About Jan Slater

I am an experienced Psycho-therapeutic Counsellor  and Personal Development Coach and practice in Gloucestershire, London and worldwide. When you enter in to counselling  with me, I offer a very safe, non judgemental and confidential therapeutic relationship in which you can explore  personal or difficult issues that may be causing you frustration or distress. As a coach I will help you define your goals and access your strengths; as a professional offering you management support, you can feel assured that I understand some of the dilemmas you may be facing and help you resolve them.






I completed my professional training twenty plus years ago gaining a Diploma in Counselling after three years of study and one year of supervised practice.  I continued to go on to further study  for two years and qualify as a counsellor with Relate the renowned counselling organisation for couples.

During my time working as a couple counsellor I extended my knowledge and gained certificates in working with domestic violence and mental health issues in the couple relationship. Following on from these areas of training I went forward to obtain further qualification with certificated training in working with survivors of sexual abuse. I no longer continue to work from Relate premises and these days I see couples in my own private practice.

My reputation is based on my attention to clinical and academic excellence and I am accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)  a professional body which has a codes of ethics to which I adhere, and complaints procedures which ensure the highest standards of confidentiality and professional practice.  When considering counselling it is important that you choose a professional that has completed a rigorous and thorough training.   

These organisations are the largest professional bodies for counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK and ensure the highest professional standards.  

Post qualifying and after many years working with clients I trained to be a supervisor of other therapist and professionals in the counselling or health profession with the Centre for Supervision and team Development  and went on to supervise for Cruse and  independent psychotherapists working in private practice and other practitioners that work within organisations.

Official psychotherapist to Gloucestershire County Blind Society: www.glos-blind.co.uk 

Bupa recognised provider: please enquire.

I continue to be committed to a regular programme of continued professional development and have become knowledgeable in many other areas. I am a member of the Royal society of Medicine.


I studied  some years ago with the Newcastle College over a period of two years, firstly obtaining a certificate in coaching and after a further period of study and working with clients I obtained the diploma in personal development coaching. In my role as a coach I am honest, clear and direct helping my client to establish their goals and met their targets. My former clients include business leaders, professional sportsmen, and  woman and men like you and I simply wanting to improve self confidence and reach their goals in life.


Over the past 30 plus years I have acquired a varied repertoire with regard to the different business models; this has enabled me to expand my management experience. Here is a list of  just a few: international equestrian centre, retail furniture, counselling providers and my role as the managing director of a private addiction clinic. I thank them all for the opportunity to help me acquire the skills needed to fully understand people and their important role in establishing and maintaining a successful business.   Unhappy unfulfilled employees will stunt business growth quicker than any recession. Managers are often caught between two sectors...the employees and the senior executives. This can be a lonely place and I offer  an opportunity to discuss all aspects in confidentiality.

 Former agony aunt for Glos Mag
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