Ruth Buckland Counselling Bromley, Kent



I am a qualified, experienced Counsellor in Bromley who is a registered member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical framework to ensure my work complies to their high standards. I offer a welcoming, approachable, confidential and non judgemental counselling service where you can begin to make sense of your life.

Many people have found talking therapies can help on the road to feeling so much better emotionally. Counselling and Psychotherapy is about building a trusting, open relationship between client and practitioner so that the client can feel safe enough to look at feelings, thought patterns and their ways of behaving. It is this unique relationship which is paramount to this process.

As your counsellor, my aim would be to support and help you to gain a better understanding of your situation without fear of being judged in anyway. It is very natural to bury problems and push them to the back of the mind. Unfortunately they can bounce back into the front of your mind, at any time unexpectedly, which may cause confusion, anxiety, stress and depression creating a situation where everyday life can be a struggle, preventing you from leading the life that you want for yourself.

I am aware of how difficult it can be to reach out for support and I am committed to helping you to explore your thoughts and feelings, recognise what choices you have and help you to find a positive way forward at the pace that matches and respects your needs. All clients are different and come with their own history and unique set of specific issues and concerns. I am trained to ask the right questions in order to establish an understanding of your situation and you can feel free ask me questions as this can enhance our relationship. So if you can relate to this and life is a struggle then counselling could be a way of helping in your position.

"I have learnt so much about myself and come along way, a great experience".*

I have experience and work with the following areas:

  • Depression, anxiety, stress, anger
  • Domestic Abuse and Domestic Violence
  • Bereavement, all area of loss - including pets
  • Isolation and loneliness
  • Bullying
  • Low self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Trauma
  • Major life changes
  • Women’s issues
  • Family issues
  • Child related issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Work-related issues and redundancy

  • Short or Long term counselling are both available and my knowledge of various therapeutic approaches enables me to be flexible in the session and also to tailor a unique service to meet your specific needs. Some issues may require counselling for a relatively short time however other issues may need longer-term, more open ended counselling. Either way we can agree a limited number of sessions initially and then review this on a regular basis, your views around this matter are vital.

    My counselling practice is located in a quiet room in my home which is within walking distance of central Bromley therefore easily accessible to all of Bromley, Hayes, Shortlands, West Wickham, Beckenham, Elmers End, Petts Wood, Orpington, Biggin Hill, Shirley, Croydon and all South East London.

    Counselling For Domestic Abuse (Domestic Violence)

    I also specialise in Domestic Abuse (Domestic Violence) and have a detailed knowledge of the impact of living in an abusive relationship. The abuse can be physical, emotional, psychological, financial and/or sexual with emotional and psychological abuse often being the most difficult to recognise. If you are forced to change your behaviour as a result of being frightened of your partner or family's reaction you are being abused and there is support for you.
    As an experienced Domestic Violence counsellor, counselling in Bromley, Beckenham and all areas of South East London is now available so for more about my approach in this field and how I can help please click here

    Fee: 40 for a 50 minute session. click here for further information

    The first step, without obligation, is to see if counselling may be beneficial so feel free to contact me by phone on 07593 233911 or click here to email me if you would like discuss the situation further and to arrange a free initial consultation session. At this session, we can then discuss what prompted you to contact me and how my approach to counselling might help you.

    Therefore whether you live in Bromley, Beckenham, Hayes, Shortlands, West Wickham, Petts Wood, Orpington, South East London or other surrounding areas, this accessible, flexible and affordable counselling service is available for you. Why not give it a go as you have nothing to lose!

    *Quote taken from the client and with their permission.


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    tel: 07593 233911