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 – Cultivate Your Resilience

There is so much going on in the world right now that it’s proving hard to know what the right thing is to say or do. The impact of recent weeks, and even recent days, will affect us all in different ways, which is probably why so many well-being websites are focusing on the importance …

Monday Mojo – Explore Your Why

It’s another Bank Holiday Monday here in the U.K.. Many, including key workers and those who’ve been home-schooling, may be glad of the rest if they get one, especially if it’s half term week where you are. Pre-COVID19, a Bank Holiday week/end might be when we bring out the barbecue, go out with friends, or …

The Benefits and Considerations of Establishing Peer Support

In 2005, I established a peer support group for pregnant women suffering with stress, depression and anxiety. Back then, it was estimated that around one in 10 pregnant women were suffering with ante-natal depression and other types of poor mental health in pregnancy; I had been one of them (you can read my story here). …

Monday Mojo – Honour Your Needs

How kind have you been to yourself lately?  If you’ve been throwing rocks at yourself (metaphorically speaking), you’re not alone. According to this article, the pandemic has unleashed the “inner critic” in many of us. As the article explains, lockdown and the start of “unlockdown” has felt like a rollercoaster for some and we are …

Monday Mojo – Identify Your Signs

How do you know when you’re reaching your tipping point? Pretty much everybody has one. Unless you have the composure of someone like Pema Chödrön, chances are there will be times when it feels like situations are getting on top of you. For some people, stress is caused by too much pressure:• Workload• Demands on …

Monday Mojo – Find Your Flow

What would put a bit of sparkle in your step right now? If you’ve been feeling the strain of lockdown lately, experts are saying you’re not alone. It makes sense if you’re starting to feel a bit flat, especially if you’re putting on a brave face and trying to keep everyone else’s spirits up. We’ve …

Monday Mojo – Connect Your Way

How connected are you feeling today? Researchers are beginning to highlight that one of the biggest impacts of lockdown has been the toll on connection. While virtual environments work for some, and are mainly what we have right now, they don’t work well when they’re forced. So if it feels like something is missing right …

Monday Mojo – Build Your Strategy

What’s your strategy for this week?  I ask because we’re hearing about the importance of having one on a daily basis.  As the lockdown continues, we are watching other nations prepare to bring some of their restrictions to an end. Eyes nervously turn to other countries to see how they’re coping; what works and what doesn’t. …

Grief, Loss and COVID-19

Note to the reader: This article is in response to the coronavirus outbreak, and discusses death and dying. It also explores how we may experience grief and loss when no one has died. As the number of deaths continues to rise in the U.K. and around the world, many are facing grief in ways they …

Monday Mojo – Let Yourself Breathe

It’s a Bank Holiday Monday here in the U.K. and we’re in week four of a lockdown due to COVID-19. It’s natural at times like this to find ourselves immersed in our thoughts, especially when our every day routine is not what it used to be. What’s your main train of thought about right now? …