and future situations or minimise their effect, allowing you to live a more satisfying life.

I am accreditated by the BACP and comply with the ethics of my profession but do not allow it to harness or detract from who I am; I am as unique in the counselling situation as you are in your life and whilst I offer you my qualifications and experience as a benchmark for your choice of an ethical therapist, I also offer myself, my passion for counselling and my belief in how it can help you to make changes or come to terms with situations in your life and if you are ready and willing to work with me our alliance will be a success.

I do not see a ‘typical’ client; each person is unique, and you can talk about anything in counselling (please refer to my privacy and confidentiality policy on my website) and below are just a few of the issues clients bring. If I felt I could not meet your particular needs I would help you to find someone who may be more appropriate.

Training, qualifications & experience

I live in Rossendale and work throughout East Lancashire and Greater Manchester. I hold a professional Counselling Diploma and am also a qualified Hypnotherapist, NHS Mediator, Trainer and qualified clinical supervisor offering counselling supervision to qualfied and trainee counsellors. I am an Accreditated member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am guided by the BACP ethical framework, am fully insured for practice, hold a current enhanced CRB, and undertake regular professional supervision and continued professional development.

My current work as a counsellor in the NHS and private practice and my previous work in schools, and the voluntary sector has provided me with a broad experience of successfully counselling men, women and children, through both long and short term therapy.

My counselling experience includes work in bereavement, domestic violence and substance misuse units, work for a national organisation offering therapy in schools and also operating a counselling service in hostels in the Manchester area.

Like everyone I have experienced my own personal life challenges including the stress of management in both industry and self employment and the distress caused by redundancy and I am passionate about offering others the opportunity to explore their issues.


Counselling Diploma - ABC
Therapeutic Hypnosis - ABC
Supervision Diploma - ABC
Child Therapy Training - Place2b
Alchohol and Drugs Training - ADEPT NHS
NHS training including Safeguarding, Mental Health
Mediation Diploma - NHS
Member of the BACP (Accred)
Member of Counselling panel Lancashire Mind
Associate Supervisor Freeflow, Burnley

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Child Play Therapy
Adolescent counselling



In my private practice I work from a dedicated counselling room with private access in my home in Rossendale, situated in a discreet and quiet location, providing a safe and confidential environment for us to work in. The location is close to Haslingden with convenient motorway access and I will provide the address and directions for your first visit.

I offer a free 45 minute consultation; this allows time for me to give you more information and answer any questions and time for you to explore any issues you wish to bring to counselling. If you decide my approach is right for you and we agree to continue, we would arrange a time and day to meet for your next session. There is no obligation to book further sessions and you will be free to go away and think things over before committing yourself to future work.


I offer flexible appointments to meet client needs and have set my fees to reflect today’s economic climate:

  • Appointments offered daytime, evenings and weekends
  • Sessions are 1 hour, this allows time for your arrival and settling in time, 50 minutes therapy and time to check out before leaving
  • Payment at the end of each session by cash or cheque


  • Consultation Session (45 mins approx) - Free of charge
  • Full Sessions - £35
  • Reduced fees are available for Trainee Counsellors


Full details of my counselling service can be found on my website and includes:

  • My experience in H.R. management and training enables me to offer a service tailored to your individual business
  • Telephone, email and counselling at other locations available
  • Hypnotherapy

Further information

i am also a qualified clinical supervisor offering supervision to qualified and trainee counsellors and my current rate if £40 for qualified counsellors and £30 for trainee counsellors.

Maps & Directions

Rossendale, BB4

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme