About me – Thelma Ellison (she/her)

A qualified Integrative Therapist and BACP registered counsellor; I have also been formally trained as a Certified Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist (EFT – visit www.iceeft.com for more information).  This thoroughly researched approach to therapy for couples focuses on creating and strengthening emotional bonds between partners by accessing emotions and mutually experiencing sincere, heartfelt conversations that transform adult loving relationships.

I also have experience of working with individual clients affected by a broad range of difficulties and I passionately believe that healthy emotional expression can radically change lives and transform relationships.

Previous experience includes service in Royal Navy and Local Government.


My therapeutic approach is derived from an integrative model, using elements of Person-centred and Psychodynamic, while specialising in Emotionally Focused Therapy.  My objective is to provide a warm, non judgemental and collaborative partnership, offering a safe compassionate space to explore and share your thoughts and feelings so that you experience understanding of yourself and your partner, creating connection and strengthening your relationship.

I work with couples in private practice, both face to face and online.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, ICEFFT
  • Member of British Emotionally Focused Therapy, BEFT
  • Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, BACP

Counselling Qualifications

ICEFT Certified Emotionally Focused Therapy Counsellor

Diploma Integrative Therapeutic Counselling

Certificate Integrative Therapeutic Counselling

Certificate in Relationship Counselling Marriage Care

Advanced Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy