B.T Counselling Chelsey Harvey Adv.Dip.Couns. MBACP (individual)
My name is Chelsey Harvey. I live in Lincoln and offer a private independent counselling service based here for both adults and children.
At 16 years old I went through a difficult time which led me to seek some counselling to help me overcome my troubles. The counselling I received gave me support and therapy in a safe place where I could explore and gain greater understanding of myself and why I was the way I was. I learnt skills and strategies to help me cope, change and accept these things moving forward in a healthier, positive way. It was truly life changing and I knew way back then I wanted to study myself and become a qualified counsellor.
As a counsellor I feel privileged to be able to support individuals on their own therapeutic journeys. I always work to the best of my ability and the client remains at the centre of all the work. I provide my clients with a safe, calm environment for them to discuss and reflect on their problem. I aim to give them chance to be heard and opportunity to make a change. I work in an intergrative way which means I use lots of different theories depending on the presenting issues. This way of working allows me to adapt and choose the best counselling style at that time for the individual client.
I am an approachable, empathic person. I am a good listener and non-judgemental of anything clients share.
The first appointment with any client whether they are a child or an adult is the assessment session. This session is about information gathering, agreeing contracts and terms of therapy. It is opportunity to assess and decide if counselling is going to be the best service to meet the required need. Lastly but not by any means leastly it is a time that the client gets to meet me and see if they feel they want to have therapy with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working as a counsellor for some time now in a variety of settings including a GP Surgery, a charity based service and at my own private practice. My practice is called Brickwork Therapeutic Counselling and is based in Lincoln. I offer 1-1 Counselling for for individuals aged 7 years - senior citizens with a wide range of problems.
I have the following qualifications and training:
- AQA Counselling Introduction into Counselling Concepts
- Advanced Counselling Skills and Theory
- ASSIST trained
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
- Advanced Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory level 5
- Certificate in Counselling Adult Survivors of Abuse
- Diploma in Creative Therapy
- Tutor Skills Diploma.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Humanistic therapies
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I charge £20 for the initial assessment session and then £35 a session there after. My sessions last an hour for adults and for children either 45 minutes or 1 hour depending on what is most suitable for the individual. I am pretty flexible with days and times and more than happy to discuss this with clients and come up with the best time for everyone.
“When I lost my Mum it was such a shock and I couldn’t really take it in… after about 7 months the grief really hit me. I was really struggling to cope with anything and everything, I knew I needed help. At this point I met Chelsey and at first I didn’t really believe that Bereavement Counselling would work for me, I couldn’t really see how I would ever cope with the death of my mum. Chelsey was extremely professional, approachable and fully explained the process to me. After weekly sessions I started to understand the grief cycle, or rather my grief cycle. I had counselling for around six months and then the appointments felt different more like I was going for a chat with a friend – it was at this point I knew my counselling journey with Chelsey had worked and I no longer needed her support (she said this would happen, we would both know when it was time for counselling to end). I would definitely recommend Chelsey, I honestly can’t thank her enough and even now I have my moments, but I understand them, because of Chelsey and the brilliant support that she gave me.”
” Thank you so much for all your support through my first journey in counselling and for getting me back to myself again. Before I met Chelsey I didn’t feel in control, experienced anxiety and didn’t really see any light at the end of the tunnel. I was not equipped with the right tools to handle everything and I slowly sunk into what I thought was depression and anxiety. Before Chelsey I couldn’t really see clear; not now- I can see everything clear and I feel excited about life again. Chelsey equipped me coping mechanisms and tools to deal with when life throws me a curved ball. I am now planning my future with my wife and family and have lots to look forward too. I am a 66 year old male and always thought Counselling was a waste of time and money until my daughter booked and paid for sessions for me. My opinion of counselling has been changed; it provides you with tools, changes your thinking pattern and gave me my piece of mind I was begging for inside. Thank you so much Chelsey for your support I will always be truly grateful to you.”
” I had been suffering with health anxiety and mild depression for just under a year before I got in touch with Chelsey. I was at the point of constantly thinking I was terminally ill and had convinced myself that my kids and wife were going to be left without a dad/husband. I couldn’t do normal things like going to work or shopping without breaking down. I finally plucked up the courage to talk to a doctor and they recommended counselling. I always thought counselling wouldn’t be for me, but how wrong was I! I instantly felt at ease the first time I met Chelsey, that was important as I find it hard to talk about my feelings and open up. She gave me tools and ways to combat my anxiety that I still use and will continue to use. I feel I am close to being back to normal,and my kids and wife have their dad/ husband back and that’s all down to Chelsey and I am massively grateful to her.”
” Thank you for helping me with my worries as counselling has helped me a lot. I can do loads more things now like sleepovers or leaving my parents. My favourite things that we did are the role play where I choose toys to represent teachers or friends or something and we used them to show I will be okay even if I am upset. I also liked the mood cards that we did where I choose moods that I feel and then put them with the opposite mood. I think that counselling really really helped.”
Anonymous Girl aged 9 years
” I would like to thank Chelsey for being so welcoming and understanding at a very difficult time in my life. Her professionalism was paramount and I feel confident to recommend her counselling services to anyone who feels that they need emotional support and appropriate advice. I always felt at ease in her presence and found the setting at Brickwork Therapeutic Counselling to be a very calm and relaxing atmosphere.”
” Chelsey has helped me with standing up for myself if someone is mean, and to not bottle my worries up because it is not going to help”
Anonymous Girl aged 9 years
” Chelsey has helped my daughter to be resilient and believe in herself when faced with negativity from other children at school”
Anonymous Mother of a 9 year old
“Chelsey always made me feel relaxed and was easy to talk to. She helped me look at things in a happier way.”
Anonymous Girl aged 10 years
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays, evenings and weekends
Types of client