I’m Delphi Ellis – Helping You Sparkle™. I am a qualified counsellor, mental health and well-being trainer, and mindfulness practitioner. I provide services into the community to help people find their mojo (energy) and get their sparkle back, often during or after a difficult time in their lives. I have a special interest in dreams and sleep, appearing on TV shows like Loose Women. (You can find out more about this further down the page).
I offer personal development programmes and events which focus on mental health maintenance, and include bereavement awareness and mindful leadership training. I run relaxation classes teaching mindfulness, and deliver on a range of topics from assertiveness training to stress and anxiety management.
My mission is to help improve the global conversation around mental health, and enhance the well-being of others through compassionate education. This includes embracing human potential, helping people build their resilience and manage uncertainty, and engaging in wholehearted, meaningful dialogue. This includes challenging the taboo of talking about talking about death, dying, grief and bereavement; to break the stigma associated with poor mental health particularly at work, encouraging employers to develop mindful leadership; and raising awareness of and hold purposeful conversations about how best to help those affected by the topics I cover. I am a strong advocate of self-compassion, encouraging regular restorative acts of self-care.
I am based in Milton Keynes, with some services available nationwide and globally via call services like Zoom, Teams and Google Hangout.
I started my therapeutic career in 2002, where I mainly supported those bereaved by murder and suicide in a 1-1 setting. I attended inquests at coroner’s court, later completing additional training with the National Homicide Service.
In 2018, I was the specialist lead trainer and developed the training for a nationwide project called More than Words, which focused on the benefits of peer support groups for bereaved people. In 2019, I became the lead trainer and developed the training for the You Behind the Uniform project, teaching bereavement awareness, and encouraging self-care for front-line emergency personnel, including police officers and paramedics.
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). I also promote healthy dialogue to help end discrimination and highlight inequality, campaigning through my Lets Talk Lady Business™ website and social media, to help end shaming, exploitation and violence towards women.
I am involved locally as a ‘Community Champion’ and ‘Independent Advisor’ to a statutory service, encouraging collaboration between agencies and promoting mental health maintenance, resilience and well-being. I also volunteer with a service that supports victims of crime.
Qualifications, Training and Continual Professional Development
My qualifications and training include Therapeutic Counselling, Delivering Adult Learning, Bereavement Awareness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Support for Insomnia, Positive Psychology, Mental Health First Aid, and Mindfulness. 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™