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About me

I am experienced integrative counsellor and have been counselling for 12 years since finishing my training at Roehampton University.  Counselling helps us to think about what is happening currently in our lives. The way we react to a set of circumstances or problems can be rooted in our past, which then effects how we react to these in the present. Feelings of anxiety,loneliness, depression and stress can become overwhelming, working together in a safe and non judgemental way enables my clients to develop a deeper understanding of the ways they react to these feelings and helps them to improve their self esteem and confidence .
Initial Contact. I am available to answer any queries or questions you might have about starting counselling .Just contact me via e mail ,or phone . I normally offer an initial session so we can meet each other and to find out about the issues that you are experiencing at this time .

Training, qualifications & experience

With the experience of working with clients over a number of years , I feel that the building a good relationship is essential to the counselling process. This builds an environment of trust and containment in which the clients emotions ,thoughts and feelings are validated and understood.

I have worked over 12 years in the voluntary sector and within my private practise offering long term and brief therapy .


Introduction to Counselling, 2004

Extra Mural Certificate in Counselling and Counselling Skills, 2005

Diploma of Higher Education in Integrative Counselling, 2008

I am a fully trained and qualified psychotherapist registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work with adults and young people over the age of 18 with a diverse range of ages,backgrounds and cultures .

For the past 12 years I have worked at Sutton Counselling as a counsellor.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Currently I am following current government guidelines and working remotely using Zoom ,WhatsApp or phone .     I offer an initial consultation to discuss the issues and concerns that you are currently experiencing. This would be for a fixed fee of £45 for an hour.   Fees will be negotiated on an individual basis starting at £45 for a 50 minute session.There are a limited number of concessions available depending on your personal circumstances.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

I am a member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within its  framework. I adhere to BACP code of ethics.

Shirley
Croydon
Surrey
CR0

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Availability

Currently as per Government guidelines on the Covid 19 virus pandemic ,I am working remotely from home, using Zoom, WhatsApp or phone .

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Penny Bloss (MBACP)

Penny Bloss (MBACP)