Ruth Buckland Counselling Bromley, Kent

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Qualified, experienced Counsellor who is registered member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer a safe and confidential counselling service for adults from my home in Bromley, which is easily accessible, not only to all of Bromley, but Hayes, Shortlands, West Wickham, Beckenham, Orpington and South East London.

My Aim

As your counsellor, I will listen and support you. Together we can gain a better understanding of your situation. Sometimes when emotions run high it can be difficult to understand our feelings, let alone manage them, making everything feel overwhelming.

All too often we can ignore warning signs, burying the problems and pushing them to the back of the mind. Unfortunately they can bounce back into your mind unexpectedly, creating a situation that is too difficult to see away ahead. Confusion, anxiety, depression and stress may occur along with other difficulties that may prevent you from leading the life that you want for yourself. This is where our work together can help you look at steps to take control of your life in a healthy productive way.

As your counsellor I will create a sense of safety and trust with a space that is free of prejudices or judgement. This calm environment will help you to feel you can explore what is going on for you, look at your struggles and, as everyone is unique, find the best ways forward for you at a pace to match and respect your needs. To learn more about how I work click here .

"Coming to see you makes me feel much calmer and able to deal with life, looking at my choices so that I have options ".*

What I can help with

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

  • Both men and women find therapy helpful as sometimes friends and relatives are too close to the problem or not available to listen. I welcome everyone into my counselling service, regardless of their age, gender, sexual orientation, race, culture or ethnic origin.

    Domestic Violence and Abuse Counselling

    I understand the impact of living in a violent and/or abusive relationship, when staying seems the only option as leaving it seems impossible. No one deserves to be abused and everyone has the right to feel safe. However, I will never tell you to leave the relationship nor will I tell you to stay but, I can help you to look at your choices even when your situation feels overwhelming.
    For more about my domestic violence and abuse counselling approach please click here .

    "I knew my relationship was not right but I did not realise it was abusive and how controlled I was, thank you"*

    This specialist Domestic Abuse counselling service is located in Bromley, within easy walking distance of Bromley South Station. The counselling practice is located in a quiet room in my home with good transport links to Hayes, Shortlands, West Wickham, Beckenham, Elmers End, Petts Wood, Orpington, Biggin Hill, Shirley, Croydon and all South East London.

    Short or Long term counselling are both available and my knowledge of various therapeutic approaches enables me to be flexible in the session and tailor a unique service to meet your specific needs. For some people 6 sessions will be sufficient and for others an open ended therapy is more appropriate. 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.

    Contact me by phone on 07593 233911 or click here to email me if you would like to arrange a free initial consultation session. At this initial session we can discuss your situation, what prompted you to contact me and how my approach to counselling might help you, before committing to any further sessions.

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

    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 contact me, come and have a talk, see how it feels, you have nothing to lose!

    *Quote taken from the client and with their permission.


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    tel: 07593 233911