Alan Bruce Registered Member BACP

Alan Bruce Registered Member BACP

Plymouth Road
Chudleigh Knighton
Newton Abbot
TQ13 0EN

01626 439194 / 07717065459

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Plymouth Road
Chudleigh Knighton
Newton Abbot
TQ13 0EN

01626 439194 / 07717065459

About me

I am a highly experienced Counsellor specialising in working to repair relationships and healing the damage caused by abuse from the past, I believe life events affect the way we feel about ourselves, sometimes causing us to feel anxious or depressed, often because we may find it difficult to love or even like ourselves, particularly when we are stressed. Rather than having the resilience to cope with life changes; we may feel overwhelmed or despondent, perhaps feeling that we do not deserve to receive what we want out of our lives. This can lead to a feelings of hopelessness and exhaustion -we may feel 'stuck', inside ourselves, in our friendships, choice of partners, work, attitude to life, and in other areas.

I will listen to you, offer you a relaxing welcoming space, respecting your confidentiality and help you to explore how to feel comfortable with yourself. Within this process you will learn 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 work with.

I have sixteen years of experience of working therapeutically with patients of many different backgrounds within the NHS, I have worked as a Counsellor both privately and for MIND and other organisations since 2004.

What I offer:

To be heard, to feel understood
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
To be able to work towards identifying and achieving specific goals

I am married with a son and a daughter. I have a great love of nature and spend much free time exploring Dartmoor, I am a musician, a wood carver and an artist, I am also in training as a Couples Counsellor.

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

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


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, (£30 concessions)

Further information

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

Newton Abbot, TQ13 0EN

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


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

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I believe that Counsellors and Therapists need to feel received, contained and supported as much as the clients we work with.

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