Tony Buckley’s extensive career in the field of trauma spans over 25 years. This has included managing the Counselling and Trauma Service within the Occupational Health Department at Transport for London (London Underground) for over 6 years. In this role he managed a team of Counsellors and Trauma Practitioners in delivering therapeutic support services for company employees. This team also provided psycho-education, stress reduction group work, and response support following critical incidents.
Tony’s work has also included supervision, private practice, and managing counsellor’s in both a university setting and an adolescent counselling service within the voluntary sector. Additionally, Tony teaches therapists internationally and has co-written a chapter titled Healing the Traumatized Organization in the book International Handbook of Workplace Trauma Support (2012, Wiley-Blackwell).
Tony has a specific interest in somatic psychology, bodywork and the application of knowledge from the fields of neuroscience and psychobiology to trauma theory and treatment interventions. Tony is 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 was originally Gestalt trained and holds a BA Hons degree in Counselling and a Diploma in Supervision and Certificate of Education. Tony teaches all 3 levels of Sensorimotor Pyschotherapy in UK, Ireland, Norway, Netherlands, Finland and Australia.