Ray Bruce

Ray Bruce

16 Tuly Street
EX31 1DH

07775635568 / 07775635568

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16 Tuly Street
EX31 1DH

07775635568 / 07775635568

About me

Hello and welcome.
My name is Ray Bruce.

I provide a professional and confidential psychotherapy and counselling service in the Devon area of Barnstaple with access to, Bideford and Surrounding areas.

So what can I help you with?


There are many reasons why people seek out counselling or Psychotherapy. These are just a few examples of the issues that I have helped clients deal with.

Relationship Issues
Bereavement and Loss
Sexuality and Identity issues
HIV and AIDS related issues
Family issues
Early Childhood and Past Experiences

If you’re looking for a counsellor near Bideford, I offer counselling and psychotherapy in Barnstaple, Devon.


One to One Counselling

One to One Counselling in Barnstaple.

The way I'll work with you is informed by an Integrative Perspective.
This means I use a variety of different theories, philosophies and techniques. This can help to broaden the way that we work together, enhancing my ability to adapt to your ever changing developmental needs.

Integrative Counselling draws on mainstream theoretical perspectives, utilising knowledge and skills from different therapies. As Individuals we think, feel and react in different ways. As an integrative counsellor I will work with you to produce a unique therapy, adapted to suit you and your needs whether it be Relationship Issues, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Bereavement and Loss.

The exact nature of the work we do will depend on what suits you best.

As my client you are an individual and the concerns and issues that you bring are unique to you. You may wish to talk about your current situation, for example if you are experiencing stress at work or in your relationship. There may be something in your past that you which to address, for example if you've ever felt depressed.
There is no set pace at which we work. However, if you feel you need to set goals with a certain life situation that is fine too.

For One to One Counselling in Barnstaple contact me on 01271 831514 or 07775635568.

Fees: Sessions are £40.

Men's Counselling


Why Men's Counselling?

Well, the good news is that more and more men are seeking counselling and psychotherapy than ever before.

How can Men's Counselling Help?

For some men, counselling provides their first experience of talking openly and honestly about themselves and about how they are feeling.
For many men, counselling can help by examining the emotional and psychological blocks that prevent clear communication of feelings and needs. Men's Counselling can improve your quality of life, promote self awareness and boost your self confidence.

Men's Counselling can help with issues like:
Substance and Alcohol Abuse.
Relationship Issues.
Anger Issues.
Difficulties feeling and Sustaining Intimacy.
Mid-Life Crisis.
Depression and Low Self-Esteem.

It can often seem that society 'conditions' men in believing that to express emotions or feelings is a sign of weakness. This 'conditioning' can make it even harder for men to seek help. However, to admit that you have a problem and seek support is often one of the most difficult and bravest things a man can do.

If you are seeking a male counsellor in Barnstaple or men's counselling near Bideford, you can contact me in the strictest of confidence on 01271 831514 or 07775635568. Or email me at ray@deanhead.org

Fees: Sessions are £40

Couples Counselling Barnstaple-Bideford-Devon

I also provide Couples Counselling in Barnstaple

By couples I mean any two people that are in a relationship be it married, a civil partnership, gay, heterosexual or lesbian.
You will be seen in a safe, confidential setting to explore your current issues and concerns and to see if working with a Couples Counsellor can help you and your relationship.

During a lasting relationship people face many important decisions and
turning points. Sometimes couples can't talk to each other about these
problems. Meeting with a counsellor can be a way to open up communications
thorough better understanding of the underlying issues.

One of the aims of couple/relationship counselling is to help you overcome
emotional difficulties and develop the confidence to rebuild your lives.

Some of the things Couples/Relationship Counselling may aim to achieve are;

Better communication
A more stable family life
Improved sexual relationship
Greater awareness of your partner’s needs
Reduced jealousy
Increased confidence

Fees: Sessions are £80

Training, qualifications & experience

I'm registered on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and hold the BACP Certificate of Proficiency.

I am a qualified and experienced practitioner working in private practice. In May 2014 I successfully completed an International Diploma in Creative Couple Work and Relationship Therapy

I completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling in June 2008 and was awarded the diploma in August 2009.

I have a Post Graduate Certificate in Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy from The University of East Anglia.

My counselling experience includes work for The Terence Higgins Trust,
Cruse Bereavement Care and Brent Bereavement Services.

My most recent work involved being part the Counselling and Emotional Support Team for the Coroners Inquests into the 7/7 London Bombings.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Fees and Cancellations

One to One Counselling: Sessions £40

Couples Counselling: Sessions £80

Sessions last for 50 minutes.


Please advise me soon as you can if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointments. Cancellations less than 24 hour notice is chargeable at the full session rate.

Call 07775635568 or 01271 831514

REDUCED RATES for Students and Students in Counselling training at £35.00.

Further information


My consulting room is located within Towerhouse Counselling at 16 Tuly Street, Barnstaple, EX31 1DH

Towerhouse Counselling can be found down the little alley way next to the Antiques Shop.

Access to reception is at the end of the alley way on your left and up a small flight of stairs.

I am also conveniently located for the following areas

  • Barnstaple
  • Tiverton
  • Alswear
  • Umberleigh
  • Bideford
  • Chittlehampton
  • George Nympton
  • King's Nympton
  • Romansleigh
  • North Molton
  • High Bickington
  • Great Torrington

Parking: There is a car park opposite

Disabled Access: No.

Appointments are Monday to Thursday. Various times available.

Please advise me soon as you can if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointments. Cancellations less than 24 hour notice is chargeable.

Maps & Directions

Barnstaple, EX31 1DH

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Various days and times available Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday

Types of client

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