Jan Elsworth

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DIP. LEVEL 5. MBACP. (Registered)
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London, E4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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

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


£25.00 - £40.00
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Fees are on a sliding scale of £25 - £40 depending of on your personal financial situation.

Students and people on a low income will be charged the concessionary rate of £25.

When I work

Some daytime/evening space.  Currently In Person, or telephone counselling.

Further information

I offer day-time / evening appointments, which are 1 hour duration. I currently have spaces on Tues/Thurs (daytime) and Tues/Weds/Thurs. (evening).  I can be contacted by telephone or email and offer an introductory session costing £20. I offer short or long term therapy, depending on your  needs.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)