Alan Bruce Registered Member BACP
01626 439194 / 07717065459
I specialise in working to repair relationships and healing the damage caused by abuse from the past. Sometimes, in looking more closely at the people we have attracted into our lives and how we have responded to them in relationships - we may notice similarities and patterns, not necessarily positive ones. This can lead to a feelings of hopelessness and depression -we may feel 'stuck', inside ourselves, in our friendships, choice of partners, work, attitude to life, and in other areas.
Counselling enables you to be in contact with the real you, and helps you to value yourself and your own needs. When we develop love and understanding of ourselves wonderful things start to happen in our lives!
When I trained as a Counsellor I felt empowered by the insights I gained into my behaviour and the way I related to others; I realised that the only person I could change was myself, and that there is no limitation as to how much one can change if the will is there. I work creatively using techniques derived from Art therapies, and other resources to suit the uniqueness of each person i work with.
What can you expect from me?
To be heard,
To be put at ease that what you tell me will be treated with respect and in confidence.
To feel received and welcomed, whatever you are feeling
To be given clear and honest feedback about what we might achieve within Counselling
I have worked for 12 years as an Arts Therapist within the NHS, I have been practising as an Integrative Counsellor for the past 9 years.I am married with a son and a daughter.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advance Diploma in Drama and Movement in Therapy
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Theory
Foundation Certificate in Integrative Psychosynthesis
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
Diploma in Creative supervision. Iron Mill Institute
Registered Member of BACP
Associate Lecturer, University of Worcester.
I have worked as an Arts Therapist within a Therapeutic Community for people with Personality Disorders.
I have been a tutor on the Sesame Dramatherapy Course
Group Therapist on Exeter M A in Dramatherapy Course
Project Manager for Exeter Based charity, Magic Carpet's Drama Moves group
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Relationship issues
1 hour Initial Meeting £15.00
I normally charge £35 a session
but provide some concessions for those on low income
Creative Supervision £40.00 a session
A Chinese philosopher called Lao-Tse once said; 'a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step' .I would encourage anyone who is uncertain just to take the time to take that one step to come to Counselling and break with the limitations of the past, in so doing, you will naturally discover your own amazing potential .
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I welcome any enquiry and will try to accommodate what suits your needs, currently i have some spaces on Mondays and Fridays. particularly good
Types of client
Supervision & training
I believe that Counsellors and Therapists need to feel received, contained and supported as much as the clients we work with. .View supervision profile