Telephone: 01494 440 199                                                                           Email: enquiries@southbuckscounselling.org 

Who We Are

All counsellors at South Bucks Counselling are either fully qualified or  undertaking accredited counselling training. All of our counsellors are closely supervised in order to ensure that the psychological help we offer you is of the highest possible standard. As an agency we adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions.

Counsellors at South Bucks Counselling have trained in the psychodynamic model, and as such, consider that as adults we are all strongly influenced by our earliest experiences and relationships.  Counselling involves thinking about a client’s life history. Clients usually need help with current distress, so our counsellors think through immediate concerns as well as formative experiences.

Our Team

Toby Ingham Clinical Director

Toby Ingham, Clinical Director

Toby Ingham is a UKCP registered psychotherapist and BAPPS supervisor.  He is on the training committee of The Guild of Psychotherapists and is a member of The Association of Independent Psychotherapists. Toby trained in NHS at St Barts’ Hospital, and Homerton Hospital in London, he was formerly staff psychotherapist at Nightingale Hospital and trained at Promis Addiction Centre and Age Concern.

Toby joined South Bucks Counselling as a supervisor in 2017.  He has 20 years’ experience of working with people dealing with depression, low mood, anxiety states, trauma, bereavement and addictions.  His essay; 'Working with Remembered Childhood Nightmares in Adult Psychotherapy’ was recently published in the British Journal of Psychotherapy (November 2019).  

Jayne Hankinson, Supervisor

Jayne has 20 years experience in counselling and therapy, having first trained as a psychodynamic counsellor, and then as a psychoanalyst. She has a long standing relationship with South Bucks counselling, having first been a counsellor there, before proceeding her career in London for many years before returning as a supervisor. 

Margaret Bryant, Supervisor

BACP registered and accredited psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist. Margaret is also Relate registered, has a MA in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling, Certificate in Couples Counselling and Certificate in Supervision

Margaret has been a supervisor at South Bucks Counselling since 2018 and also operates her own private practice. She has experience working with individuals and couples in a variety of primary care and Third Sector settings, as well as delivering training and personal development workshops within church-based pastoral care contexts.  


Joan Bristow, Supervisor

Joan Bristow draws on over 20 years of professional experience in a wide range of settings. She currently works in private practice as a psychodynamic psychotherapist as well as a qualified supervisor at South Bucks Counselling and further local practices. Joan has a keen interest in training and has been involved locally, teaching on Certificate and Diploma Courses, and has led many workshops. Joan has completed a MA on her special interest, working with adults who are on the autistic spectrum.  


Placements & Volunteers

If you would like information about training placements or would like to be a member of our counselling team at South Bucks Counselling, please contact us on 01494 440 199, or email us at enquiries@southbuckscounselling.org.

We are always grateful for volunteers to help in various roles at the agency so please do also get in touch if you would like to be a part of the team.


Supporting Wycombe Lottery

Wycombe Lotto is a weekly lottery that raises money for good causes in the Wycombe District and offers players a chance to win prizes each week. As a nominated charity, for every £1 ticket, 60p goes towards a good cause. If you would like to support South Bucks Counselling or to find out more, please click here.

Every year the directors write an annual report as part of their role to provide up to date information on the agency.  If you are interested in reading a summary of the report you can find it here.