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(Thinking Together Therapy) MBACP

About me

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.

Member organisations


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


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

Fees are £50 per 50 minute session.  Some concessions are available.

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

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