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.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £45.00 per 50 minute session. Fees are negotiable depending on financial circumstances.