Bruce Davies MBACP, BA Hons, Fda, PGCert
I am an experienced qualified counsellor, and registered member of the BACP. 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 offer a confidential, non-judgemental environment to allow you to explore the difficulties that you are experiencing. I work with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, social phobia, OCD, stress, low self-esteem, anger, relationship difficulties, abuse, loss and bereavement.
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 work and working 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. I work in a Person Centred approach, integrating creative techniques. I am happy to provide supervision to counsellors whichever their modality.
Office based in West Park area, South Shields