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I am a therapeutic counsellor, author and well-being trainer. I aim to help people find what I call their ‘mojo’ (feel-good energy or motivation) and get their sparkle back, often during or after a difficult time in their lives. You can find out more about my services here. My book Answers in the Dark: Grief, Sleep and How Dreams Can Help You Heal is due for publication in 2022.
I started my therapeutic career working in bereavement 20 years ago and still work with grieving people today. I have designed and delivered nationwide training programmes, including promoting the benefits of peer support following the death of a loved one, and tailored grief awareness training to front line personnel including police officers, paramedics, and search and rescue teams. I actively challenge the taboo of talking about death, dying, grief and bereavement. I also deliver workshops on mindful leadership and workplace wellness.
My mission is to help improve and enhance the well-being of others through compassionate education and wholehearted, meaningful dialogue. I believe in human potential, helping people manage uncertainty and understand resilience, building connection through community. I am a strong advocate of self-compassion, encouraging regular restorative acts of self-care.
I also campaign to raise awareness and discuss prevention of domestic abuse – the National Domestic Abuse Helpline in the UK is 0808 2000 247 or call 101 to report; 999 in an emergency.
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 supported those bereaved by murder and suicide. I attended inquests at coroner’s court, and later did additional training with the National Homicide Service.
Today, I have brought all my skills and experience together to work in the community, raising awareness and promoting the benefits of mental health maintenance through 1-1 sessions, workshops and group events. When the time is right for my clients, we work collaboratively to help them find their way forward and get their sparkle back.
As an integrated, holistic counsellor, I am able to use a number of different models, recognising the uniqueness of my clients and their situation; people are at the heart of the work I do.
Pregnancy Mental Health
In 2004, I established a unique website and peer support group dedicated to Pregnancy Mental Health, following my own experience of ante-natal depression and anxiety.
I have featured in several popular magazines including Pregnancy and Birth and Natural Health, and featured on radio programmes like Radio 4’s Women’s Hour. (You can see an extensive list of tv and media appearances below).
Qualifications and Training
My qualifications and training include Therapeutic Counselling, Delivering Adult Learning, Support for Insomnia, Positive Psychology, Pain Management, Mental Health First Aid (and Psychological First Aid for Pandemics), and Mindfulness.
I have also received training with the National Homicide Service, Victim Support, and Women’s Aid. I am accredited to work with victims of crime, including those escaping domestic abuse.
Volunteering and Charity Work
I currently volunteer as a community ambassador raising awareness and striving for the prevention of domestic abuse.
TV and Media Career
I also work for a charity in my spare time which offers a unique transport service for cancer patients, which has won the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.
I have enjoyed a TV and media career talking passionately about the subjects I cover, 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
Natural Health, In Style Magazine, Glamour Magazine, Daily Express, Practical Parenting & Pregnancy Magazine, 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, Mens Health magazine
I have worked with several companies to promote products related to my specialist areas. These have included: Dreams Bed Company, Maybelline New York, Sky + HD (article featured in Daily Telegraph), Johnson’s Beauty: Dreamy Skin, Snow Leopard Trust
- “Women Who Keep Bedfordshire Safer” – Winner
- Volunteer of the Year Cohesion Award – Services to the Community
- “Women Who Keep Bedfordshire Safer” – Nomination
- Health and Social Care Awards for Mental Health & Wellbeing (Regional Finalist)
- Spiritual Connextions Awards for Service to Others – Winner
As well as dreams and sleep, I have a keen interest in Buddhist psychology including mindfulness and have followed a Buddhist way of life since around 2009, most recently in the Theravada tradition. This means I hold a positive intention to be of service to others, bringing into my work, where appropriate, an intelligent philosophy which focuses on intentional living.
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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™