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About me

Ella is an experienced Clinical Psychologist and specialist in helping people live well with a range of physical and mental health conditions. She will provide space to listen to your story whilst assessing your needs. You will be able to create an individualised treatment plan together. Ella will help you to understand what is happening in your mind and body and feel more empowered to cope. The treatments she offers are drawn from up-to-date research in line with the latest national NICE guidance. Ella will work with you to address your self-defined goals and she will show you some psychological tools to help you track the changes you are making. She will help you communicate your progress to others as you gain confidence using your new skills. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of East London. Awarded 2007
  • Psychology BSc Hons, Brunel University (Upper Second Class Honours). Awarded 2000
  • Breathworks Approach for MBCT and other Mindfulness Teachers. 3-day course, 2012
  • Breathworks Practice Course for Mindfulness Teacher Accreditation Mindfulness for Health. 2018
  • EMDR Training Phase 1,2 & 3 – East London Foundation Trust (ELFT) Completed 2021

Experience

Ella is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society. She is also an Accredited Mindfulness Teacher with Breathworks. Ella has been qualified for over 15 years and both worked in the NHS and has had a personal mindfulness practice since 2001. 

Ella offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help people with mood difficulties, such as anxiety and depression. She also draws on a range of Mindfulness Based Approaches. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for example, is a proven and recommended treatment for people who experience recurrent depression. Breathworks’ Mindfulness for Stress (MfS) and Mindfulness for Health (MfH) meditation practices are designed to help people with pain, illness and stress to deepen self-compassion as they put new coping skills into practice. 

Ella has a broad range of experience working with a variety of agencies including teams, individuals across the lifespan and groups in both inpatient and community-based settings. She has worked in different countries, working with local communities to set up clinics. Ella has extensive teaching experience offering training and supervision on health psychology modules at a range of Clinical Psychology Training Courses.

Ella can offer specialist support in relation to chronic health conditions such as HIV, Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME and Post-Covid Syndrome. Her most recent NHS post was a leadership role in a busy community adult Mental Health service. More recently, Ella has become interested in psychological trauma, using Eye Movement De-sensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), as well as trauma sensitive mindfulness to help this group. 

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HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Post-Covid Syndrome

Chronic pain, including Fibromyalgia

Mood disorders - anxiety and depression, including health anxiety

Fees

From £70.00 to £125.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

£70 per online session (individual)

£100 - £125 per face to face session (dependent on type of therapy, e.g. CBT or EMDR).

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I work Monday to Friday, 8am - 4pm. 

Further information

Publications:

Campbell, T., Beer, H., Wilkins, R., Sherlock, E., Merrett, A. & Griffiths, J. (2010). “I look forward. I feel insecure but I am ok with it”. The experience of young HIV+ people attending transition preparation events: a qualitative investigation. AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, 1360-0451, Volume 22, Issue 2.

Nayagam, D., Archer, P., Sababady, S., Doshi, S., & Sherlock E. (2011). “Adherence, Symptom Management, Psychological Aspects and Multidisciplinary Care of Children with HIV”. In V. Pribram (Ed), Nutrition and HIV. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Sherlock, E. (2007). “An inquiry into mindfulness based cognitive therapy for depression in a Buddhist setting”. Submitted to Mindfulness. Unpublished Doctorate of Clinical Psychology thesis, University of East London.

Sherlock, E., Griffiths, J. & Hamblin, E., (2018). “Standard 6: Promotion of Psychological Wellbeing in Adolescence and During Transition between Paediatric and Adult Services”. In Melvin, D. (Ed), Psychological Management of Children and Young People Living with HIV: Standards for Care.

Tenant-Flowers, M., Boag, F., Browne R., Foster, C., Jungmann, E., Pearson Scott, Phelan, M., Prime, K., Sherlock, E., Wilkins, R. (2010). “HYPNet CHIVA guidance on the management of sexual and reproductive health for adolescents living with HIV” http://www.hypnet.org.uk/guidelines.html Guidance consultation paper.

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

If you have any additional needs, please let me know your requirements, and I will adapt the sessions to make them accessible.

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I can tailor Supervision to your needs, using a range of approaches (e.g. systemic, CBT, CFT and Mindfulness Based work).

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