Jan Elsworth. DIP. LEVEL 5. MBACP. (Registered)
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
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
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.