My name is Rachel Vacalopoulos and I am a qualified counsellor, registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and founder of Thinking Together Therapy. I have extensive experience of listening to and thinking together with clients about all sorts of issues including loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, confidence and self-esteem issues and relationship difficulties.
I currently offer remote Zoom counselling sessions as well as face-to-face sessions in a calm and quiet room in central Cheltenham. If you think I might be able to help you with whatever issues you are currently facing, I very much welcome your enquiry.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained and qualified as a counsellor with Gloucestershire Counselling Service. I also have experience of working as a counsellor in Higher Education Settings.
I currently provide counselling on behalf of a local charity as well as through my own private practice - 'Thinking Together Therapy'. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their code of ethics.
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.