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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
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.