I’m Delphi Ellis, a qualified counsellor, well-being trainer and author of Answers In The Dark: Grief, Sleep and How Dreams Can Help You Heal.
I offer workshops, classes and attend speaking events promoting wellness – my aim is to help people ‘find their mojo’ or get their sparkle back after a difficult time in their lives. I work with people who would describe themselves as having busy lives, or busy minds, as well as proactive businesses who want to enhance and enrich employee well-being.
As seen on TV
I have a special interest in sleep and dreams and appear regularly in the media. For a full list of media appearances see the list below.
I started my therapeutic career in 2002, where I supported those bereaved by murder and suicide, including attending inquests at coroner’s court. I also spent a brief time with the National Homicide Service. I now work in the community promoting well-being.
When the time is right for my clients, their aim is to find their way forward and get their sparkle back; this is the foundation of the work I do. I listen to what my clients need, helping them find their way back to centre, towards a ‘new normal’.
During 2018, I developed the training programme and was the specialist lead trainer for the More than Words project, developing peer support groups for bereaved people, around the country. In 2019, I developed the training and became lead trainer for the You Behind the Uniform project, discussing bereavement awareness and encouraging self-care with front-line emergency personnel, including police officers and paramedics. I also established and ran a bereavement peer support group during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mindfulness Class: Delphi, A HUGE THANK YOU. I really have learned so much and enjoyed every week.Workshop Guest
Improving the Conversation for Women
In 2004, I established a unique website dedicated to Pregnancy Mental Health, following my own experience of depression and anxiety during pregnancy. This began a journey of promoting better mental for women, including supporting those escaping domestic abuse. I have featured in several popular magazines including Pregnancy and Birth and Natural Health magazines, and featured on radio programmes like Radio 4’s Women’s Hour. (You can see an extensive list of tv and media appearances below).
Volunteering and Charity Work
I give my time for free as an Independent Advisor and Community Ambassador for national conversations that focus on ending male violence against women and girls including domestic abuse. I chose this work for reasons close to my heart and I explain why I think we need this conversation here. The national domestic abuse helpline in the U.K. is 0808 2000 247.
I also volunteer with a local emergency response team, providing emotional support as needed in the event of a major incident.
I also work for a charity in my spare time that transports patients with cancer to hospital for their treatment, that won the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.
Qualifications and Training
My qualifications are in Therapeutic Counselling, Delivering Adult Learning and Management and Leadership. I am also a Mental Health First Aider and authentically trained in Mindfulness. I ensure I engage with continuing professional development throughout the year, so that the learning I provide remains up to date.
I trained with the National Homicide Service, Victim Support, Women’s Aid and others. I am accredited to work with victims of crime, including those escaping domestic abuse.
TV and Media Career
I have enjoyed a TV and media career talking about the subjects I am passionate about, including healthy sleep and dreams. Media appearances include:
BBC Radio: BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 1 Xtra, BBC WM, BBC Shropshire, BBC Coventry, BBC Three Counties, BBC Radio 6 with George Lamb, BBC Suffolk Breakfast Show, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Drive Time, BBC Radio Leeds Drive Time, BBC Tees, BBC Radio Shropshire, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio 4, Woman’s Hour, BBC London with Sunny & Shay and on the Eddie Nestor show, Talk Sport, Beacon Radio, Hallam FM, Original 106 FM, Gemini FM, WLR FM, XFM, The Psychic Show (LBC 97.3), My Spirit Radio, Bridge Radio, Red FM
Loose Women, ITV’s This Morning, DayBreak (Presenter of The Guide to Sleep), , GMTV, The Wright Stuff, LK Today (Lorraine), Consultant to SO Television for My Lovely Audience (Graham Norton), Psychic TV
Featured work –
Daily Express, Mens Health magazine, Practical Parenting & Pregnancy Magazine, Natural Health, Soul & Spirit magazine, Huffington Post, Guardian (G2), Sunday Express, Pregnancy, Baby & You, Daily Express, Daily Telegraph, Pregnancy & Birth magazine, Prima Baby magazine, Practical Parenting, Columnist for Spirit & Destiny Magazine, Contributor to Talk Mum, Contributor to Silent Voices, Columnist for Spirit Force Magazine
Dreams Bed Company, Maybelline New York, Sky + HD (article featured in Daily Telegraph), Johnson’s Beauty: Dreamy Skin, Snow Leopard Trust
- Volunteer of the Year Cohesion Award for services to the community;
- Nomination: “Women Who Keep Bedfordshire Safer”;
- Regional Finalist for the Health and Social Care Awards for Mental Health and Wellbeing;
- Spiritual Connextions Awards for Best Service to Others
I also work for a charity in my spare time which offers a unique transport service for cancer patients, which won the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.
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With Delphi’s help, I have a new perspective on life and the strength to face new and challenging things in a positive way.B.
© Delphi Ellis, Helping You Sparkle™ – Wellness through Learning™
Delphi is the author of Answers In The Dark: Grief, Sleep and How Dreams Can Help You Heal, out now on Amazon and Hive.
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