Stephne Harrison

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Dip Counselling & Psychotherapy | MNCPS(Accred) | MNHS (Reg)
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Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2QR
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About me

Counselling is without judgement, a safe space to talk, to explore, to connect with, to be yourself…

Hello, I am Steph and the umbrella under which I offer services is amindfulfoundation. By way of this introduction, I wish to extend in your direction a warm welcome.

I am a fully qualified Hypnotherapist & Integrative Psychotherapist / Counsellor offering counselling in Halifax, Huddersfield and surrounding areas. Registered with the National Counselling Psychotherapeutic Society (NCPS) & National Hypnotherapy Society (NHS).

I help clients through their personal journey to find resolution and peace within themselves. I appreciate that everyone is unique and individual in what they have to offer, and your experiences, circumstances and opportunities will have contributed to where you are now. 

Therapy is about exploring connections, evaluating, coming to terms with, feeling, recognising and making change, be it minor or major, in the way you think, assess, feel, respond or behave.

To this end it is my aim to provide you with a really safe space to talk, to explore, to connect with, a safety net to catch you should you fall, offer you compassion and understanding. Together we can consider, open doors, sit with your sadness, anger, resentments, shame, embarrassment, fears, special moments, hopes, dreams, no judgement whatsoever.

Whatever challenges you are facing from day to day, drawing on various therapeutic approaches helps and empowers you to make the changes you want in your life. It is a flexible and powerful way to effect more lasting change. I have faith in you, that through this process, you will find your personal blueprint to your life as intended, and find the answers that are just right for you. 

My practice utilises a combination of Trauma informed, Person Centred therapy, with a Psychodynamic approach, in a non judgemental and ethical space, focusing on you and your needs. I also offer CBT where it is deemed a suitable therapeutic intervention. 

I work with a diverse range of issues to support you with:

  • loss such as bereavement, miscarriage/terminations, relationship breakdown, redundancy
  • trauma-related difficulties - such as addiction, abuse and neglect, abandonment/rejection
  • terminal illness/terminal diagnosis
  • anxiety/low self esteem,  loss of direction
  • conflicts with identity or transition
  • depression - inc post natal depression
  • fear/phobias

I also offer couple counselling – be it to repair a relationship, work through a divorce or aid an ending to the relationship with dignity.

I work with children aged 13-18, adults, adults with learning disabilities or neurodiversity, and have experience of using sign language to assist those hard of hearing. With a lived experience of been part of, I also work with LGBTQ+ communities. 

Sessions are either online via Zoom or, telephone or face-to-face in my private practice in the Halifax and Huddersfield areas. 

I currently provide counselling at a local hospice supporting pre and post bereavement clients, also have experience of working in primary and secondary education and in private practice. I have a ton of life experience and history of working in a number of charities over the years providing services to some of the most marginalised people in society including those experiencing homeless, sex workers, women fleeing domestic abuse  and  those living with a mental health illness. 

On a personal level, I have also undertaken my own therapeutic journey, so as to better understand trauma in my past, putting myself in the same vulnerable space as my clients. To this end I have tremendous respect and appreciation for any person willing to take the courageous step and put faith in the process so they too can find peace within their lives, and value that each journey or story is unique and exceptional, all we need to do is find a way to make sense of ourselves, the relationships/emotional connections around us, what and how we contribute to them.

I look forward to hearing from you and sharing your story, all it takes is a little courage…  TAKE PRIDE IN HOW FAR YOU HAVE COME AND HAVE FAITH IN HOW FAR YOU CAN GO…

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling  Education, Qualifications & CPD 

  • 10/2020-10/2021-Certificate in Hypnotherapy & Counselling skills (level 3)
  • 11/2021-11/2022-Diploma in Counselling skills and Theory (level 4) - Chrysalis (Provider) NCS & AIM (Accreditation)
  • 01/2023-02/2024 -Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice (level 5) -Chrysalis (Provider) NCS & Princes Trust  (Accreditation)
  • 02/2023-03/2023 - Certificate in working with Children and Young People (level 5) -Chrysalis (Provider) NCPS & Princes Trust (Accreditation)
  • 02/2023 -Certificate in Play therapy and engaging young people -Place2Be
  • 03/2023-Certificate in Safe guarding -working in schools-Place2Be
  • 06/2023 - Understanding Adverse Childhood experiences -online events
  • 07/2023- Transforming Trauma & Shame into self compassion -online events
  • 02/01/2024-0401/2024- Practitioner Certificate Working with Couples -Juliet Grayson (Provider) NICP - (Accreditation)

Experience 

I am an integrative (pluralistic) counsellor mostly utilising person centred approach and on occasion exploring psychodynamic /CBT modalities when deemed suitable. 

I currently provide counselling services  in a Hospice one day a week working with pre & post bereavement and clients with life limiting ill health. Until recently, I have worked in both secondary and primary schools and provide private practice predominantly to individual adults, developing scope and a desire to work with couples.

I bring a fair bit of life experience and professional history of working in a number of charities over the years providing services to some of the most marginalised people in society including those experiencing homeless, sex workers, women fleeing domestic violence and those living with a mental health illness. 

I am constantly looking at ways to learn and grow, in my therapeutic practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Couples counselling 
  • Working with hard of hearing / deaf 

Fees

£25.00 - £95.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Vitality

Additional information

I offer students, and those less fortunate, low income-less than £20.000, on benefits a sliding scale and concessions starting from £25.00-£30.00

For individuals I offer sessions from £35.00-40.00

For couples I offer sessions from £65.00-£95.00

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night
  • Morning appts offered from 07:30am 
  • Evening appts up to 21.00pm

The Wellness Centre, Blackwall, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2QR

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Hearing induction loop
Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Additional languages

BSL (British Sign Language)

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Whatsapp
Zoom
Stephne Harrison
Stephne Harrison