About Me

My training is integrative, which means I can draw on psychodynamic, relational and humanistic elements, underpinned by neuroscience. I also work with art materials and creative process, which forges a gentle and direct bridge to our inner landscapes, particularly when words are not enough.

Qualifications and Experience

M.A. Integrative Arts Psychotherapy                                           P.G. Dip. Working with Children and Art Therapy  
P.G.Cert. Therapeutic Arts & Counselling Skills      
M.A. Myth, Literature and the Unconscious
Licensed practitioner of NLP
P.G.Dip. Journalism 

I have provided psychotherapy in many settings: The Priory Group, South London and the Maudsley (NHS complex personality disorder service), Oxleas (NHS Women’s service), One in Four (childhood trauma charity), Family Action, The Maypole Project, a school and private practice.

I am a marker and facilitator on an M.A. Psychotherapy course and deliver continuous professional development lectures and workshops.

Mandy Bruce

Integrative Arts Psychotherapist

Compassion

When Geshe Lama Ahbay Tulku Rinpoche came to visit, we took time to consider mindfulness and meditation as helpful approaches to awareness and acceptance.

We thought about the challenges and benefits of living compassionately and creatively with ourselves and one another.

We also enjoyed plenty of tea and cake!

I am accredited with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC), no. AS16452, a full clinical member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), no. 2011165386 and a full member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT), no. 45986.  

I adhere to the ethical standards and principles of these organisations, including regular clinical supervision and professional development courses.