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We provide high quality one-to-one counselling to adults with a variety of mental health needs.

We can work with people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, loss, relationship issues, difficulties with anger, recovery from traumatic events or are struggling to cope with the pressures of life.

Who is this suitable for?

We can offer counselling to people over the age of 18. Our service may not be suitable for some people, but this will be decided between you and the counsellor during the initial appointment.

We can also work with organisations to provide counselling for employees. For more information, please contact our Adult Counselling Service Lead via email: [email protected]

What can I expect?

Face-to-face and online appointments (using a secure link) are available.

You will be allocated a dedicated counsellor and offered weekly counselling sessions, each lasting 50 minutes.

Our counselling team includes volunteers on placement, either fully qualified or trainees in at least their second year of their counselling course.

Our service is an organisational member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and our counsellors adhere to and work within the BACP Ethical Framework for the counselling professions.

We also offer Rapid Access Counselling, which offers more prompt appointments.


Buckinghamshire Mind’s Counselling Service is self-funding and, for the service to continue, it is necessary to charge a fee.

For assessment and per counselling session, a fee of between £25 and £40 will be agreed.

To find out more about our Fees, please click here.

How can I access this service?

If you would like to refer yourself to our counselling service, we’d love to hear from you. Please click on the button below to complete an online referral form or call us on 01494 463364.

Alternatively, you can download, complete and return the self-referral form below.

Do you need help urgently?

Please note, while our Counselling services are here to support you, we are not a crisis intervention service and unable to provide immediate support. 

To talk to someone out of hours, the following services can offer listening support:

  • Bucks Mind Safe Haven open 6.00pm – Midnight: 01296 453017 or 01494 218098
  • Samaritans open 24 hours 7 days a week:Freephone 116 123
  • CALM helpline from 5pm – Midnight via phone or WhatsApp: 0800 58 58 58 

You can also find out more about urgent support here.

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Counselling Services leaflet

If you feel you require any support to access this service, for example hearing loop, translator or mobility aids, please call 01494 463364 or email [email protected] and we will get back to you to discuss your individual needs.


Volunteer Counselling Placements with Buckinghamshire Mind

We welcome applications for Volunteer Counselling Placements. Counsellors seeking a voluntary placement must be at an advanced stage of training e.g. as a minimum you must have completed a foundation/certificate level counselling course (or equivalent) and be in the second year of a counselling diploma or equivalent. We do not consider applicants on a distance learning course. Applicants should have at least 50+ supervised hours of clinical experience.

We are also looking for trainees who have further training or experience of working specifically with younger people and/or adults.

Download the Counselling for Adults PDF

Volunteer Counsellor Application Form

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