About Bruce Davies
I'm a Person Centred Counsellor, which means I will always put you at the heart of the therapeutic process. I hope to help you find solutions for the difficulties you may be facing. I'm currently taking on new clients.
I believe the therapeutic relationship between the counsellor and the client is central to fostering change. It can help you gain awareness of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and how you interact in the world. Working collaboratively, we would identify both your strengths and areas for growth in order to draw on your resilience, enabling development and change to live a more fulfilling life. Effective therapy provides a confidential space to explore these issues and can be as short as a single session or it can last several years. My approach involves putting your needs at the heart of the therapeutic process and I will always work at a pace that suits you.
Some people enter therapy knowing what they need to work through, others don’t. You may just have a feeling that something is not quite right. Regardless of what brings you to therapy I will meet you with warmth, empathy, understanding, and genuine interest.
I have worked for various charitable organisations, within the NHS and privately. I am a registered member of the BACP and subscribe to their ethical framework. I also have a current (Dec 2016) enhanced disclosure DBS, enabling me to work with vulnerable adults and children. I am always furthering my own personal and professional development, ensuring my skills and knowledge are up to date, and that I, too, am involved in the process of change.
I am also a qualified supervisor. As an experienced supervisor I can ensure you provide good practice for your clients, facilitate clarity in therapeutic dynamics and offer support in personal development and self-care.
I work in a Person-Centred approach, integrating other modalities when appropriate. I supervise counsellors of all modalities. I also provide supervision to students.
My qualification is in Creative Supervision, attained at the Jenny Biancardi Consultancy.
I offer an initial session to see if we feel suited for a working relationship.
Please call to arrange, or ask any questions.
Counsellor (Apr, 2017 - Sep, 2019)Private Practice
Counselling in Private Practice
Counsellor (Sep, 2015 - Sep, 2017)Mind
Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (Jan, 2013 - Sep, 2017)NHS
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Counsellor (Sep, 2011 - Sep, 2015)Sunderland Counselling Service
Mental Health Support (Sep, 2010 - Sep, 2013)Mental Health Matters
Artist/Facilitator (Sep, 2010 - Aug, 2018)RT Projects
Artist working in community - mental health
FdA Counselling (Sep, 2010 - Jul, 2012)Sunderland University
Person Centred counselling and Gestalt.
PGCert. Primary Health Care (Sep, 2012 - Jan, 2014)University of Teesside
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Foundation Cert Group Analysis (Sep, 2014 - Sep, 2015)IGA
Cert Creative Supervision (Jan, 2016 - Jul, 2016)BPA
PGCert SEN (Sep, 2006 - Sep, 2008)UWCN
Special Educational Needs
PGCE Art (Sep, 2003 - Aug, 2004)UWIC
BA Hons Fine Art 2.1 (Sep, 1993 - Jul, 1996)University of Plymouth