Ella is a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR practitioner, based in the UK with over 10 years experience of working therapeutically to help clients to improve their psychological well-being. In addition, she is also a trainee Psychosexual Therapist. Ella believes in using evidence-based theory and practice to overcome psychological distress and invites you to become curious about yourself.
Using approaches which help you to make sense of unhelpful ways of interpreting and responding to day-to-day experience and working towards meaningful change, Ella will help you to increase your awareness of your values, beliefs and goals and support you to improve your relationship with yourself and others.
With a realistic understanding of modern-life and the pressures that it can bring, Ella offers a creative, compassionate and pro-active approach to therapy which values openness, self-reflection and the desire to change.
Ella has a particular interest in psychosexual difficulties and is undergoing specialist training in this whilst working in a busy Sexual Health/GUM clinic. Difficulties one might typically experience include Erectile Dysfunction, Rapid or Delayed Ejaculations, low sexual desire, Dyspareunia (painful sex), Vaginismus (difficulty with vaginal penetration), sex or pornography addiction, problems associated with the Menopause), relationship problems, communication difficulties alongside many more complex sexual difficulties. All of which are well-treated online.
Ella is highly skilled in working with a wide range of psychological disorders and distress including:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Psychosexual problems (including problems associated with Menopause)
Specific Phobias (e.g. animals)
Skin picking/Hair pulling (tricotillomania/dermatillomania)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
Low Self Esteem
Ella has undergone specialist trauma training and is high skilled at working with people who have experienced traumatic events (e.g. road traffic accidents, assault, domestic violence, natural disasters, health scares and traumatic bereavement) and has extensive experience of this including in her work as an EMDR Practitioner. Ella is training in Psychosexual and relationship therapy.
Ella has also worked with a substantial caseload of people who are feeling stuck in their lives, be it through work, a relationship or just a sense of dissatisfaction with how things have turned out for them. She uses values-based work to help individuals to better understand how to make the changes they need to move towards increased levels of enjoyment and meaning in day-to-day life.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Psychology BSC - University of Exeter
- Primary Care Mental Health Practice PG Cert- University of Central Lancashire
- Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy for Anxiety Disorders and Depression PG Dip- University of Southampton
- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)- Richman EMDR Training
- Psychosexual and Relationship Psychotherapy- London Diploma/Middlesex University (pending)
- Couple Dynamics training
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Free 15 minute telephone consultation or email contact
Sessions thereafter £90
Some reduced rate daytime appointments available in E14 space- please enquire