Jan Ellis

Reg MBACP. Counselling Diploma and Cert in Relationship Counselling

About me

I am offering online and telephone counselling as well as face to face counselling at this time.
I offer both Individual and Relationship Counselling to adults over 18 years old.
I’m an Integrative Counsellor, using various therapies tailored to suit  your specific needs; including Person Centred, Emotionally Focused, Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP)

Life can be complex and bring different challenges which can affect many areas of our lives.

I am extremely passionate in helping you to deal with these challenges in order that you can lead a happier, more enjoyable life.

Thoughts and feelings have a real affect on ourselves, our behaviour and how we react and cope in all areas of our lives. I feel it is important to work through any challenges / issues so we can move on and be happy both within ourselves and within our relationships.

I feel that being genuine, open and honest and building a professional relationship of trust with clients is key to successful outcomes for clients.
I am a very dedicated, genuine, professional who focuses on getting the best possible result for all clients.
Looking  specifically at ways to work through things with you is something I work hard to achieve with yourself. This way the counselling sessions are realistically going to be more beneficial to yourself.

I realise that you have different priorities at different times so I try to work as flexibly as possible.

I work with a wide range of issues including:

  • Abuse
  • Addictive issues
  • Alcohol /Substance abuse issues
  • Life Coaching
  • Anger management                                                  
  • OCD
  • Anxiety                                                 
  • Self-esteem /Confidence issues
  • Bullying                                                
  • Self-harm
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Domestic abuse                                  
  • Relationship issues
  • Eating disorders                                 
  • Transgender issues
  • Emotional/Behavioural issues            
  • Trauma
  • Family issues
  • Financial issues
  • Work related issues
  • Grief                                                   
  • Various mental health issues /learning difficulties

Please see added areas of counselling work covered in section further down

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked in the Support Services with individuals with complex needs for 15 years and progressed from Support Worker to Service Manager in that time. Working with individuals with various complex health issues and learning difficulties; including brain injury, various addictions, anxiety, depression, self- harm, anger management, low self-esteem, bipolar, schizophrenia, agoraphobia, autism and physical disabilities.

I have also volunteered with Hafan Cymru, counselling individuals with affected by domestic abuse and have volunteered with Marriage Care as a Relationship Counsellor for four years working with a variety of relationship problems with both individuals and couples.

I now focus on working as a Private Counsellor having trained in different areas for some years.


  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Certificate in Relationship Counselling
  • Post graduate Certificate in NLP Coaching: Level 7
  • BSC degree in Social Policy and Sociology
  • NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care
  • ILM / NVQ in Management
  • Trauma
  • Working with Domestic Abuse
  • Emotional Focused Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Tapping Therapy
  • Trans-identified and trans-historied issues
  • Dealing with depression
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • Alcohol and substance misuse
  • Complex mental health issues
  • Sexual abuse
  • Self esteem and confidence

I am at present studying for Diplomas in Mindfulness and nutrition and Weight management.

I am committed to continued professional development (CPD) in line with professional and BACP Requirements

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.


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • HealthAssured

Additional information

  • £45 per hour 1-1 Counselling
  • £55 per hour Couples Counselling
  • Concessions for students and those with financial difficulties
  • Concessions for students who are needing counselling as part of their counselling qualification


Swansea: Monday-Friday 9am -8pm  Saturday 10am-2pm 

Further information

I work within 2 professional, confidential counselling rooms in Brynmill and Gorseinon; which are both located in Swansea.

I also offer both telephone and online counselling which has become extremely popular with alot of people especially due to the COVID situation.

I realise that contacting counsellors can be daunting so if you want to ask any questions or need clarity on anything please email me or ring and I will do my best to answer as quickly as possible

Thank you for reading my profile.



Bay Therapies
112b Marlborough Road

Parkhouse Therapy Centre
12 A Alexandra Road

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair access is in Brynmill Swansea room only