Jan Elsworth. DIP. MBACP. (Registered)
34 Alpha Road
I am a qualified counsellor/Psychotherapist working within the NHS. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am dedicated to working ethically within the BACP Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am a mature Person-Centred/Existential counsellor with many years experience in helping people who want to live a more fulfilling life. I work with a broad range of clients and issues, both within the NHS and in my small private practice.
I offer a confidential, non-discriminatory, non-judgemental service for people who are looking for change in their lives. My work is regularly supervised, which ensures I am working professionally, ethically and safely, providing the best service for my clients. In this environment we can feel empowerment to change negative issues in our lives. I attend regular work-shops to support my dedication to good practice.
I believe that taking some time to explore thoughts, feelings and emotions in a safe and trusting space, with a professional and experienced counsellor can lead to self-understanding. In this environment we can feel able to change the negative issues in our lives, and move forward.
Being a Person-Centred/Existential counsellor means I believe that we all have the potential to grow and flourish, given the right support and empathic understanding. I aim to help people find the key to unlock their potential and find the solutions they are searching for. This process takes place within the safety of the accepting therapeutic relationship.
Training, qualifications & experience
Person-Centred Counselling - Level 2
Person-Centred Counselling - Level 3
BETEC Diploma in Humanistic Counselling & Psychotherapy - Level 5
Placement with ADAS (Alcohol & Drug Advisory Service - Harlow)
Volunteer Counsellor at The Margaret Centre, Whipps Cross Hospital
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Fees are on a sliding scale of £20 - £35 depending of on your personal financial situation.
Students and people on a low income will be charged the concessionary rate of £20.
I offer day-time / evening appointments, which are 1 hour duration. I currently have spaces on Tues/Thurs/Frid (daytime) and Tues/Frid (evening). I can be contacted by telephone or email and would suggest an initial free session in which you can decide whether you would like to work with me. I offer short or long term therapy, depending on your needs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tues. 12.00 - 5.00 / Frid. 5.00 - 6.00