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. Due to the popularity and convenience of online sessions I will no longer be offering 'in-person' sessions (except Walk & Talk) so you can work with me by phone, FaceTime, Whatsapp video call, Skype, or Zoom. However, ask me about 'Walk & Talk' if you prefer to meet in person in Leigh Library Gardens or to stroll together along Marine Parade. Many people find walking and talking helps them think clearly - plus, all the benefits of being outside in Nature and fresh air!

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

Online, by phone, 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 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 prestigious 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), and online dance/movement medicine sessions which are an enjoyable and very effective holistic approach accessible from your own computer at home.

I have undertaken OCTIA training in on-line counselling.

Member organisations


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

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


Powerful, practical techniques to manage anxiety


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

£50 individuals ~ Full 1 hour session

£75 couples ~ 60 - 75 minute 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)


Day time and evening appointments on weekdays

See my website: www.counsellorleighonsea.co.uk

Further information

Daytime and evening appointments available for individuals and couples by phone, FaceTime, Whatsapp video call, Skype, Zoom, or socially-distanced 'Walk & Talk'.

Reduced fees for frontline NHS workers

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


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Sessions online via Whatsapp video call, FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, audio call, or socially distanced 'Walk & Talk'.

Online platforms