Alan Bruce Registered Member BACP, Counsellor and Supervisor
I believe that Counsellors and Therapists need to feel received, contained and supported as much as the clients we work with. Working with clients can touch us in many ways, the supervision I provide aims to help make sense of what we might be experiencing or carrying at an unconscious level in order that we feel clear in ourselves and thus able to offer our clients our fullest presence.
Also a means of unburdening ourselves from any emotions and feelings that have been left over from our contact with clients, without fear of judgement, encouraging openness and a broader perspective to notice our reactions and experiences.
My theoretical orientation uses Shohet and Hawkins 'Seven Eyed' approach and Proctor's 'cyclical' Model.
I completed my training as a supervisor at The Iron Mill Institute, my supervision style is also informed by my experience as a Dramatherapist who has worked extensively alongside different client groups within the NHS for over sixteen years. This guides me in adopting a creative element in my approach to help allow a playful awareness to develop and as a means of allowing the unconscious dynamics in the Counselling relationship free expression.
I charge £45.00 per one hour session. I offer concessions to students (£30 per hour) am willing to negotiate
I work from Purpose built garden room at home and also from a treatment rooms in St Leonards Exeter, ( £50.00 per hour) (Concessions apply)
I prefer to work face to face but also offer online Counselling supervision