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Penny Bloss (MBACP)

Croydon, Surrey, CR0
07899984237 07899984237

About me

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.

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
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

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 £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.

Further information

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.

Shirley
Croydon
Surrey
CR0

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

My counselling room is on the ground floor and the entry to the premises has a small step.

Availability

Currently as per Government guidelines on Corona virus pandemic ,I am working remotely from home . I have some availability .

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Penny Bloss (MBACP)

Penny Bloss (MBACP)