I’m Delphi Ellis, a Qualified Therapist, Mental Health Speaker and Wellbeing 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 providing talking therapies and wellbeing training services promoting positive mental health, including some specialist services for women. Sessions are available 1-1 and as group classes, with some workshops available nationwide. Private and corporate clients welcome.
As a Mindfulness Practitioner, I suggest practical strategies for quality rest and relaxation, including guidance on healthy sleep. With a special interest in dream interpretation, I have appeared as the dream expert for TV shows like Loose Women, ITV’s This Morning and presenting the Guide to Sleep on Daybreak.
I have supported people professionally since 2002, where I started my therapeutic work in bereavement. I helped those bereaved by murder and suicide, including attending inquests at coroner’s court. When the time was right for them, my clients wanted to find their way forward, and get their sparkle back; this became the foundation of the work I do today. I listen to what my clients need, helping them find their way back to centre or towards a ‘new normal’. I still volunteer some of my time today, supporting those bereaved by murder, with the National Homicide Service.
In 2004, I also 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.
During 2018, I developed the training programme, and was the specialist lead trainer, for the Cruse More than Words project, developing peer support groups for bereaved people, around the country.
I am also involved with and volunteer for a number of projects which support work in the local community. In 2018, I was nominated as one of the Women who Make Bedfordshire Safer Awards, held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. I was also nominated as a Community Champion as part of a nationwide competition.
Qualifications and Training
My qualifications and training include Therapeutic Counselling, Delivering Adult Learning, Restorative Justice, 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.
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TV & Radio appearances
If you have a PR or media enquiry, or would like invite me to one of your events, please contact me.
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
Television: Loose Women, ITV’s This Morning, Day reak – Presenter of The Guide to Sleep, Psychic TV, GMTV, The Wright Stuff, LK Today (Lorraine), Consultant to SO Television for My Lovely Audience (Graham Norton)
Dreams Features: Daily Express, Mens Health magazine, Practical Parenting & Pregnancy Magazine, Natural Health, Soul & Spirit magazine, Huffington Post, Ante-natal Depression features: 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
Nominated in the Women Who Keep Bedfordshire Safer Awards, Bedfordshire OPCC
Spiritual Connextions Awards for Best Service to Others
Regional Finalist for the Health and Social Care Awards for Mental Health and Wellbeing
I also work for a charity in my spare time which offers a unique transport service for cancer patients. This recently won the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.