Phillipa Bruce

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Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

We come to therapy because we want to make changes , to heal , to be heard , understood or maybe to understand , to strengthen and to grow .

I offer Online Counselling /Psychotherapy , Face to Face in Person and Walk and Talk Counselling / Therapy in-person during a distanced countryside walk or sitting within a quiet private setting.

Are you feeling at a crossroads in your life ?

Do you need a safe place to explore how to move forwards?

A time where you can be exactly how you need to be – a safe equal space between client and therapist where we can explore together the things that are troubling you and what you’d like to change about your life.

I am BACP registered and trained in the integrated model of therapy, this type of therapy takes account of the whole person; emotional, physical and mental.

I have many years of experience as a therapist and have worked in a wide range of settings, with many different issues. I help clients to make sense of what they are finding difficult and find new ways forward.

I work with each client at their pace, listening sensitively to what needs to be heard and understood, what needs to heal and made well.

I feel passionate about helping my clients to flourish and grow enabling them to feel better about themselves.

All sessions are private and confidential. I will not share any information from or about you, except in exceptional circumstances (i.e. in the unlikely circumstances you or someone else is at risk of serious harm). I discuss my work, on a strictly anonymous basis, with my supervisor to ensure I am providing the best service possible.

Please get in touch to book an appointment .

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB European Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • BACP Registered Member and work to their code of ethics
  • Couples counselling training, Revision London .
  • Psychotherapy training current Revision London 
  • 25 years experience of working with clients.
  • Transitions course, Revision London. (A centre for transpersonal training)
  • 10 years active participant in “Sophia’s Pearls Women’s Group” led by Eve Adams
  • 4 years active participant in peer support dream group for therapists led by Eve Adams.
  • Individual supervision.
  • Peer supervision group.
  • 10 years experience of running a secondary school counselling service .

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relationship issues
Divorce and Separation
Childhood experiences
Trauma
Family relationships
Parenting and step parenting
Lack of confidence and low self-esteem
Grief, Bereavement and loss
Understanding and surviving affaires and betrayals
Anxiety, Depression, Stress

Fees

£70.00 - £80.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information


Fees are between  £70 and £80 for each appointment. Payable in advance by bank transfer. I hold a few spaces where a reduced fee for those within financial hardship or a lower income bracket, typically  £55 this can be negotiated with me. Please contact me to discuss this if you need a reduced fee space.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Appointments Available Face to face  and Online   Monday to Thursday 7am to 7pm.

Further information

Life changes can be challenging they can cause stress, anxiety, depression, fear, anger, loneliness and confusion.

We get thrown off our path, into the unknown. We become challenged and possibly lost. How do we find a way out, a way forward?

When we come to a crossroads or transition in our lives, counselling can support to explore what is possible. Find out what speaks to you individually. What do you need to change to help you find new growth within yourself? Explore new beginnings.

I feel passionate about helping my clients to flourish and grow enabling them to feel better about themselves.

Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Phillipa Bruce
Phillipa Bruce