Bruce Davies MBACP, BA Hons, FdA, PGCert.
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.
During the CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, I will be offering sessions online via Zoom (this platform is similar to Skype but is more secure). These sessions can address any of the items mentioned above or issues relating directly from the current COVID-19 crisis.
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.
Training, qualifications & experience
FdA Counselling - Person Centred & Gestalt
PGCert Primary Health Care - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Foundation Certificate in Group Analysis
Certificate in Creative Supervision
BA Hons Fine Art
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual counselling 50 minute session £40
Couples counselling 50 minute session £50
Reduced rate counselling please contact me to discuss.
Supervision 60 minute session £40
Supervision 90 minute session £60