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About me

I have been working in the field of psychology since 1996, qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2003. I have a thorough experence in providing psychological therapies both within the NHS and independently.

My clinical experience comprises Adult Mental Health, Psychological Trauma, Chronic Pain, pre-surgical Weight Management, Family/Child services and Learning Disabilities. I have repeatedly given evidence as an expert witness within Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury proceedings. I am published in peer-reviewed journals and have delivered presentations to both international conferences and training groups.

I hold two therapy clinics in Paignton, Monday morning and Thursday all day. I use Cognitive/REBT, Behavioural, CBT, EMDR and Brainspotting, within a context of a genuine therapeutic alliance.

I am Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Chartered with the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Areas of therapy include:

  • Stress Management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety/Panic & Phobia
  • Anger
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • OCD
  • Grief
  • Chronic Pain
  • Addictions
  • Weight Management
  • Self Injury

I approach therapy with a clear strategy.

  • Understand the target concerns
  • Ensure shared understanding of concerns, goals and modes of therapy
  • Develop strategies & resources to manage the (emotional) difficulties experienced in the here & now
  • Work through, process and resolve whatever is underlying and causing the (emotional) difficulties
  • Support progression to desired activities or a return to previous activities

For many people, Life, Family, Work, Travel, Mobility & Fatigue, can prevent regular attendance at therapy appointments.

I also provide CBT, EMDR and Brainspotting therapy & treatment ONLINE using a specialised, secure, fully confidential program similar to Skype or Facetime. ​

​​CBT can also be provided via telephone if preferred.

Online and Telephone appointments are more flexible and can be provided during more antisocial hours by prior agreement.

Online & Telephone therapy is discreet and Dr Ellis Kalmus has solid experience working with drug/alcohol issues, psychosexual & forensic matters.

Training, qualifications & experience


  •       (2003) Doctorate in Clinical Psychology   Clin.Psy.D
  •       (1994) Psychology & Education   BA(Hons)


  •       Brainspotting
  •       EMDR- Level 1,2,3 & 4
  •       Virtual Gastric Band (LCCH)
  •       Psychological Treatment for Chronic Pain (EducarePartners)
  •       CBT Masterclasses (Anxiety/Depn/Trauma/Grief)
  •       REBT Primary Practicum (Windy Dryden)

Professional Registrations-

  •       Health & Care Professions Council
  •       British Psychological Society
    •       Chartered Psychologist   C.Psychol
    •       Associate Fellow   AFBPsS
    •       Member of the Division of Clinical Psychology
  •       World Health Organisation- Member of the Global Clinical Practice Network (GCPN)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.


Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

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.


Additional information

Fees are set at £90 per session for self referred (face-to-face) clients.

Fees for Online/Telephone appointments will be agreed.

I am a Recognised Therapist/Specialist for major national rehabilitation/psychological treatment providers, including BUPA, AXA-PPP and Prudential (Vitality) Health.

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New Devon Clinic
30A Hyde Road

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
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Dr Ellis Kalmus

Dr Ellis Kalmus