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Bruce Davies

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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 am an experienced qualified counsellor, and registered member of the BACP. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental environment to allow you to explore the difficulties that you are experiencing. I work with individuals and couples on a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, social phobia, OCD, stress, low self-esteem, anger, relationship difficulties, abuse, loss and bereavement. I primarily work in a Person Centred approach, but integrate various models to meet your individual needs. These models include Gestalt, Existentialism,TA, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, as well as using creativity when appropriate.

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.

Languages

Specialties

  • Abortion
  • Abuse
  • Addiction(s)
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career
  • Carer support
  • Child related issues
  • Depression
  • Disabilities
  • Dissociation
  • Domestic violence
  • Eating disorders
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Hearing voices
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Infertility
  • Low self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Mental health
  • Miscarriage
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Passive aggressive behaviour
  • Personality disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy and birth
  • Redundancy
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-harm
  • Sex problems
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma
  • Work related stress

Experience

  • Counsellor  (Apr, 2017 - Sep, 2019)

    Private Practice

    Counselling in Private Practice

  • Counsellor  (Sep, 2015 - Sep, 2017)

    Mind

    Counsellor

  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner  (Jan, 2013 - Sep, 2017)

    NHS

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Counsellor  (Sep, 2011 - Sep, 2015)

    Sunderland Counselling Service

    Counselling

  • Mental Health Support   (Sep, 2010 - Sep, 2013)

    Mental Health Matters

    Helpline worker

  • Artist/Facilitator  (Sep, 2010 - Aug, 2018)

    RT Projects

    Artist working in community - mental health

Education

  • 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

    Group Analysis

  • Cert Creative Supervision  (Jan, 2016 - Jul, 2016)

    BPA

    Supervision

  • PGCert SEN  (Sep, 2006 - Sep, 2008)

    UWCN

    Special Educational Needs

  • PGCE Art  (Sep, 2003 - Aug, 2004)

    UWIC

    Teaching Art

  • BA Hons Fine Art 2.1  (Sep, 1993 - Jul, 1996)

    University of Plymouth

    Fine Art

Prices/Services List

Counselling40.00 per hour

Supervision40.00 per hour

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