OUR PRACTICE IS FOUNDED ON THE VALUES OF
empathy, trust, and enrichment
About Dr Susan Ellis
Susan is a compassionate Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working in private practice and hospital settings. She has a special interest in working with people who are experiencing psychological difficulties in the context of long-term medical conditions.
Susan uses a gentle therapeutic approach to create a safe, non-judgemental, and supportive environment enabling you to openly discuss your concerns. She works with you as an individual to help you gain an understanding of your current difficulties and how these impact on your life. She works collaboratively with you to identify helpful ways to manage these difficulties and improve the quality of your life.
Susan uses a range of evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy, tailored to your individual needs. She is committed to providing high quality psychological care and maintains her expertise and professionalism through ongoing clinical and peer supervision, and continuing professional development.
Individual and Group Therapy
A Happier, Healthier You
Susan has extensive experience in assisting people to cope with a wide range of emotional and personal challenges, such as stress, anxiety, depression, sleep difficulties, coping with physical health issues, pain management, grief and loss, life transition, adjustment difficulties, assertiveness training, and goal setting. Susan is experienced in using a range of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy. All interventions are evidence-based and tailored to support your individual needs. Susan’s approach to counselling is gentle, non-judgmental, compassionate, curious, gently challenging and attuned to what is happening for you in the present moment.
Group programs may offer an economical and effective method of intervention for a range of needs. Susan provides group-based programs in a variety of areas including mindfulness, stress management, sleep improvement, and chronic disease management. Program schedules vary, but generally run on a weekly basis for six weeks.
"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind"
DOCTORATE OF PSYCHOLOGY (CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY & CLINICAL GEROPSYCHOLOGY), THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND (2014)
BACHELOR OF ARTS HONOURS CLASS 1 (PSYCHOLOGY), THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND (2011)
BACHELOR OF ARTS (PSYCHOLOGY, PHILOSOPHY), THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND (2009)
PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
THE HEALTH AND CARE PROFESSIONS COUNCIL, PRACTITIONER PSYCHOLOGIST
THE BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, CHARTERED PSYCHOLOGIST
THE BRITISH PSYCHOSOCIAL ONCOLOGY SOCIETY, MEMBER
THE AUSTRALIAN HEALTH PRACTITIONER REGULATION AGENCY, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
THE AUSTRALIAN HEALTH PRACTITIONER REGULATION AGENCY, CLINICAL SUPERVISOR
THE AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, MEMBER
THE AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY CLINICAL COLLEGE, FELLOW
THE PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP AUSTRALIA, MEMBER
THE GOLDEN KEY INTERNATIONAL HONOURS SOCIETY FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, MEMBER
Personalised Attention For Your Needs
In therapy, we aim to facilitate self-understanding and support you in adopting more helpful approaches towards difficult life situations. Therapy is a process of healing and growth that necessitates participation and investment from the client and therapist, alike. Together, we work towards developing your strengths and making changes that ultimately lead to a more enriched life.
Dr Susan Ellis
21 Manor Pl, Edinburgh EH3 7DX, UK