Elaine Bruce MBACP, MNCS (Accred)
077 63 66 22 91
You will see from my photo that I have no hair. This is due to a condition called Alopecia which I have had for many years, so you can be sure that I fully understand how it can feel to be faced with situations when life just doesn't go according to plan.
Life is very good at throwing us challenges of many kinds, which can have an impact on our emotional well being. This may be a challenge relating to an event or situation which is ongoing, something that happened recently, or some challenge/experience from the past or childhood that is having an impact on the way you are feeling today. It may be the case that you are feeling that life just isn't as fulfilling as you would like and are struggling to find an answer as to why this might be, or how to move forward. I will offer you a safe, non judgmental and confidential place and space to explore what is happening, and to help you to find a way forward that is right for you.
As an integrative therapist I draw on a number of different counselling methods. I will work with you in a way that is most appropriate to you as the individual you are.
I believe that the relationship between a counsellor and their client is vital to therapy being successful and it is therefore important to find a counsellor that you feel comfortable with. I offer a free introductory session for individual clients with no obligation which will last for 30 minutes for you to meet me and see if you feel we can work together.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the NCS (National Counselling Society) and as such I work within their 'Ethical Frameworks', which means at all times I work in the best interests of my clients. I also take part in monthly clinical supervision, again ensuring best practice. For more information on the BACP please visit www.bacp.co.uk
The National Counselling Society details are available at nationalcounsellingsociety.org.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling (CPCAB)
BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
Awareness in Bereavement Care (Ascentis - through 'Cruse')
B.Ed (taught ages 3 to 18 and adults)
Alongside my private practice in Ampthill I work as a bereavement support worker with a national charity.
I am currently a Tutor of Counselling Skills at a Further Education College.
I also have experience working with clients who have complex issues in a secure unit.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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£45 per session for individuals
£60 per session for couples
I hold a current 'enhanced' DBS Certificate
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have early morning, daytime and evening appointments available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Types of client