Dr Beverley Bruce

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DPsychotherapy; Registered Member MBACP
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Edinburgh EH3 & EH6
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I am a compassionate therapist with more than ten years' clinical experience of working with individuals across a range of concerns. I have particular experience in working with anxiety, self-esteem, family and relationship issues, bereavement and loss, stress-related issues and burnout, sleep difficulties, and in supporting clients through personal growth and towards deeper authenticity at any stage of life.

Kindness, understanding, acceptance, and insight, from professionals and loved ones alike, have been a steadying and healing force at difficult times in my own life. These qualities have helped me better connect with and understand myself, my relationships, and the sets of circumstances which life has delivered. Through this I have been able to find wisdom from understanding, the capacity for making positive change, and healthy ways to cope with and integrate that which cannot be changed. These approaches lie at the heart of my therapeutic work, alongside the firm belief that we all have an innate capacity for healing.

Our life experiences and our longings, and how we relate to those, are unique, so my approach is a pluralistic one. This means drawing on practices and perspectives from a range of modalities and therapies to create a synthesis of support that respects each person's individual circumstances and capacity. My therapeutic approach seeks to support the inherent health of our whole being, spanning the mental, emotional, physical and relational aspects of our experiences, while honouring difference, diversity, and all that makes us unique. I also integrate embodiment and somatic therapy, ecopsychology, and spirituality in pathways to healing for those interested in these perspectives.

I have further specialist training and experience in supporting women across the stages of the female life cycle, from menarche through menstruality to menopause, as well as with experiences around fertility, pregnancy, pregnancy loss and infant loss, and health concerns such as endometriosis and PCOS. I also have experience in supporting clients living with longterm health conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME), fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and autoimmune conditions, as well as people diagnosed with terminal illness and their families.

In addition to my therapy qualifications, I have a Masters degree in social anthropology and both theoretical understanding and lived experience underpinning my interest in working therapeutically with the shaping of identities and the concept of belonging, as well as cross-cultural issues. Prior to full-time engagement with my academic research and therapy practice, I worked in professional services for both the public and private sectors, and have experience of living and working in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

As a Registered Member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am bound by their Ethical Frameworks for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with a Doctorate in Psychotherapy and Counselling from the University of Edinburgh and an MA(Hons) from the University of St. Andrews. 

I have undertaken extensive training and development in psychodynamic, humanistic, and transpersonal theories and approaches in psychotherapy. I am also an experienced somatic therapist, bodyworker, and yoga therapist, and I offer integrative therapeutic approaches incorporating these practices and perspectives when appropriate.

I am committed to professionalism, and regularly attend continuing professional development trainings and events to enhance my therapeutic offerings and to keep up-to-date with the latest research findings.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£65.00 - £115.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

Fees per therapeutic hour (50 minutes of contact time) are arranged on a sliding scale to meet individual circumstances. The standard fee for self-funding clients is £80.

EH1 Therapies, 4B Randolph Place, Edinburgh, EH3 7TQ

A Quiet Room Ltd, 12D Timber Bush, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH6 6QH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Dr Beverley Bruce
Dr Beverley Bruce