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Our Purpose:
We are a charity mental health service, run by volunteers, offering low cost counselling for our community.

Many of us experience times during our life when we are feeling emotionally challenged. We struggle to cope and to make sense of our thoughts and feelings. This might be triggered by grief, stress, relationship changes, anxiety or a number of other factors.  

When you find the right therapist, someone you can talk to and connect with, recovery can really begin.  The right therapist will work with you to navigate to a place where you can once again feel able to cope and manage your thoughts and feelings.

South Bucks Counselling is a non-profit charity which has been practising in the heart of High Wycombe for over 30 years. We have a team of  skilled therapists with a variety of experiences,  so we can provide the right person to work with you.
“I really connected with my therapist and felt I could talk
about anything. We quickly got to some difficult problems, which was tough, but I began to feel I was relieved of the stress” .  Client

Our Values

Quality: the highest standards of service

Simplicity: a focus on what matters 

Responsiveness: we don’t leave people waiting

What can we help you with?

Our expert counsellors can help you deal with a number of issues;

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship problems
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Anger
  • Feelings of insecurity
  • Feelings around redundancy

How we work with you?

Your counselling will start with an assessment meeting lasting up to 1 hour. During this time, one of our senior counsellors will spend time talking through your problems, and getting to know you as an individual. You will get to understand what SBC can offer you, and how it could help you work through your challenges. Following this assessment session you will be matched with a suitable counsellor who will work with you to overcome your obstacles and help you find the right framework to thrive emotionally.  We offer up to 24 weeks of individual one-to-one adult counselling.

We focus on psychodynamic counselling. This means we take into account your life history and what’s been important to you as you’ve grown up as well as where you are today.  All of your counselling is confidential. This form of therapy enables your counsellor to get a deeper perspective on your situation, providing a stronger treatment, so you are better able to deal with present and future challenges.


The charge for your initial assessment session is £30.00, and the assessment will last up to 60 minutes.

At the assessment meeting we will work out fees for your ongoing counselling, depending on your circumstances, our maximum fee is £45.00 per 50 minute session.

As a non-profit making charity, our aim is to provide affordable therapy for those who need it. We do understand that not all of our clients can afford this amount and smaller contributions are of course acceptable. This will be discussed at assessment.

As your weekly appointment time is reserved for you to ensure your therapy is consistent, it will not be offered to anyone else. Therefore, if you cancel or miss an appointment, we do require you to make your weekly financial contribution. Of course we will do our utmost to find an alternative time for you during the week to avoid this, so please provide as much notice as possible.

We are open from 9am until 8pm Monday to Friday.

Wheelchair Access

Owing to the design of The Cottage, the building we are based in, we are unable to offer wheel chair access,
but we are able to offer online video counselling.