- Phone number
- 07717 942227
- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
My name is Catherine Bruce and I see my primary role in Counselling as that of a listener, someone who will understand your life journey so far. Before making an initial appointment I would welcome the chance to have a brief discussion over the phone, then I will encourage you to think about things that you may want to change in your life and how counselling may help you.
I will provide an environment where, together, we can solve problems or talk about painful issues that continue to affect your life today. We may reflect on your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in different situations. I will try to help you to understand yourself and begin to work with you to explore different ways of coping in difficult times.
I have over 15 years of working with a wide range of people. I have worked privately, in NHS settings and for a local voluntary counselling agency. I have helped people who have lost relationships either by bereavement or break ups. I can help to increase your self-confidence and regain an interest in life. My style of counselling has also helped people who are struggling to cope with their reaction to anxiety or anger.
Fellow counsellors and previous clients have said that I have a gentle approach, that allows space for you to be heard and your feelings explored. I can amend my approach to meet the needs of individual clients and become quite solution focused. I will not judge you but there may be some things that I need to break confidentiality for, to keep you or others around you safe. I may share information with you, that may help improve your overall sense of wellbeing.
I am also a qualified Supervisor for fellow Counsellors who are in training or qualified.
I work out of accessible rooms located in Great Billing. Appointment times vary, but are mainly Monday, Tuesday or Thursday afternoons/early evenings.
What I can help with
Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Personal development, Cancer, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Self esteem, Spirituality, Child related issues, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited