Visiting your doctor in difficult times

One in five patients now has to wait at least 15 days to see a GP in England, NHS figures have revealed. Just under 5m of the 27.1m appointments at GPs’ surgeries in October involved waiting anywhere between 15 and 28 or more days to see a doctor or practice nurse. Patients are finding it …

Hello and Welcome

Welcome to my website, thank you for stopping by. These pages tell you how to access services which have been carefully designed to help you find your mojo and get your sparkle back. Mental health is as important as physical health, and we now know that one can have an impact on the other. But …

Online Services and Resources

If you’re nervous about attending an event or booking a 1-1, you might like some of my resources and services available to purchase and access online. I also offer telephone appointments for £25 (for 50 minutes) – initial consultations are free. These include: Click here for The Mindfulness Starter Kit – This pack is available via …

Workshops and Events

Did you know according to Time to Change, 95% of people feeling sick with stress, will phone in sick with another reason (like headaches or stomach upsets)?  For training on mental health awareness, get in touch. This page includes training and events I offer. Book a Speaker If you’re hosting an event and would like me …

In the media

I’m Delphi Ellis – a Qualified Therapist, Mental Health Speaker, Mindfulness Practitioner and Well-being Trainer – Helping You Sparkle™. I help people find their mojo and get their sparkle back, often after a difficult period in their lives. I do this by offering counselling, and well-being training services promoting positive mental health, including some specialist …

Monday Mojo – Give Yourself Time

How much time do you have on your hands at the moment? It might sound like a strange question when we’re in the middle of another lockdown in the U.K. We could assume that some people have more time, whilst others might say that have less time than ever. Ashley Whillans refers to the latter …

Monday Mojo – Connect the Word

If you had to describe yourself in one word what would it be? I don’t just mean how you’re feeling, I mean a descriptor that might define you. Nine months ago, you  might easily have said, for example: enthusiastic, driven or focused.  I’m asking because you might not be feeling those things right now, and …

Monday Mojo – Speak Your Peace

How patient are you feeling right now? With everything that’s happening in the world, it makes sense if you’re feeling a little tense, with a wish that things would change. And soon.  It’s not just COVID that we’re tired of hearing about; you probably heard there was an election happening in the U.S., as some …

Monday Mojo – Notice the Surge

Where are your energy levels at right now? As we await further announcements about measures to tackle COVID-19, you might have noticed your energy has shifted. It may have seemed the equivalent of changing up a gear, or changing down. When we are in a crisis, it’s a natural instinct that our energy goes up …

Monday Mojo – Have Wise Hope

It’s been quite the seven days since last week’s mojo hasn’t it? Whilst for many the focus was on the latest rules and restrictions, our attention was also brought towards our communities who – as always – were rallying together to provide help for those most in need.  I’ve noticed this about humankind. When difficulty strikes, people rise. …

Monday Mojo – Breaking the Circuit

How are you feeling?  It’s a genuine question because you’ve probably noticed it’s actually getting even weirder out there. I didn’t think it was possible, and yet here we are.  At the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, I spoke about the importance of finding your language whilst we were hearing new phrases like “sunset clauses”, “social distancing” …

Monday Mojo – Excavate the Unsaid

Do you ever get the impression you’re not getting the full picture from someone?  Sometimes people don’t hold back, and you’re never in any doubt about how they think and feel. Other times, there’s an undertone, where you get a sense something isn’t ok but no one’s really saying anything.  Healthy communication is challenging in …

Mind Your Language – Changing the Conversation on Mental Health

This article is released ahead of World Mental Health Day. Content Warning: briefly discusses suicide 10th October is World Mental Health Day, a time when the focus of our attention is drawn towards raising awareness and opening a dialogue about how we think and feel. This is seen by some as arbitrary – we should …

Monday Mojo – Encourage the Praise

Do you tend to get in your own way sometimes? I ask because when things are going well, we can sometimes sabotage our own efforts to get where we want to be. In a world that’s topsy turvy right now, it makes sense if you sometimes question the decisions you make. But when that starts …

Monday Mojo – Ditch Perfect

How are you at deadlines? Sometimes, one of the reasons we leave things until the last minute (i.e. we procrastinate) is because we want things to be “just right”. The problem with perfectionism is that it can hold us back in many ways. As the video below explains, it can leave you feeling safe but …