Penny Bloss (MBACP)
Counselling helps us 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.
My role as a Psychotherapist/Counsellor is to listen to your story and to work with you in a supportive and containing way to make sense of what is currently causing you to feel depressed, anxious, stressed or worried.
By validating the importance of your feelings, it enables us to work together within the therapeutic relationship to explore and think about possible ways forward.
I work in an integrative and relational way which is informed by both Psychodynamic and humanistic ways of thinking. This means that it is a non-judgemental, safe and confidential way of working.
Training, qualifications & experience
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 10 years I have worked at Sutton Counselling as a counsellor and for the last 5 years as an assessor.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I would offer an initial consultation to discuss the issues and concerns that you are currently experiencing. This would be for a fixed fee of £50 for an hour.
Fees will be negotiated on an individual basis starting at £40 for a 50 minute session.
There are a limited number of concessions available depending on your personal circumstances.
I practise from my home which is near public transport.
I am a member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within its framework. I adhere to BACP code of ethics.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My counselling room is on the ground floor and the entry to the premises has a small step.
I am available during the day and have some evening slots available .
Types of client