Simon Buckland MSc MBACP
A presence of calm compassion in turbulent times, accessibly priced and available online or face to face. I offer professional counselling to anyone who is struggling or sometimes feeling overwhelmed. Perhaps you're at a crossroads in your life, or you just can't see a clear way forward. Or maybe you're suffering from anxiety or depression which is difficult to handle.
I provide compassionate support and guidance, to help you to find clarity and sense of purpose again. I will enable you to find ways of dealing with even your darkest and most difficult times. Depending on your specific situation, you should notice a difference in your quality of life within six to twelve sessions.
Above all, I aim to create a supportive and positive space where you can be heard with sympathy and without judgement. I believe that all our sufferings and difficulties have the potential to make us more compassionate, more resilient and more alive as people. That transformation is what I will try to help you to achieve.
Training, qualifications & experience
I’m a trained and qualified counsellor, with a diploma from the Psychosynthesis Trust, London, and several years of experience.
I’m a full member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I’ve trained in intimacy and relationships with Jan Day, and in couples counselling with Relate. I've also had many years of personal psychotherapy.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £35 per 50-minute session (£50 for couples). Please contact me for further information, for details of availability, or to make a booking