Counselling for Adults

Counselling for Adults COVID-19 Update

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we at Buckinghamshire Mind are closely following the Government’s guidelines on health and safety measures regarding social distancing.

In light of this, the Counselling for Adults is still accepting referrals and providing help and support to those who need it via phone and video calls but, unfortunately, we are unable to provide any face-to-face contact. This safety measure is being reviewed regularly as we understand the importance of being able to see someone in person.

To refer yourself, please use the self-referral form located at the bottom of this page.

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 about the safety of a service user or someone they tell us about. Individuals 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, individuals 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 our counsellors adhere to and work within the BACP Ethical Framework for the counselling professions.

New Online Counselling Service

We are now taking referrals for our new ONLINE COUNSELLING service where counselling takes place from your home or another safe and confidential space that you have access to, using your PC or other mobile devices. This service is online face-to-face using a secure link, not an instant messaging service.

Our aim is to improve accessibility for people who face barriers to attending counselling in person. Below are some examples:

  • Working hours that make it hard to attend
  • Difficulties accessing transport
  • Carers or parents
  • Have a disability or a long-term health condition
  • Living in a rural Buckinghamshire area
  • Life situations that make it difficult to leave your home

Online counselling could also be a first step someone takes in reaching out for support.

Click below to find out more about ONLINE COUNSELLING

Information about Online Counselling

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 individual during the initial appointment.

We can also work with organisations to provide counselling for employees. For more information, please contact the Counselling Team Lead via email:


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.

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

How to access the service

If you would like to refer yourself to our counselling service please call us on 01494 463364, or you can download the form below and send it to us.

Self-referral form


Counselling for Adults leaflet

Click here to find out more about services for young people