About me

I am a Psychotherapist and Counsellor in Wokingham in Berkshire, I have been working within mental health since 2005. I received my training in psychotherapy and counselling at the University of Roehampton where I received the qualification of Doctor of Psychology in Psychotherapy and Counselling. I have worked at the Cardinal Clinic in Windsor, The Priory in London, Wokingham Psychology at Woosehill Medical Centre and for the Berkshire Eating Disorder Service within Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. My positions have included senior management as well as in a clinical capacity.  My approach to counselling and psychotherapy is to see the client as an individual taking into consideration their life experiences including cultural, social and family dynamics. I help people who have been diagnosed with a wide range of psychiatric disorders however place more emphasis on the person's experiences than the name of any diagnosis they come to see me about.

Additional mental health and counselling expertise

In addition to general mental health and life difficulties I have an interest in the relationship between food and mood and between 2015 and 2017 facilitated the Eating Distress and Dietary Chaos psychological group programme within the Eating Disorder service at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. In 2016 and 2017 I was a member of the British Psychological Society's (BPS) eating disorder working group resource committee and currently am a professional advisor to a national Eating Disorder charity called Anorexia Bulimia Care, providing input in relation to the psychological implications of unhealthy relationships with food.

As well as working with adults I have experience with working with children and young people, I am a mental health advisor to a private school in Berkshire and the independent listener to another private boarding school in Berkshire. I have access to a number of child and adolescent psychiatrists and psychologists and am able to refer on when appropriate.

My Professional Memberships include:

 

  • The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

  • The British Association for Counselling Psychotherapy (BACP)

  • The Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA)

  • The Southern Association for Psychotherapy and Counselling (SAFPAC)​

  • The British Psychological Society Eating Disorders Working Group Committee (BPS)

My training includes: ​

  • Doctor of Psychology in Psychotherapy and Counselling (PsychD) - Department of Psychology, Roehampton University

  • Advanced Practitioner Programme - Department of Psychology, Roehampton University

  • MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy - Roehampton University

  • Post Graduate Diploma Counselling & Psychotherapy

  • Post Graduate Certificate - Roehampton University

  • BA (Hons) - Buckinghamshire University

In addition to the above university courses I have also completed a diverse range of Continuous Professional Development Courses.

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Dr Christian Buckland, Wokingham Psychology, Woosehill Medical Centre, Fernlea Drive, Wokingham, Berks, RG41 3DR