I’m sorry, I’m not taking on any new clients at this time – Karen Ellis

My name is Karen Ellis, my background is a 26 year career in the NHS, first as a Mental Health nurse, then specialising in the Psychological therapies since 2001. My last decade in the NHS was working as a Psychological Therapist within Cancer Care Services.

Since retiring from the NHS in 2018, I now offer psychological and holistic therapies from my private practice (Sanctuary Therapies) which is based in Sammy Anne’s Beauty and Holistic Therapy Centre. I am here for appointments on Monday mornings, afternoons and evenings.

I am also available for online EFT sessions via the Zoom platform please contact me for more information.

My special interests include working with adults who are experiencing anxiety, stress, grief, depression or who may be recovering from trauma and also those who are experiencing physical health challenges. My work is concerned with supporting and assisting someone to live their best life possible, despite the current or past experiences they have lived through or are living with.


Sammy Anne’s – Holistic Therapies
80 Whitley Road
Whitley Bay
NE26 2NE

Therapy Room at Sammy Anne’s
Reiki Room at Sammy Anne’s


Psychological Therapies £40 an hour (Concessions available for those who are unwaged).

Reiki – first session 90 minutes £30 , subsequent sessions 1 hour at £30. (Concessions available for those who are unwaged).

Contact Me

As Sanctuary Therapies is a separate business working from Sammy Anne’s please contact me directly if you would like to explore the possibility of working together.