Tim Ellis

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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 1HH
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I offer a calm and containing, inclusive space close to the centre of Cambridge for you to work through any issue you wish to bring to therapy. I typically work longer term, but I have a great deal of experience working short term.

I usually see clients once a week. I also work more or less frequently sometimes as the therapy develops. Most of my work is in person. I offer online sessions to existing clients.

I have more than 18years' post-qualification full time experience working for Cambridge University, the NHS and privately.  I work with students and adults of any age. I bring warmth, professionalism and dedication to my work.

Training, qualifications & experience

I offer a warm, personable approach. I combine my core Psychodynamic training with Compassion Focused Therapy. Recent training has been in working with sexual issues, the menstrual cycle and working with an anti-racist approach.

Psychodynamic Counselling (2002-2007) Postgraduate Diploma, and Advanced Diploma at the University of Cambridge.  Counselling Certificate prior to that. All courses BACP Accredited.  

Compassion Focussed Therapy (2013-present) Courses, workshops, conferences and supervision organised by the Compassionate Mind Foundation, whose President, Paul Gilbert originated CFT.  CFT relies on courage, strength and wisdom in a practical way to address our suffering. It is an evidence-based therapy developed from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has gained wide acceptance internationally.

Continuing Professional Development (2008 - present) in a wide range of areas. For example in 2022, training in these areas: Working with Sex and Intimacy; Working with the Emotionally Neglected Client; continuing membership of an Anti-Racism Group.

Work experience:

  • 2021- present: Counsellor, Emmanuel College, Cambridge
  • 2018 - 2021: Counsellor, Churchill College, Cambridge
  • 2017 - present: Psychotherapist in private practice
  • 2017 - present: Clinical Supervisor,  Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Addenbrooke's)
  • 2012-2018: Counsellor, Cambridge University Counselling Service
  • 2007-11: Counsellor, Anglia Ruskin University 

Professional registration: Registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) https://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/

Other work experience: Previous work in radio, media training and the charitable sector.

Member organisations

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I will work with you on any personal issue.


£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a free initial telephone call to respond to any questions you may have.

The session fee is £70, however the first session is £35, as I recognise you may be arranging an initial appointment with more than one therapist.

When I work

I work Monday - Friday. I will try to offer a convenient appointment time based on your availability. 

Further information

Counselling or therapy starts from you wanting support to change something important in your life.  You may want to reduce immediate or long-standing distress. You may want to gain perspective and a deeper understanding of yourself. You may want to tackle a particular problem and clarify your options. You may feel lost and not know exactly what you want.

I will work with you on any personal issue that is important to you. I have nearly 20 years' experience working both long term and short term. I work with compassion, warmth, flexibility, dedication and, where appropriate, humour.

Since starting to work full time some two decades ago, I have seen thousands of clients, covering a very wide range of issues. I still have a passion for the work. It is a privilege to work with clients who want positive change in their lives. Therapy is not cheap, but it can be of tremendous value.

8 Kimberley Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 1HH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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There is a single step from the pavement to the path and a further step from the path into the premises. I can make provision for the premises to be wheelchair accessible.

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Tim Ellis
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