Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, EMDR & Sex Therapist
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 her online 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.
Testimonials from Ella’s online clients
“Doing therapy online meant I didn't need to stress about having to leave work early/work different hours to fit in a therapy session each week - I was able to do it in the morning before I started work. When I had therapy in the past, I used to feel very guilty when I was taking time off to go to sessions, so this helped a lot not having this guilt on top of my anxiety!”