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Accredited BACP PCC Dip. CSTD supervisor (Adv)

About me

Welcome to Jan Slater Counselling - where you can still obtain excellent counselling if you are concerned about Covid infection - via webcam and telephone, a service I have been providing my overseas clients for many years.

Here is a testimonial from  Stewart Stanbro CEO of Pursue

'As an organisation that operates in four different countries, we have always successfully used of Jan slater Counselling services in an online digital format via Webcam. This has proved very practical, in that our team can plan and use appointments with minimal stress, planning or the need to travel. There are rarely any obstacles to finding a quiet place for an appointment either with a meeting room at the office or at home - meaning we can get the same great service quickly and efficiently.'

'I started working with Jan in the Harley Street practice, but due to my hectic schedule and frequent international travel, I ended up missing several appointments. When I was offered therapy via webcam I was not keen.  Then I hit a big problem and out of desperation I gave it a try. I have never looked back. It works for me; she is just as engaging and supportive and as ever - a life line'.

As an experienced counsellor I offer a friendly discreet professional service, in London Harley Street London and the Cotswold Spa town, Cheltenham.

I work with individuals, couples and organisations. Please visit my websites www.janslatercounselling.co.uk for London, and Counselling in Gloucestershire  where you will be able to find out more about me and my practice and view some more testimonials...

Renowned for my non-judgmental and friendly manner; putting my clients instantly at ease, I will work sympathetically with you at your own pace, helping you to fully understand your feelings and helping you to find clarity and solutions whilst supporting you through change to reach positive and sometimes life changing outcomes.

I have a wealth of experience working with: relationship breakdown, anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement and anger management, compulsivity, post traumatic stress, step-parenting, drug, alcohol, sex addiction and many other issues.


I have just spent the last few weeks working through some "stuff" with Jan Slater and I wanted to share my experience so that others can also benefit from this amazing woman.  I came to Jan at a really dark time when I was feeling nothing but negative about my life, my existence and indeed I was even questioning any future at all.  I realised I needed help and sought out a local psychotherapist.  What drew me to Jan was her impressive list of credentials, experience and range of expertise.  This is very important to me and perhaps one of the clinchers was seeing she also supervises other therapists so it was clear she was not only suitably qualified but also experienced enough and credible enough to develop other practitioners too.  Seeing that she has established practices locally and in Harley Street also gave me confidence to contact her and arrange an appointment.
When we met, she put me straight at ease and invested a considerable amount of time seeking to understand my challenges.  She was extremely understanding and very easy to open up to.  She asked very pointed questions and was firm with me whenever she needed to be.  I am not quite sure what she did, nor how she did it, but the difference between where I am now and where I was just a few weeks ago is remarkable.  Jan has helped me find my own answers to my own problems and has empowered me and given me the strength to move forward.  I can highly recommend Jan as a supportive, encouraging and understanding therapist who will help you deal with whatever challenge you face.


I was almost a prisoner in my own body. Plagued by my obsessive compulsive thoughts and constant fears; I was not wanting to go on any longer. I had been in counselling before but it had not stopped me carrying out my daily rituals and sometimes I would have to return to my house to check everything was in order again and again. It ruined my marriage and my self esteem was on the floor. Jan helped me in a way that transformed my life. I was able to tell her the absolute truth about my obsessive habits and thoughts. She put me at ease, never judged or made me feel in the least bit awkward no matter what I told her.She helped me train my thinking and encouraged me to believe I could make changes. It has changed my life. Mrs B


'Her professionalism is outstanding, and her memory and attention to detail are second to none. She truly cares about her clients and this shines through. Thank you, Jan.'

I am accredited with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists I am also an associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine which enables me to keep abreast of new research in my areas of interest and I am recognised by Bupa (limited spaces) and other private health care providers.

I accept G.P. and psychiatric referrals where appropriate and offer a counselling or coaching services to employee assisted programmes and organisations. I also work with a leading international healthcare provider based in London.

An experienced Supervisor of other counsellors holding advanced supervision qualifications with the Centre for Supervision and Training and Development.

A regular contributor to the media, I can be heard periodically on BBC Radio Gloucestershire offering advice or commentary on a variety of topics and I also write for various magazines and newspapers.


Consulted professional for Marie Claire Magazine


Association past and present: Bupa EAP, Cigna, M.O.D, Triage Health Care, Dryoutnow, Police FOA approved counsellor, Official counsellor to Gloucestershire County Association for the Blind , Commercial Ltd, LH International, Persue.pro, WSM and others.

Ample free parking in Cotswold practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

25 years in private practice - individuals, couples, employee support provider.

Counselling - 3yrs training - 25 years experience
Certificate in Coaching 1yr Training - 14 plus experience

Diploma in Life / Career coaching 2yrs training - 12 years experience
Relate qualified couple counsellor 2yrs training -  20years experience
CSTD Supervisor of other professionals  2 yrs training  - 15 yrs experience

Experience in private practice working with a variety of individual and couple dilemmas - over 25 years.

Private employee support service to organisations: 10 years plus.

Further training and certificates in working with: domestic violence, sexual abuse and working with mental health issues, anger management.

A wealth of experience in the field of addiction, as former Managing Director of a private clinic specialising in drug and alcohol abuse.

(I now work in this field with private clients in recovery from drug, alcohol, gambling and sex addiction, that prefer to use a private bespoke and highly discreet service).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I see clients with a range of issues: relationships, addiction, step parenting, depression, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, stress, bereavement, anxiety disorders, addiction, gambling, alcohol, drugs, pornography and sex addiction/compulsivity, couples counselling for: infidelity, communication breakdown, parenting issues, loss...and more, sexual identity, Gay and lesbian counselling...

Asperger Syndrome

I have a special interest in Asperger syndrome, and have worked successfully with many clients to help and support them.


‘I am an adult with (recently diagnosed) Aspergers, and secondary mental health problems. Having spent a long time searching for someone in the Cheltenham area with knowledge and training to be able to help with learning how best to deal with Asperger’s and its consequences, I can happily and confidently say that Jan is indeed that right person who knows the way to help with specific Asperger’s oriented needs. She has helped me a lot, and has a great sense of humour too!   David Pearce ( musician)

Couple Testimonial 2014 (Aspergers)

“We started seeing Jan around a year ago after my husband was diagnosed with Aspergers.  The last year has been a revelation.  Jan has helped both of us to learn more about the condition and we have been able to apply this successfully to understand each other better and drastically improve family life.  There was no support from the NHS after the diagnosis (not even a leaflet!) and I’m so glad we did some research of our own to find Jan.  She has armed us with useful strategies relevant to our individual circumstances to help family life run smoothly again.  I can’t recommend her highly enough”

Mr & Mrs C

Counselling is currently available online, via Zoom, Facetime, Vsee etc and via telephone where appropriate.

Call: 01242 678985 today.

Daytime and evening appointments available.

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From £70.00 to £85.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • WPA

Additional information

Therapy sessions are usually on a weekly basis and last 45/50 minutes for individuals and 50/55 minutes for couples.


  • From £70 for individuals.  A double session advisory for a first appointment.
  • From £85 for couples

Bespoke Services: Some of my clients choose to take blocks of time out to spend on their therapy, over several days or weeks at home or abroad. This is demanding on the client but can resolves some issues that lend themselves to this way of working, within a shorter time frame. Ideal for the client that wants change quickly. Please note that not all presenting dilemmas are suitable for working with in this manner.

  • From £1500 per day weekdays
  • From £2000 weekend days

When I work

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Further information

Critical incident and trauma support and management support available for all organisations. Experienced supporting M.O.D, prison services, police, Network Rail, business sector therapeutic support: Santander, Ocardo, Environment Agency and more...

I have a special interest and experience working with: PTSD, OCD, Aspergers and Bipolar Disorder supporting sufferers and relatives.

Woodmancote, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52

Harley Street, West London, W1G

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms



In person

A supportive and collaborative space to bring your client cases.

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