New Testimonials

February 2018

At the start of 2017 the doctor told me I had high functioning Autism.This came as quite a shock for me because I hadn't known this for the last thirty seven years.I didn't know what high functioning Autism was and I felt I had been given this label and I did not understand it.I got very depressed and was in a dark place in my life.

Then I started having counselling with Janet Slater. Janet is a remarkable person.The first time I met her I felt at ease instantly.Her non judgemental approach and professionalism really came across straight away.This last year has been life changing for me and it's all thanks to Jan.

I now understand Autism and I understand myself in a way I didn't before.I am now starting a new chapter in my life which is incredible!

Janet has also given me lots of confidence and raised my self esteem to a whole new level.I am now growing as a person and making lots of new friends.Janet has told me that I can achieve all the things I want to do in  life if I believe in myself enough.Janet is a very inspiring person and I feel very privileged to have worked with one of the top counsellors in the country.I now want to do some volunteering so I can help other people. I would recommend Janet to help anybody who is going through a difficult time in their life. G


December 2017

'If you had said to me six months ago I would seek help by talking to a therapist, I would have laughed at you, I don’t do therapists. Yet I have known for a couple of years that I was becoming increasingly dysfunctional, I could hide this easily and others drank far more than me, so I am ok, right? Pressure was causing me to drink more? Or was the drink making pressure harder to bear?

What to do? who can I check out my worries with? Hard enough to have a chat with myself about it,  The horror thought of a room full of hard drinking strangers, Hi my name is... 

So contacting Jan Slater was at least private and what’s the harm? I am very glad I did. Talking frankly through my own life, analysing how drink played such a big part of it and why was very revealing. It was personal, honest and above all gave me practical solutions. 

Jan’s consultations has changed my life considerably. The obvious benefits of health, looking/ feeling better, less anxious and better relationships. However above all it has gave me more time. So much more time to enjoy life. 

Mr D. CEO husband and father.


Testimonial  July 2017

 “I have had a chronic illness for over 5 and a half years, since I was 13. This has caused me to become very depressed, as well as anxious. I’d been in and out of therapy since I was 15, having times when I was good and bad. I started seeing Jan when I was 18 after a particularly bad patch with anxiety about my depression and my health. I was worried about going out or being left on my own in case I felt unwell. Jan has been a great help, she is so compassionate and I could tell her everything. She helped me prove to myself that I was safe on my own and when I go out, she encouraged me to very gradually take on the things that scared me. She was so great to talk to, I spoke to her about everything, including my first proper break up and everyday stresses. I’m now 19 and I am starting to do the things I couldn’t have dreamed of doing even a few months ago, I’m very thankful to Jan, and I know that I will be contacting her if I ever need to talk to someone again.”

 Miss N

I've always been a confident, self-sufficient person but I came to Jan at a point in my life where that confidence had been shattered and I was struggling to rebuild on my own. 
I approached Jan based on the recommendation of a close friend, and it is one of the best decisions I have made.  
I took a specific question into my first session with Jan: Should I leave my husband?  
As a mum of very young children this was a huge decision, and a situation that I had never dreamed of being in.  
Jan very quickly helped me to identify what I wanted out of a relationship, whether I was able to get that out of my marriage and how I could move forward successfully.  
As part of the process, Jan ended up helping me in many areas of my life, well beyond my initial question.  My career, my relationship with my children, my friendships and my general happiness have all been positively impacted by Jan's advice.  
I recommend Jan unreservedly to anyone who is struggling to cope, has a major question to answer in their life or simply needs a nudge to get things back on track.  Her professionalism is outstanding, and her memory and attention to detail are second to none.  She truly cares about her clients and this shines through in the robust, rational, practical advice and challenge that she provides.  Thank you, Jan.
 Senior executive, business owner and mother of three.


 "I have just spent the last few weeks working through some "stuff" with Jan Slater and I wanted to share my experience so that others can also benefit from this amazing woman.  I came to Jan at a really dark time when I was feeling nothing but negative about my life, my existence and indeed I was even questioning any future at all.  I realised I needed help and sought out a local psychotherapist.  What drew me to Jan was her impressive list of credentials, experience and range of expertise.  This is very important to me and perhaps one of the clinchers was seeing she also supervises other therapists so it was clear she was not only suitably qualified but also experienced enough and credible enough to develop other practitioners too.  Seeing that she has established practices locally and in Harley Street also gave me confidence to contact her and arrange an appointment.

When we met, she put me straight at ease and invested a considerable amount of time seeking to understand my challenges.  She was extremely understanding and very easy to open up to.  She asked very pointed questions and was firm with me whenever she needed to be.  I am not quite sure what she did, nor how she did it, but the difference between where I am now and where I was just a few weeks ago is remarkable.  Jan has helped me find my own answers to my own problems and has empowered me and given me the strength to move forward.  I can highly recommend Jan as a supportive, encouraging and understanding therapist who will help you deal with whatever challenge you face.  

International keynote speaker  Sept 16

January 2018

If you had have asked me about counselling a few years ago, I would have laughed or taken the P....  Men like me don't do that kind of thing. I don't talk for starters, so that just was not going to work ever for me.

Then an old friend  told me about his breakdown and how Jan had got him right. He was a soldier and I thought he was as tough as nails, so I was shocked to find he had been considering topping himself and shocked he had a therapist.

I was angry with life, drinking too much, messed up a marriage and did not see my kids anymore.  I hated myself and life and things were getting worse. My mate told me I should sort my life out before I end up like him, he was clueless that I was already like him.

I do not know what she does? It did not feel awkward or embarrassing and I found myself telling her everything and she got it.  She really got it and made me understand what had happened and that it was and could be OK again.

I sometimes mention her to my mate and we laugh and say ' I wonder what Jan would make of that'.

I owe her a lot. Thanks Jan. DC


Having struggled through childhood, adolescence and adulthood with Aspergers Syndrome, it became abundantly clear during my initial meeting with Jan that I was finally talking to someone who actually understood me and understood what was going on in my head - for the very first time in my entire life.

  I don't imagine I will ever forget that feeling.   Thank you so much. D


‘'It was reading a testimonial on Jan’s website that gave me the confidence to contact Jan and to get the help that I so desperately needed. I can honestly say that without the support of Jan and her counselling services I would not be in the happy place that I am in today. I went to Jan unable to make sense of my low mood, lack of confidence and poor self-esteem. Jan helped me to realise that I was in a very physically and emotionally abusive relationship, something which I had not been able to see when in the midst of my marriage. With Jan’s guidance I was able to seek support to break free from this relationship, and now feel like a completely different person. My daughter and I now have a happy and bright future ahead of us, and my confidence and belief in myself is better than ever. Thank you Jan!'

Mum and professional MS L

                  Dec 2014


'Her professionalism is outstanding,
and her memory and attention to detail are second to none.  She truly cares about her clients and this shines through .                   Thank you, Jan.'



I am an adult with (recently diagnosed) Aspergers and secondary mental health problems. Having spent a long time searching for someone in the Cheltenham area with knowledge and training to be able to help with learning how best to deal with Aspergers and its consequences, I can happily and confidently say that Jan is indeed that right person who knows the way to help with specific Aspergers oriented needs. She has helped me a lot, and has a great sense of humour too!   David Pearce (alleged musician)’

Oct 2012

Hi Jan


I just wished to email you to say thank you, I was always very unwilling to accept help as saw this as a bad thing but you have really helped me and really seeing all the small changes add up in my work life, from comments from customers to the people I work with.

Home life is small step at a time until I can afford to leave the underlying issue will always be there sadly.

The advice you have given me throughout has helped me massively deal with triggers that use to make me a very blunt and unwelcoming person.  


Basically Thank you ( I know that is your job) but really pleased with how I deal with difficult situations now and making my work life a lot easier and happier. All thanks to someone taking the time and listening and then pointing me back in right direction.


Kind regards A  2017