Ruth Buckland Counselling Bromley, Kent

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Qualified and experienced Counsellor who is a registered member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
My counselling practise is situated within walking distance of central Bromley so easily accessible from all of the Borough including Hayes, Shortlands, West Wickham, Beckenham, Orpington and most of South East London.
I offer a safe and confidential counselling service where you are fee to talk openly and honestly about what is going on for you.

Working through the Coronavirus situation

Due to these exceptional, uncertain times at present I can no longer offer face to face sessions; however I am able to offer Telephone, FaceTime or Skype Sessions.

Please contact me by phone on 07593 233911, 077315 933 824 or click here to email me if you would like an informal chat, have any questions about my service or to arrange a initial session. Look after yourself.

My Aim

As your Counsellor, I will listen and help you to gain a better understanding of your situation. Sometimes when emotions run high it can be difficult to know what is going on with our feelings, let alone manage them, making everything feel overwhelming and difficult to know where to start.

Therefore problems can be ignored and pushed to the back of the mind. They can then bounce back unexpectedly into your thoughts, creating a situation that is too difficult to deal with appropriately. Confusion, anxiety, depression and stress may occur along with other difficulties and this can prevent you from leading the life that you want for yourself.

I will draw on reputable theories effectively and together we can help you have a better understanding of your past, be more in control of the present and look at your choices and hopes for the future.

Every person is unique and as your Counsellor, I will tailor my approach to suit your needs. My aim is to create a sense of safety, a trusting and calm space, free of prejudices or judgement. This environment will help you to feel you can explore what is going on for you, look at your struggles and challenges with a view to helping you find the best ways forward at a pace to match and respect your needs. To learn more about how I work click here .

"Thank you for all your help and support over the last few months. My whole world crumbled when I lost my husband but I am learning to rebuild a different life, not the life I wanted, but a life I can live. Thank you Ruth "*

All genders can find therapy helpful as sometimes friends and relatives are too close to help with your struggles and dilemmas. You may feel they will not listen to you or understand you, you may feel judged.

I welcome everyone in to my service, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, culture or ethnic origin.

What I can help with

  • Depression, anxiety, stress, anger
  • Domestic Abuse/ Violence
  • Bereavement, all areas of loss
  • 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

  • I offer both short and long term counselling depending on your needs. For some clients, 6 sessions or less may be sufficient and for other clients an open ended therapy is more appropriate. Either way we can agree to a number of sessions initially and then review this on a regular basis to make sure your needs are being met; your views around this matter are vital.

    Counselling for Domestic Abuse/Violence

    I have a great insight into the impact of living in an abusive/violent relationship, when staying seems the only option, as leaving seems almost impossible. Relationships can be extremely abusive even without the violence. An abusive relationship is where one persons exerts power and control over another via a range of behaviour. The detrimental effect on the victim can be enormous.

    I would not tell you to leave the relationship nor would I tell you to stay. We can look at what is going on for you, try to understand the dynamics of the relationship and explore your choices even when your situation feels overwhelming. For more about my domestic violence and abuse trauma led counselling approach please click here .

    "I lived in this crazy world, where everything was my fault even though I felt like I had no control and no way out - I now know this is Domestic Abuse. Thank you Ruth, "*

    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 from Hayes, Shortlands, West Wickham, Beckenham, Petts Wood, Orpington, Biggin Hill, Shirley, Croydon and all South East London.

    Please contact me by phone on 07593 233911 or click here to email me if you would like an informal chat, have any questions about my service or to arrange an initial session.

    If you contact me by phone and I am not available then please leave a message, with your details and if it is safe for me to get back to you. I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you

    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.

    *Quote taken from the client and with their permission."


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