ABOUT

ELLA SHANNON

Ella is passionate about supporting people to have thriving relationships, fulfilling sex lives and to move through life with a sense of lightness and ease.

Ella Shannon cairns counsellor

Ella is an Accredited Counsellor, Behavioural Scientist and Clinical Sexologist who has supported hundreds of individuals and couples over the last 10 years. She specialises in relationship counselling, sex therapy and psychedelic integration and also offers individual counselling for a range of client concerns. Sessions are available in person in Cairns, Tropical Far North Queensland Australia, or via Zoom from wherever you are.

I LOVE working with LGBTIQ+ clients as well as those into Kink and in Alternative Relationships.

QUALIFICATIONS

“Evolution of Intimacy” is a culmination of many years training and studying. Formal Qualifications include Masters of Sexology Professional, Bachelor Degree in Behavioural Science, Diploma in Transpersonal Counselling, Graduate Diploma in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Diploma of Leadership and Management, Certificate in Addiction Studies, Certificate in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy.

ACCREDITATION

I am Accredited with the Australian Counselling Association- Level 4 and am fully accredited with the Society of Australian Sexologists. As part of the Mind Medicine Australia team I offer Psychedelic Integration sessions and I am an Accredited Clinical Counselling Supervisor with the Australian College of Supervisors.

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EXPERIENCE

My diary is currently open full time to private clients, new and returning clients are welcome. Prior to this I managed the Cairns Sexual Assault Service for 2 years, and before that worked at Relationships Australia for 3 years as a relationship counsellor and trauma therapist. Further back in my career I worked as Mental Health Recovery Coach, Drug and Alcohol Counsellor and group facilitator and when I first moved to the region I owned and operated the Port Douglas Happy Herb Shop.

For 10 years in my 20’s & 30’s I dedicated myself to learning about Yoga and Spirituality and completed a suite of Tantra, Yoga, Meditation and Energy Work Teacher Training programs and Accreditations.

Therapeutic Modalities

In working with people I draw upon my experience with various modalities such as

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Trauma Informed Therapy

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Grief Work

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Narrative Therapy

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Emotional Focused Therapy

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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Emotional Freedom Technique

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Motivational Interviewing

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Symbol Work and Client Centred practice

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EDMR Therapy Trained with EMDRIA

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Transpersonal Counselling

Counselling Sessions

Are for anyone looking for support and guidance in their lives.

Psychedelic Integration Sessions

Are for anyone who wants support regarding psychedelics, plant medicines and their emotional health and wellbeing.

Online Relationship and Tantra Course

Ready to take your relationship to the next level?  Enjoy 12 lessons to follow along with your partner from the safety and comfort of your own home.

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