Joanna Slater MA MBACP
Whether you are wanting help with an immediate crisis or difficulty, or wondering if it is time to address deeper issues that have been around for some time and are beginning to interfere with how you want to live your life, it may be worth having a look at my website for more information.
I am an integrative counsellor, offering short term solution focused therapy or longer term counselling/psychotherapy. I strongly believe that there should not be a 'one size fits all' attitude to therapy, and so I aim to tailor my approach to meet the needs of the individual person.
My practice draws on psychoanalytic, humanistic, existential and cognitive behavioural theories and models of therapy. I maintain a holistic view of health and therefore pay attention to physical, spiritual as well as psychological wellbeing.
I offer therapy for abuse - including sexual abuse in childhood; anxiety; including mild to moderate forms of OCD; bereavement and other forms of loss; body image issues; depression; physical illness and conditions - adjustment to changes in health; relationship difficulties;stress management.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 30 years of clinical experience in health and educational settings. I began my career as a social worker, working in hospitals and then Child and Family Guidance Clinics, before re-training as a counsellor at Kent University. For twelve years, I provided an independent counselling service for two large GP practices, before joining an !APT service (Improved Access to Psychological Therapies). I have been trained in Family Therapy, and have worked as a family therapist for Relate, but I now work exclusively with adults - individuals and couples. I am also a qualified supervisor.
I am an accredited member of BACP and registered with UKRCP.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
My fees are £45.00 per 50 minute session. Fees are negotiable depending on financial circumstances.
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Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client