Our service offers compassionate and confidential support to young people (aged 13-21) facing emotional and mental health challenges.
Our professional counsellors provide a safe space to explore feelings, build coping strategies and foster personal growth.
Who is this suitable for?
Our service is for young people aged 13 to 21. We exclusively serve young people living in Bucks to ensure focused and accessible support within the local community.
What can I expect?
You can expect a supportive, non-judgmental environment where our counsellors actively listen, collaborate, and help develop coping strategies and emotional resilience. You can choose between convenient face-to-face and online (using a secure link) counselling appointments.
Our main objective is to provide a confidential counselling service that caters specifically to young people, regardless of age, gender, sexuality, disability, religion, or background. We operate independently from GPs and other Statutory Agencies. We will only report concerns to other agencies if we have worries about the safety of a service user or someone they tell us about.
Individuals will be offered an initial appointment to ensure that our service is suitable for them. Following this, they will be allocated a dedicated counsellor and offered weekly counselling sessions, each lasting 50 minutes.
Please be aware that due to high demand for this service, there may be a waiting list for ongoing counselling. We strive to accommodate everyone as efficiently as possible and appreciate your understanding during this time.
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.
This service is free.
How can I access this service?
We’d love to hear from you. Please click on one of the buttons below to complete an online referral form or contact [email protected] or call 01494 463364.
For young people aged 13 to 16 years, we will require a parent/guardian to complete the form. Young people aged 17 to 21 years can self-refer.
The privacy and security of young people seeking counselling are of utmost importance to us. We adhere to strict data protection practices to ensure the confidentiality of their information. All data collected, including personal details and session notes, is stored securely on encrypted servers with restricted access. Our Counselling Team undergoes regular training to maintain the highest standards of data protection and confidentiality.
We never share any sensitive information without explicit consent from the young person and their parent/guardian.
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.