Counselling for Adults

What we do

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.

How we work

Our core purpose is to provide a confidential counselling service that is available to individuals regardless of age, gender, sexuality, disability, religion or background.
We are an independent service, operating separately from GPs and other Statutory Agencies. We will only report issues to other agencies if we have concerns as to the safety of a client or
someone they tell us about. Clients will be offered an initial appointment to ascertain that we are the right service for them. Following this they will be offered weekly counselling sessions with their allocated counsellor. The duration of each session is 50 – 60 minutes. Please be aware that due to high levels of demand for this service clients may have to go onto a waiting list for their ongoing counselling to start.

Our service is an organisational member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and all our counsellors adhere to and work within the BACP Ethical Framework, and are subject to the professional conduct procedure therein.

Who we work with?

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 the counsellor and the client during the initial appointment.


Buckinghamshire Mind’s adult counselling service is self-funding and for the service to continue it is necessary to charge a fee.
Fees are discussed at the initial appointment and the amount agreed will be the fee charged for the initial appointment and all ongoing sessions.

How to access the service

Due to the high number of referrals and a growing waiting list we have had to make the very difficult decision to temporarily close referrals into our counselling services. New referrals will resume on 17th September 2018 so please call to make a self-referral after this date.  If you need support during this time please contact your GP or the NHS Healthy Minds service on 01865 901600.


Counselling for Adults leaflet

Click here to find out more about Counselling for Young People