Sasha Maye Bruce

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PgDIP Psychotherapy & Pesso Boyden Group Therapist
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Folkestone CT20 & London SE1
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Hello, I'm Sasha. Choosing whether to pursue therapy can bring up many questions within us. “Do I really need therapy?” and “Are my problems and experiences even worth talking about?”

We can often feel insecure, embarrassed, and even a little afraid to enter into therapy. With this in mind, I not only validate these concerns, but I encourage you all the more to reach out despite these feelings as often time these emotions are indicative of how therapy can actually be helpful for us. For some, it may be their first time exploring therapy as an option. I hope that you feel supported in our work together. 

I am a qualified counsellor and contemporary psychotherapist. I aim to provide tools to navigate you towards becoming your best, most liberated self. You'll learn to befriend all aspects of your being - joy and pain, strength and vulnerability. And start aligning actions with your truest values. You are not symptoms to fix or problems to solve. You are a complex human with unlimited potential.

I bring dual training in Contemporary Psychotherapy and Pesso Boyden Psychomotor System.  So I work with mind-body and am interested in seeing you as a whole being. 

I have experience working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma and difficulty with relationships - past and present. Whatever you bring, I'll work with you to provide you with tools whilst offering gentle support as you do this important exploration.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered UKCP 
    United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (Reg. No. 2011185870).
  • Qualifying Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy 
    (BeeLeaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy)
  • Applied Clinical Hypnosis (current)
    (BeeLeaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy)
  • Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor Practioner (Full 3 year training) 
  • Certificate in Skills & Principles of Contemporary Psychotherapy
  • CPCAB CSK-L2  Certificate in Counselling Skills 
  • Tavistock Relationships – Foundation Certificate in Couple Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Individual Member of BACP 

Courses and other training:

  • Diversity & Inclusion, Beeleaf Institute London
  • Working Creatively with Trauma
  • Working Effectively with Addiction & Recovery
  • Ethical Practice, Beeleaf Institute London
  • Psychopathology, Beeleaf Institute London
  • Anxiety & Depression, Beeleaf Institute London
  • Sandtray Theory & Practice Training 
  • Mental Health First Aid Training
  • Mentoring Skills and Coaching – training with Ada College
  • Certificate of completion Anjali Breathwork Teacher Training course

Member organisations

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

#anxiety #depression #trauma #parentification #loss #bereavement #identity #postnatal #relationships #relationshipissues #grief #walking #online #newparents #death #survivalmode #panic #anger #mindfulness #spirituality #spiritual #overthinking #narcissticmothers 

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£60.00 - £80.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Refugees

Additional information

  • I offer a few places for low income clients. Please enquire with me directly. 
  • 1-2-1 Fees: Folkestone £60 | London £75
  • Pesso Boyden: Ongoing Workshops in London or Folkestone (see eventbrite)
  • Pesso Boyden 1-2-1 session  £80-£100 for 75 mins 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I run Pesso Boyden Experiential workshops in London and Folkestone.  If you are interested in joining a group, please get in touch. 

What is Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor? (PBSP)
PBSP is a unique way of realising our potential to live a more fulfilling and
satisfying life. It was discovered and developed by Albert Pesso and Diane
Boyden from the 1960s and is now flourishing in the USA , UK, Holland,
Germany, Spain, and the Czech Republic.

It works gently and imaginatively with difficulties we have in our present and
have roots in our past. Often these difficulties lead us to respond to the world

as survivors, either because in our early years our development needs were
not met sufficiently or, because we experienced trauma i.e. too much came in
that was beyond our control or, when our care-givers had difficulties
themselves we tried to solve them – or something of all three. The Pesso
system has innovative ways of identifying and transforming these obstacles to
our self-fulfillment.

The Pesso group and how it works.
The aim of the group is to create the circumstances in which a person having a ‘structure’ can have a positive, healing experience through creating new
memories with the help of Ideal figures. All group members undertake to stay until the end of each day unless otherwise agreed.

The therapist works with an individual in a therapeutic process called a
structure, lasting about an hour. Together they externalise how the person
maps their experience of the world through tracking their feelings and
thoughts clarifying how their history creates this map. This is done with the
help of objects, figures in the air, and other members of the group.

While doing this, they create new personal memories, a new map, a re- structure. If we can experience these new memories in our bodies and imaginations and put them back into moments in our history when we most
needed them we can have a better basis for living a satisfying, pleasurable,
meaningful and connected life.

Folkestone, Kent, CT20

No 42, 42 Borough High Street, London, Greater London, SE1 1XW

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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