Gary Bloom Accredited UKCP & MBACP psychotherapist
A friend once asked me why people come to therapy.
My answer was ‘because there’s nowhere left to go.’
I’m a psychotherapist and counsellor specialising in helping people feel better when they're going through a tough patch. Most of us end up there at some stage or another. Feel free to pick up the phone or ask me to call you. We can have a quick chat and see if I can be of help. I don’t charge for an initial phone call. If you’re happy to try an appointment we’ll arrange to see each other within a few days. From that initial meeting you can decide if therapy is for you - and/ or we click. From there I’d normally suggest a series of six initial meetings. Most major ‘here and now’ problems can be tackled in this period.
During these sessions we’d discuss if further therapy is a good idea to address long-standing stuff that’s upset you for a long time. There’s no hard or fast rule here. Everyone’s history is different.
I treat anxiety, depression, relationship issues and addictive behaviours. I work with executives on their careers, and do quite a bit of work with fed-up teenagers who are finding it hard to find their place in the world.
I work from a clinic in central London and work out of my Oxfordshire clinic where there is plenty of car parking and easy access from most major routes. I do Zoom/FaceTime sessions at the moment.
I see adults as well as teens.
I also have a particular interest working with sportsmen and women who are underachieving in their sport. I work for a professional football league club working with players, coaching staff and admin staff.
Please call me on: 07860 772023 or click here to send
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) University of Wales (1979)
PGDip Psychotherapy and Counselling 2017
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees are based on the means of the client. Contact me to discuss what works for both of us.
As well as a therapist I present an award-winning mental health radio show;