Jan Chant

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BSc (Hons) MBACP
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Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I work with individuals and couples from all walks of life and with many varied concerns. I understand that contacting a counsellor may seem daunting but it is the first step toward positive change, understanding, and feeling better. You don’t have to suffer in silence, bottle it up or go it alone.

With over 20 years of experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist I offer confidential, supportive, and effective counselling and a calm, safe atmosphere in which to explore your concerns constructively without being judged.

You can work with me in-person in my consulting room in Leigh, or online via Whatsapp video call, FaceTime, or Zoom. I also offer Walk & Talk sessions where suitable, please see my website for more information.

If you are unsure if counselling is for you feel free to explore my website or to phone or email me with any questions you may have. www.counsellorleighonsea.co.uk  Email: jan.a.chant@gmail.com                      Call or text: 0794 700 5629.

Confidential, Supportive, Non-judgemental and Effective Counselling

In-Person, Online, or Walk & Talk

Training, qualifications & experience

Jan Chant BSc, DHP, Dip Couns, BWY (Dip), Vita Method Coach, MBACP

Honours degree Psychology (evidence-based perspective) - (BSc)

Diploma Hypnosis & Psychotherapy - (DHP)

Diploma Therapeutic Counselling (Dip Couns)

British Wheel of Yoga Teacher Diploma (BWY Dip). Please see below to find out why this is relevant.

Holistic Integrated Sexuality & Relationship Diploma (TIIS)

Vita Coaching Method* Diploma (TIIS)

Conscious Dance/Healing Movement Certificate

I'm a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) with over 20 years experience. I work to the BACP Framework for Ethical Practice and am committed to ongoing professional and personal development.

I am also a British Wheel of Yoga Teacher and as such my deep understanding of the connection between mind, body, behaviour and emotions enhances my work as a counsellor. It also means that I am able to offer effective techniques to help you to help yourself in cases of anxiety or stress (without you having to take up yoga).

Having completed intensive training with the Tantric Institute of Integrated Sexuality, I am now able to offer an even deeper, more holistic approach to working with relationships or sex-related issues for men and women.

I have trained to work with trauma and integrate somatic (body-based) approaches with 'talk therapy'. These methods are safe and powerful and do not involve physical touch.

I also offer coaching, private 1:1 breathwork sessions (excellent for releasing stuckness, trauma, creativity), private yoga tuition, and online dance/movement medicine sessions which are an enjoyable, accessible, and very effective holistic approach. 

I have undertaken OCTIA training in on-line counselling.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Issues from childhood or the past

Decisions, life choices, personal and professional development

Difficult, painful, confusing or overwhelming feelings


Women's sexuality and pelvic health specialist coaching

Couples' Therapy



Powerful, practical techniques to manage anxiety


£45.00 - £55.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

£55 individuals ~ Full 1 hour session

£75 couples ~ Full 1 hour session

*Payment in advance via this link: Paypal.me/janchant/50  (You don't need a Paypal account), or by BACS (details sent on booking)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Day time and evening appointments on weekdays

See my website: www.counsellorleighonsea.co.uk

Further information

Daytime and evening appointments available on weekdays for individuals and couples in-person or online via Whatsapp video call, FaceTime, Zoom, Skype or  'Walk & Talk'.

Reduced fees for frontline NHS and emergency services.

See my website for details: www.counsellorleighonsea.co.uk or call me on: 0794 700 5629

Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Ground floor consulting room but not wheelchair accessible

Online platforms