Counselling for Adults

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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.

Online Counselling Service

We are now taking referrals for our 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.

Click here to find out more 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


Talking Therapies booklet

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 and we will get back to you to discuss your individual needs.

Click here to find out more about services for young people

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.

To download and complete an application form, please click here.

To read our Volunteer Placement Agreement, please click here.