Ruth Buckland Counselling Bromley, Kent

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I am a qualified, experienced Counsellor who offers a welcoming, confidential and non judgemental counselling service where you can try and make sense of your life. As a registered member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I work within their ethical framework and this service is accessible to Bromley, Beckenham and South East London.

Both Men and Women find talking therapy can really help, leaving them feeling much better emotionally and more in control. Sometimes friends and family are not available to listen or to close to the problem. Counselling and Psychotherapy is about building a trusting, open relationship between client and counsellor 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. I welcome everyone, regardless of their age, gender, sexual orientation, race , culture, ethnic origin.

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. All too often we can under-value our emotional well being and ignore warning signs. 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 unexpectedly, creating a situation that is too difficult to see away ahead. This may then cause confusion, anxiety, stress and depression preventing you from leading the life that you want for yourself.

"I never realised how much I could change in my life, you gave me the time and space to do it".*

I am committed to helping you explore your thoughts and feelings, recognise the choices you have and then help you find a positive way forward at a pace to match and respect your needs. 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.

Clients come to my service with a wide range of issues including:

  • 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

  • Domestic Violence and Abuse Counselling

    I have worked in this field for over a decade and I understand the impact of living in a violent and abusive relationship, when staying seems the only option as leaving it seems impossible. 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. For more about my counselling approach please click here .

    This specialist Domestic Abuse counselling service is accessible to all areas of South East London.

    "Thank you for believing me, I thought this was a normal relationship and that I was going mad."*

    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 and can be more solution focused, using different techniques and strategies to help your situation. 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.

    The first step to see if counselling may benefit you, would be to contact me by phone on 07593 233911 or click here to email me. We can discuss your situation and if you would like arrange a free initial consultation session. At this initial session we can then discuss 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

    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