Professional Qualified Therapists in Grimsby

We have a like-minded team of associates and we’re incredibly proud to work with them.

Fortis Therapy & Training was established in 2012 with a vision to deliver high quality, effective and accessible therapeutic services in Grimsby and beyond. Since then, the business has grown to include a team of completely independent, non-judgemental professional associates who work with a wide variety of clients, from private individuals of all ages, genders and circumstances, to education providers, businesses and local authorities. In 2015, we were proud to take home The Small Business of the Year Award at the Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards.

Dedicated space for therapy and training

Our main office is our very own private space in Grimsby Town Centre, just a short walk from car parks, bus routes and the train station. Our rooms are designed to be purposeful and calming, so you can be comfortable in an independent environment. As well as rooms for talking, we have art and play therapy spaces – we’ve put things in place that we know will help our clients. And, we’ll always have refreshments on hand. Not only do our associates work from our main office, but they travel to clients across Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Doncaster, visiting schools, places of work and independent therapy spaces.

Therapeutic Space in Scunthorpe

VANL, 4-6 Robert Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6NG.

For those based in and around North Lincolnshire, we have a private, dedicated room in Scunthorpe. This is where our therapists can meet clients for therapy and counselling sessions.

Appointments must be made in advance. You can book your session by getting in touch and calling the Grimsby office on 01472 241794.

Meet the Team

Alexis Powell-Howard

Alexis Powell-Howard

Director and Psychotherapist

Alexis has many years’ experience as a psychotherapist working with adults, adolescents and children therapeutically. She is accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and works within their ethical framework. As well as being a qualified Systemic Practitioner, Alexis has a Masters in Counselling Studies (Integrative).

Previously, Alexis worked within a Systemic Family Therapy Team for North East Lincolnshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), assisting children and young people aged 6 to 18 years old. She also has a wealth of experience working with adults in individual therapy, as well as in private practices and in GP surgeries.

Alexis is a Clinical Supervisor for qualified and trainee counsellors, psychotherapists, coaches and staff. As an experienced Trainer, she has delivered training for businesses following time as a Lecturer and Manager in Higher Education, lecturing on counselling, psychology and mental health degree programmes. She has also written courses and University of Hull degree programmes.

In addition to this, Alexis has over 25 years’ experience in business as a Lead Manager and Company Director, and incorporates dynamic, efficient practices into her own way of working.

Claire

Your role: I am the Fortris Therapy & Training Business Coordinator. I have worked for many years in organisations and local authorities, as Adoption Panel co-ordinator, Governance officer and PA to a Board and Finance Director. As well as this role, I manage my own...

Abby

Your therapist role: Trainee Person-Centred Therapist. I am about to qualify with a BA Counselling Studies in June and am very passionate about being able to work with and support people who may be finding life difficult. This degree compliments my previous experience...

Sarah MC

Your therapist role: I am a qualified Art Psychotherapist since 2008 focusing on the creative art-making process to enable change and growth. I predominantly work with Children in education settings and privately with a wide range of issues. I provide supervision to...

Sarah H

Your therapist role: I am an Associate Therapist and Trainer with Fortis. I work with children, young people and adults in one-to-one counselling sessions, as well as developing and delivering training to school staff. In addition to this, I facilitate reflective...

Jurga

Your therapist role: I am a Person-Centred Counsellor and I believe that giving a warm, empathic, non-judgemental and honest environment helps the client to feel listened to and valued. They can make sense of what they're going through and express their feelings and...

Kelly

Your therapist role: I predominately work with children and young adults as I have a certain rapport with this age range. This is due to my 18 years’ experience working with all ages of children within different education settings and previously being a nursery nurse...

Stacey

Your therapist role: I work in a primary school setting, supporting children with emotional and behavioural issues. Supporting parents/carers/families of the children I work with - this may include working therapeutically or offering strategies that can be used at...

Tracy

Your therapist role: One-to-one therapy with older children and adults, including couples counselling and counselling in secondary schools.   Qualifications: BA (Hons) Counselling   Memberships: Registered member of British Association for Counselling and...

Ruth

Your therapist role: I  work in a number of schools across Northern Lincolnshire and Yorkshire supporting students through play therapy as well as counselling for staff and parents. My training was in person-centred counselling and my approach is integrative with a...

Jacqui

Your therapist role: I'm a Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer conducting one-to-one adult and young person therapy using integrative counselling. I work with many issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relational, self-esteem, abuse and...

Simon

Your therapist role: Person-centred Counsellor & Life Coach. I work with young people aged from 8 years to adults.   Qualifications: BA Hons Counselling Studies, BTEC Level 3 Coaching   Memberships: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).   Likes...

Sue

Your therapist role I am a Counsellor & Clinical Supervisor in private practice, and a Lecturer in Person Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Clinical Supervision. Qualifications BA (Hons) Degree In Counselling Skills, Diploma In Cognitive Behavioural...

Siobhan

Your therapist role: I work with children and families to overcome obstacles to help them feel better about themselves and to improve their relationships. I have many years experience in supporting children and families and currently, I work with a number of schools...