Bruce Davies MBACP, BA Hons, FdA, PGCert.

Bruce Davies MBACP, BA Hons, FdA, PGCert.

South Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE33

0191 5972188 / 07894 226540

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South Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE33

0191 5972188 / 07894 226540

About me

I am an experienced qualified counsellor, and registered member of the BACP. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental environment to allow you to explore the difficulties that you are experiencing. I work with individuals and couples on a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, social phobia, OCD, stress, low self-esteem, anger, relationship difficulties, abuse, loss and bereavement. I primarily work in a Person Centred approach, but integrate various models to meet your individual needs. These models include Gestalt, Existentialism,TA, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, as well as using creativity when appropriate.

I believe the therapeutic relationship between the counsellor and the client is central to fostering change. It can help you gain awareness of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and how you interact in the world. Working collaboratively, we would identify both your strengths and areas for growth in order to draw on your resilience, enabling development and change to live a more fulfilling life. Effective therapy provides a confidential space to explore these issues and can be as short as a single session or it can last several years. My approach involves putting your needs at the heart of the therapeutic process and I will always work at a pace that suits you.

Some people enter therapy knowing what they need to work through, others don’t. You may just have a feeling that something is not quite right. Regardless of what brings you to therapy I will meet you with warmth, empathy, understanding, and genuine interest.

I have worked for various charitable organisations, within the NHS and privately. I am a registered member of the BACP and subscribe to their ethical framework. I also have a current (Dec 2016) enhanced disclosure DBS, enabling me to work with vulnerable adults and children. I am always furthering my own personal and professional development, ensuring my skills and knowledge are up to date, and that I, too, am involved in the process of change.

I am also a qualified supervisor. As an experienced supervisor I can ensure you provide good practice for your clients, facilitate clarity in therapeutic dynamics and offer support in personal development and self-care.
I work in a Person-Centred approach, integrating other modalities when appropriate. I supervise counsellors of all modalities. I also provide supervision to students.
My qualification is in Creative Supervision, attained at the Jenny Biancardi Consultancy.
I offer an initial session to see if we feel suited for a working relationship.
Please call to arrange, or ask any questions.

Initial Supervisory consultation 60 minutes session £20
Supervision 60 minute session £40
Supervision 90 minute session £60

Training, qualifications & experience

FdA Counselling - Person Centred & Gestalt
PGCert Primary Health Care - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Foundation Certificate in Group Analysis
Certificate in Creative Supervision
PGCert SEN
PGCE Art
BA Hons Fine Art

Member organisations

BACP

Fees

Initial Introductory Consultation 50 minute session £20

Individual counselling 50 minute session £40

Couples counselling 50 minute session £50

Reduced rate counselling 50 minute session £30 (please contact me to discuss)

Supervision 60 minute session £40
Supervision 90 minute session £60

Maps & Directions

South Shields, NE33

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I work flexible hours, as I understand that people have many demands. All week days, week day evenings and Saturdays.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

As a practicing supervisor I can ensure you provide good practice for your clients, facilitate clarity in therapeutic dynamics and offer support in personal development and self-care.

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