Helen Slator BSc, MBACP (accred) Counsellor, Couple Counsellor, Supervisor
I have been a counsellor in private practice for over 20 years and am an accredited member of BACP. Before that I worked for voluntary and training agencies such as Gloucestershire Counselling Service, Cotswold Counselling and Willows Counselling Service.
I see individuals and couples for any difficulties or worries that you may be having.
Taking that first step to come for counselling can be a hard one, but you can come along for an initial session to see whether you think we could work together with no pressure to commit further. With couple counselling it is often one partner who feels keener than the other, but that is okay. Most people find that it is a relief to have a third, trained person listening and helping them with the patterns they have got stuck in or the seemingly unsolvable arguments.
I work from a peaceful room in South Cerney offering counselling for emotional problems, bereavement, stress, abuse, relationship problems, and couple counselling, in fact anything that you want to talk about that is bothering you.
It would be great to meet you and see if we can work together towards making life better for you and understanding and helping you towards resolving any problems.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited registered member of BACP and have a Diploma and post-graduate diploma in Counselling. I have also trained in Couple Counselling at Metanoia in London and several other couple counselling courses since that. I have a BSc in Sociology originally.
I have experience in working with adults of all ages. I work with people having a crisis in their lives as well as stress, bereavement, relationship difficulties, childhood or past issues that you may wish to understand and sort through. I also see people who are having a difficult time with mid-life or adjusting to ageing and any problems these may bring.
I also work as a lecturer in counselling and as a supervisor for other counsellors and counsellors in training
Couple counselling is also something that I am very happy to see people for and have a great deal of experience in, whether straight, gay or parents and adult children.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual sessions £50
Couple counselling £65