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, Clinical Sexologist and EMDR Therapist who has supported hundreds of individuals and couples over the last 10 years. She specialises in relationship counselling, sex therapy and EMDR. Ella offers individual and couple 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.


“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 Certificate in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Diploma of Leadership and Management, Certificate in Addiction Studies, Certificate in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy and a fully accredited EMDR therapist. 


I am Accredited with the Australian Counselling Association- Level 4 and am fully accredited with the Society of Australian Sexologists. I offer Psychedelic Integration sessions from a harm minimisation perspective, and I am an Accredited Clinical Counselling Supervisor with the Australian College of Supervisors. I am an Accredited Practitioner with EMDR Australia. 

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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


EMDR (Attachment and Internal Family Systems informed).


Grief Work


Narrative Therapy


Emotional Focused Therapy


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy


Emotional Freedom Technique


Motivational Interviewing


Symbol Work and Client Centred practice


Trauma Informed Therapy


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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