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About me

Hi, I'm Ro Slater, welcome and thanks for taking the time to read this far.

Please don't be scared!  During this most recent Covid lockdown you may be struggling to cope with anxiety, depression and having a purpose?  Maybe talking to someone could help?  Even though we can't meet face to face at the moment we can talk.  I offer both video and phone sessions at a time to suit you.  We can have a free 30 minute session to talk things through and see if counselling is for you.  What have you got to lose?

You might be looking for a counsellor for yourself or someone close to you.  This maybe because life has become too much right now.  Let's face it, people don't usually see a counsellor because they are feeling great.

Talking to someone can really help.  I work in a very gentle approachable way.  Give me a call or send an email and we can have a gentle chat to see if counselling is for you.

I have over 16 years experience working as a counsellor and supervisor.  I work with both adults and young people who are experiencing current or past difficulties which are preventing them getting on with their lives.

I work with you to meet your individual needs.  We can work out what is going to work for you together. 

Its really important that you, the client, feels safe and welcome in a space where  you can talk freely about what's going on for you, without fear of being judged or criticised.  This can help you to make sense of what has happened in the past or is going on in your life now.

Finding a counsellor who 'fits' is a bit like buying a pair of shoes - you have to try before you decide.

If we are both happy to work together, we will then discuss how often you want to come along, and whether you think you want to focus on a particular issue, so counselling may be for a few sessions or whether its an ongoing situation and you want to leave it open ended.

I am happy to work with young people and teenagers, as long as this is supported by a parent or guardian.  I would work with the young person and their guardian in the first session to decide the best way to work together.

If you'd like to talk about counselling before making a decision please give me a call.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

I have worked as a counsellor in a number of organisations including the NHS as a counsellor in GP practice offering short term therapy.  I've also been a counsellor for young people in  schools and youth projects.  I have extensive experience of working with young people, particularly teenagers.  More recently I have worked for a local authority as part of an education inclusion team, supporting young people who are struggling within the education system.

I also work as a supervisor for trainee and qualified counsellors, as well as providing private supervision to both GPs and social workers.  I now work solely in private practice in Wembury.

Qualifications

  • Dip Counselling (Post graduate diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Therapy (Cornwall College/University of Plymouth)
  • Post graduate diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
  • Post graduate Certificate in Person Centred Supervision
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding Training
  • Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Certificate in online and telephone counselling

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Agoraphobia, fear of flying, all forms of anxiety, school phobia and school refusal.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Usually £40 per 50 minute session for individual counselling.  Payment by bank transfer, contactless or cash.

I hold some reduced fee places - please contact me to discuss.

Supervision is usually £55 per 1.5 hour session, but I offer a reduced rate for trainee counsellors - please call me to discuss.

Availability

Flexible appointments, including online viz Zoom or phone sessions available

Further information

I have lots of experience of counselling young people and teenagers and have worked extensively within the state education system for a number of years.  I understand the difficulties and pressures that young people experience at school, particularly during their GCSE and A level years.  This pressure can cause a lot of stress and anxiety for both young people and their families.

Plymouth
Devon
PL9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Ground floor premises with parking. One step up into counselling room.

Languages offered

None

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I have been working as a supervisor for over 12 years.

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Rowena Slater Dip Couns. Cert Supervision, MBACP

Rowena Slater Dip Couns. Cert Supervision, MBACP