Bruce Guthrie (Dip. Couns., MBACP)
I have worked as a Dramatherapist since 1993, as a Supervisor since 2003 and as a Counsellor since 2008.
My approach is to be clear from the outset about what I can offer and to work together to discover just what sort of help is needed. 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.
I think that the first few meetings are vital in finding out if we can usefully work together. I pay particular attention to setting up a clear contract and working alliance between us to ensure that your therapy is safe and addresses your concerns and difficulties. My aim is to help people find out what they need to express and explore as part of their healing. I have a dedicated space at home where I see people.
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
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.
Counselling experience includes working with people referred by their GP for short term counselling; students at a college of further education and with people in private practice.
Supervision experience includes supervising teams of therapists, groups of teachers in reflective practice groups, therapists in training as well as therapists in private practice.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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Counselling & Supervision
£50 for a 50 minute session (£40 for trainee counsellors)
£50 for a 60 minute session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
MON: 10 - 2; TUE 10 - 7; WED 10 - 4; THU 10 - 4; FRI 10 - 4
Types of client
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.