Dreams and Sleep

Dreams have been described as the “Window in to our Soul.”

We all dream, every night, even if we don’t remember them. But why do we dream and what do they mean?

For thousands of years we’ve been exploring the hidden content of our dreams.

Today, there are many different theories about why we dream and how to interpret them; I have a dedicated website about dreams here. A dream’s content can be impacted by what’s happened during our day or in the news, our experiences in our lifetime, or even by how well we’re sleeping.

Research now supports that talking about our dreams can be helpful. I have been passionate about understanding and exploring dreams all my life. I have worked professionally analysing dreams as a “Dream Expert” and analyst in the media and, as a qualified counsellor I offer a therapeutic service for people to interpret, analyse and explore their dreams in the context of their individuality.

I have had a fascination with dreams all my life, and have worked professionally and therapeutically with dreams for around 20 years.  

I have always believed dreams are  like buried treasure, providing jewels of wisdom to help us navigate through life, allowing us the opportunity to take positive action with the messages they provide.  Sometimes dreams are funny, terrifying – or just weird.  

Whichever types of dream you’re having, it can be useful to understand what they mean.

Science has taught us that we all dream, every night. And, each dream is coded so that only you can decide ultimately what it means.

The following links will take you to my dedicated dreams and sleep website, where I hope you will find insights for all things dreams to help you explore and understand what your dreams may mean.

FREE Sleep Factsheet

Common and recurring dreams

Dream Myths


Want to pay for a dream interpretation? Click here.

Dream Therapy

You are as unique as your dreams are, and this is why I offer a service which looks at your dream as a form of exploration. Rather than someone telling you what your dream means (which no one can do, except you), these sessions are a form of dream analysis and interpretation, where we work together to obtain compassionate insights from its message.

A personal dream therapy session can last up to 50 minutes and include possible interpretations, insight and food for thought. You can also receive a brief précis of our discussion sent in English by email afterwards (optional), which can contain the key points and top tips discussed.

This type of ‘dream therapy’ is now available by telephone (U.K.), and call services like Skype and Zoom (global). Interpretations are provided in English.

You can pay for this service by clicking here. You will then be contacted by email to schedule a call. Each session costs £25 for up to 50 minutes.

Got a question about how this works? Get in touch. Please note free dream interpretation is no longer available. If you send a dream for analysis by email you will be directed to the payment service.

Dream interpretations may only be of entertainment value and should not be used to make important life decisions or replace medical opinion. If you are worried about your sleep or dream content please speak to your doctor.

If you have a media request for tv, radio or magazine feature on dreams, you can use the form below to get in touch.  Please note that dream interpretation is no longer available by email.   If you send a dream for free analysis, you will be directed here.

© Copyright Delphi Ellis 2006 – 2020

Published by Delphi Ellis

Therapeutic Counsellor, Well-being Trainer and Mindfulness Practitioner working with grief and mental health. Explores dreams on telly. Avid tea drinker. © Delphi Ellis - Helping You Sparkle™ 2006 - 21

10 thoughts on “Dreams and Sleep

  1. I keep having dreams about my boyfriend cheating on me and it’s always with different girls. We are both really happy and have both been treated badly in the past. I am quite insecure about my body but he loves it. I don’t feel like I have anything to worry about I just want to understand why this is happening

  2. I have dreams of seeing my bother in law …. he died a year ago…. In one if my dreams he looked young again… he told me that God keeps them busy and he is happy …and he was thirsty… I gave him orange juice

    1. Hi Elda, thanks for sharing, and I’m sorry about what happened to your brother-in-law. I talk about dreams after bereavement here https://thedreamsmaven.com/2016/05/15/dream-question-why-wont-they-speak-to-me-dreams-after-bereavement/ Remember that your dreams contain messages for you, so make sure you’re looking after yourself and your health if you think the orange juice is significant. I’m glad in your dreams your brother-in-law is happy. Remember to keep a dream diary to find out why you have your dreams when you do (e.g. Around anniversaries, birthdays etc). Thanks again for sharing. ^Delphi.

  3. Hello I keep having dreams and night mares of people close to me dieing and wake up so emotional😓I lost my mum when I was 12 years old and have dreams that she’s walking through the door

  4. For the passed couple of days I’ve been dying in my sleep and waking up as soon as my life is about to end, it’s so scary really, what should I do

    1. Men think about sex differently and more often (generally speaking); the part of the brain that thinks about sex is two and a half times larger in men than it is in women. So the interpretation of sex dreams can vary, depending on the content, including what’s happening and with whom.
      Sex in dreams is rarely about sex though, it’s usually about power and control. It would be for you to decide why your wife is having sex with another woman in the dream – including who the other woman is, why her and whether your wife was consenting to the act – and how what we know about the brain, and the theory about control could influence that. Remember though, the dream probably isn’t about your wife at all – its your dream, so have a think about when you’re having it, how often and why.
      Thanks for asking!

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