E. D. Jane Ellis
Dulwich Therapy Rooms
47 Lordship Lane
I am a Counselling Psychologist available privately to work with common mental health problems; anxiety, depression and low self-esteem using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I can also provide supervision to counsellors and psychologists.
I am keen to help people improve their quality of life using the CBT model so that people are not troubled and restricted by anxiety or suffering from depression. With both an empathic nature and years of experience I believe I can enable people to understand their difficulties quickly and break negative patterns that might be holding them back.
CBT is a talking therapy that seeks to discover how your problem started and what keeps it going. It identifies cycles that people may have fallen in to; of unhelpful thinking that leads to negative feelings and actions, that in turn, reinforce the unhelpful thinking.
I work collaboratively so we develop a shared understanding of the problem, challenge the negative thinking and change unhelpful behaviour together. It is an active, goal focused approach based on what can be done in the here and now; we will design exercises to complete between sessions to maximise the effectiveness of the therapy.
I have 20 years NHS experience and have recently moved to private practice to offer a high standard of psychological interventions with the immediacy and flexibility working independently can provide; to be optimally effective for the benefit of clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
Most recently, I have been working in a primary care ‘IAPT’ talking therapies service with people referred by their GP for anxiety and depression. Before that, I worked in secondary care with people with complex mental health problems and initially I worked for 10 years with adults with learning disabilities. I have lead a clinical team in both primary care and learning disability services.
I am Chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS), registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP).
I trained in CBT at Oxford University, the Oxford Centre for Cognitive therapy. In addition to CBT, I have training in humanistic counselling, systemic/ family therapy, brief solution focused therapy and schema therapy, study which formed the basis of my training as a Counselling Psychologist. I have a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of East London and a BSc honours degree in Psychology from the University of London, Goldsmiths' College.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Psychological problems in the context of global learning disabilities.
Please contact me directly to discuss fees.
I offer day time and evening appointments in East Dulwich.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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