Imogen Ellis-Jones (MBACP, MNCS, Accred)
As a young child, I eagerly awaited the weekly delivery of my mother’s Woman’s Own magazine. I read the problem page first and dreamed of being an ‘Agony Aunt’ when I grew up because I was interested in how people help each other in times of trouble. However, I became a nurse first and then went on to train, in later years, as a counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist in London and Surrey.
I am passionate about my work and enjoy it all. However, I am particularly interested in the patterns of communication we form in childhood and how these go on to influence us as adults. I use Transactional Analysis, Gestalt and Psychodynamic theories to explore and support this with the client.
What areas do you specialise?
I don’t really specialise because I see clients with all sorts of issues but I have had additional training in Couples Counselling. I talk to couples every day who are wanting more from their relationships – some want to renew a long-gone passion and others are just fighting to stay together. The answer is often found by looking at new ways to communicate with each other rather than fixing a disagreement and it is my interest in this that led me to undertake the extra study.
I am also interested in how conflicting fears and repressed feelings can affect the physical body and how it functions.
What issues do you most enjoy treating?
Relationships, couples work, guilt, grief, stress, depression, panic attacks, phobias using counselling. Weight loss/giving up smoking using hypnotherapy.
What days/times do you work at The Heeler Centre?
At present – Saturdays and Sundays