Alan Bruce

Alan Bruce

Registered Member MBACP

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Supervisor - NEWTON ABBOT

Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I work with an Integrative model of Supervision, based on Shohet's Seven Eyed Approach and Proctor's Cyclic Model. I also use creative approaches adapted from Dramatherapy techniques to provide a place where the unconscious may have a direct expression. This can clarify and and help to illuminate  what  issues  and dynamics are present.

 I provide both individual and group supervision,  and I believe it is essential for every Counsellor to feel well resourced and supported as much as the needs of the clients they represent. 

I also offer online Supervision

My practise is informed by 16 years of clinical experience  working therapeutically with individuals and in groups within clinical settings as diverse as secure units, acute units day care setting and within a Therapeutic Community. as well as my private practise as a Counsellor since 2004. 

Practice description

What I offer:

A safe space to address supervisee's needs.

Creative approaches using objects, puppets, figurines, crayons, drawings and a variety of other methods that allow the unconscious freedom of expression.

An open supervisory relationship where honesty is valued to monitor safeguarding and ethical issues.

A working framework (contract) in which to hold supervision sessions.

Opportunities to reflect on the development and growth of supervisee, to ensure the clinical accountability of the supervisee.

Give constructive feedback and provision for development of alternative approaches

Take supervisory notes and keep confidentially.

Practice in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework.

To work in line with GDPR data protection guidelines.

My first session

I offer a free half hour introductory session online in which we can discuss your requirements, my working methods/orientation, a space for a frank discussion and an opportunity to see whether we might work together.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Phenomenological, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people