Tony Buckley has extensive experience in the field of trauma including as the Manager of the Counselling and Trauma Service within the Occupational Health Department at Transport for London (London Underground). In this previous role for a period of six years, Tony has managed a team of Counselling and Trauma Practitioners in delivering therapeutic support services for company employees. This team also provides psycho-education, stress reduction group work, and response support following critical incidents.
Tony’s previous 25-year therapy career experience has included supervision, private practice, and managing counsellor’s in both a university setting and an adolescent counselling service within the voluntary sector. Originally Gestalt trained, Tony is also a qualified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist and is on the teaching faculty of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, established by Dr Pat Ogden and based in Colorado, USA. He holds a BA Hons degree in Counselling and a Diploma in Supervision and Certificate of Education. Tony teaches Sensorimotor Pyschotherapy in UK, Ireland, Norway, Netherlands, Finland and Australia.
Tony has a particular developing interest in somatic psychology, bodywork and the application of knowledge from the fields of neuroscience and psychobiology to trauma theory and treatment interventions. Tony teaches therapists internationally and has co-written a chapter titled “Healing the Traumatized Organization” in the 2012 Wiley-Blackwell book called International Handbook of Workplace Trauma Support.
To our article about play and therapy based on Tony Buckley’s, please visit our BLOG.
Past Events with Tony Buckley
The Art and Science of Play: Using Play, Laughter and Humour in Therapy
Trauma Masterclass: Perspectives on Working with Trauma
Testimonials for Tony Buckley’s training
“An excellent workshop. Resourcing is such an important aspect of working with trauma and I haven’t come across play as a resource in my reading or training. A real eye opening moment”
“A thoroughly joyful and fulfilling day. It was a reminder to stop ignoring my own inner child and how to engage that with clients too”
“I loved the mix of experience based learning and theory. I think this is a ‘missing’ piece for me in my development both personal and professional”
“Tony’s presentation style and methods for engaging his audience are perfectly pitched”
“Tony is an excellent trainer – gentle, humorous, and congruent. This was a well presented workshop”
We summarised Tony’s workshop on Play and Laughter for our blog.
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