My name is Catherine Bruce and I see my primary role in Counselling as that of a listener, someone who will try to unravel 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 enough so that we can begin to work together to explore different ways of coping in difficult times.
I have over 15 years of working with a wide range of people. As well as being in private practice, I have worked 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 reactions to anxiety or anger.
Fellow Counsellors and previous clients have said tat 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 and others around you safe.
Types of difficulties include Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Stress, Panic, Anger, Low self-esteem, Bullying, Relationships.
I am also a qualified Supervisor for Counsellors in line with BACP requirements.
I normally work out of accessible rooms located in Great Billing but at present am working with clients online with Zoom, WhatsApp or over the telephone.
Sessional fees are £40, payable by direct credit to my bank account before each session.