Stacey Harper Counsellor/Psychotherapist (MBACP)
Harper Counselling Services
@ The Attic Medi Spa
North East Lincolnshire
Hi, I'm Stacey, I am a qualified Person-Centred counsellor and I also hold a diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I am able to offer adults and teenagers counselling sessions on a one-to-one basis in a warm, professional and confidential environment in the centre of Grimsby Town.
What can I offer you?
Aside from my formal training in the Person-Centred model and CBT, my style of counselling is to use a variety of differing modalities in an integrative way depending upon each client's individual needs. I also like to share knowledge of theory and practice with my clients where appropriate to enable long term self help techniques. I feel by sharing any knowledge that may benefit a client can help to build their own 'tool kit' of self help techniques for the future and promote a sense of empowerment.
These techniques vary from the use of Transactional Analysis (TA) PAC model (helps develop understanding of relationships structures and difficulties), breathing techniques (useful for anxiety), creative therapies and guided imagery to name a few. I may suggest some of these during the course of therapy, although it will be your choice whether you would like to engage in this, and if any do not feel right for you we can find other ways that feel OK for you.
I am also a trained GamCare counsellor and see GamCare clients on a weekly basis at my private practice. This service is free to gamblers and others affected by gambling, and funded by the gaming industry. For more information you can contact me directly or alternatively you may wish to speak to a GamCare advisor on the free helpline - call 0808 8020 133, 8am to midnight, 7 days a week.
What can you expect from the first session?
Coming for counselling can be daunting especially when you are feeling low or vulnerable so I'd like to take this opportunity to explain the 'process' and hopefully ease some fears. Firstly, my room at the Attic Medi Spa is on the first floor so you will enter via Abbeygate, through the white door and into the entrance and up the stairs (or via the use of the wheelchair lift, should you require it). At the top of the stairs is a set of glazed double doors opening onto the waiting area where the receptionist waits to meet clients. I will also be here to greet you and welcome you into the counselling room.
Once in the counselling room you will be offered a choice of seat and a glass of water will be available to you. In the initial session, usually called the assessment session we will go through the counselling agreement together where I will explain the confidentiality agreement and other relevant information like times and days of sessions. Once we have made this agreement, the remainder of the 60 minutes is your space and time to begin to explore your issues at your own pace and in your own time. I will be there to listen to you in an empathic, non-judgemental way and help you unravel and make sense of the difficulties that are troubling you. Counselling is not advice giving or telling you what to do - rather a space for you to find your own answers and explore your own feelings in a safe environment. Further sessions will have the same basic structure although the content and discussions are entirely yours to choose.
Training, qualifications & experience
Batchelor of Arts Degree in Counselling Studies.
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Certificate in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).
BACP Register Certificate of Proficiency (COP).
'Personal Aspects of Attachment Theory - the Science of family bonds' - delivered by Sir Richard Bowlby.
Emotional Health: The Springboard to Robust Self-Esteem.
Working with Problem Gambling – Training provided by GamCare.
Introduction to Working Therapeutically with Children and Young People.
Hate Crime Workshop. Understanding Victims and Perpetrators
Introduction to Safeguarding Children Level 1 Training (Accredited by the LCSB).
Working Creatively with Art, Clay & Chalk. Mentis Therapy & Training.
Creating, Storytelling and Using Puppets in Therapy for all ages. Mentis Therapy & Training
I have worked previously as a counsellor in a busy GP surgery and also as a volunteer Counsellor for the mental health charity Mind, working with vulnerable teenagers and adults on a weekly basis with a wide range of issues from;
Depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, self-esteem issues and issues relating to stress (at home & work) and relationship conflicts. I have experience of working with abuse and trauma from childhood/recent traumatic events - to those suffering with self-harm, compulsive eating and suicide issues. I also have experience of working with individuals diagnosed with Bi-polar disorder.
I currently work extensively with addictions (the causes, triggers, relapse prevention, understanding and coping techniques) and attachment issues presenting in adulthood as relationship and other social difficulties.
I also currently work with many of the presenting issues listed above, although the list is extensive it is not an exhaustive list of the issues I work with so please feel free to contact me for further information on any matters you feel are important to you. If I cannot help I will endeavour to refer you to a professional practitioner who can.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Costs are £35 a session, however depending upon your circumstances there may be concessions. (See sliding price scale below for details).
Sliding Price scale:
Full payment £35 per session
Student fee £20 per session. (Proof of student status required at assessment please).
Unemployed, low wage or retired concession £20 per session. (Proof of employment status required at assessment please).
Professional & Ethical Considerations:
I am a registered member (MBACP) of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. My professional work is regulated by the BACP and I adhere to their code of Ethics for best practice. Information on this can be found at www.bacp.co.uk. I hold professional indemnity insurance and a current Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) certificate of Enhanced Disclosure. I also commit to regular supervision sessions with a qualified Supervisor/Psychotherapist where I discuss my case load, in line with ethical practice.
How to contact me:
If you would like to know more or book an assessment session then you can do so via Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Call / Text Monday-Friday 9am-7pm on 07715664563.
Alternatively, if you have access to social media then you may wish to visit my Facebook counselling page which is www.facebook.com/harpercounselling where I share information that clients may find useful.
Thank you and I look forward to welcoming you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Contact: Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm. Some brief calls may be taken after this time, if available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|