Bruce Guthrie (Dip. Couns., MBACP)

Bruce Guthrie (Dip. Couns., MBACP)

2 Upper York Street


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About me

About me

Clients and trainers have said that I have a warm disposition and work hard to help people understand and be in control of their therapy.  Our first meeting is vital in finding out if we can usefully work together.  It is a time when we talk about what has led you to seek help, the nature of specific and general difficulties you face and crucially how you think therapy might help you.

I have worked as a Dramatherapist since 1993, as a Supervisor since 2003 and as a Counsellor since 2008.  Your therapy can be solely through talking although using art materials, objects, movement, play, story and voice work are all powerful ways of finding a way through difficult feelings and emotions when words are not enough.

If we decide to work for an extended period of time I tend to work in blocks of sessions so that we can review and reflect on what's working and not working for you. We will set up a clear working alliance to ensure that your therapy is safe and addresses your concerns and difficulties.

Training, qualifications & experience


Advanced Diploma in the use of Movement & Drama in Therapy (1993)

Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London

Creative Arts Supervision Training (2003)

Sesame Institute / CAST Ltd

Diploma in Counselling (2010)

ReVision Centre for Integrative Psychosynthesis

Clinical Experience

Counselling I have 10 years experience of full time face to face counselling.  This includes working with people referred by their GP for short term work; students at a college of further education and with people in private practice.

Dramatherapy experience includes working with children and adults with varying degrees of learning difficulty (including people with profound and multiple learning disability); adult inpatients with eating disorder and borderline personality disorder diagnoses; people recovering from serious mental illness in the community; people living with dementia and Alzheimers; children with educational and behavioural difficulties.

Supervision experience includes supervising teams of therapists, groups of teachers in reflective practice groups, therapists in training as well as therapists in private practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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Counselling & Supervision

£50 for a 50 minute session (£40 for trainee counsellors)


£50 for a 60 minute session

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS2

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


I offer face to face sessions on Mondays (8am to 7pm) in Stokes Croft (BS2) from my consulting room. At other times I offer Skype/Facetime sessions.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I enjoy working with therapists as a supervisor and have 14 years such experience.  My approach is based on the Creative Arts Supervision Training which is now run by Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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