Professional Qualified Therapists

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, Scunthorpe, Hull, Doncaster, and beyond, working nationally and online via Skype. 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 2019, we were proud to take home The Best Service-Based Business Award at the national Business Excellence Forums & 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.

Fortis Scunthorpe

Queensway Business Centre, Dunlop Way, Queensway Industrial Estate, Scunthorpe, DN16 3RN.

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.

Fortis Hull

K2 Bond Street, Hull, HU1 3EN.

Fortis Hull, is a light, airy, and comfortable therapy space within K2 Bond Street in the City Centre – a place where people and businesses across the East Riding of Yorkshire can access our range of therapeutic and counselling services.

If you live or work in Hull or the surrounding areas and have any questions about therapy, call Claire at our HQ on 01472 241794, or email enquiries@fortistherapy.co.uk.

 

Fortis Louth

Room 32, Fairfield Enterprise Centre, Fairfield Industrial Estate, Louth, Lincolnshire

This is a modern, comfortable and relaxing space in Louth which is centrally located for those living in surrounding areas and lies within an hour of Lincoln City. Here the room is set up to enable us to see clients of all ages and needs for therapy & counselling, coaching and supervision both privately and for businesses.

Appointments must be made in advance by calling 01472 241794.

 

Meet the Team

Alexis Powell-Howard

Alexis Powell-Howard

Director, Psychotherapist, and TEDx Speaker

I am proud to be the Managing Director of Fortis Therapy & Training, an award-winning business providing comprehensive, approachable mental health and emotional wellbeing services to businesses, organisations, schools, local authorities and private individuals.  When I established the business in 2012, I had a vision for Fortis to be the leading provider of therapeutic support, delivering high quality, effective, and accessible wellbeing services to people of all ages, genders, and circumstances.

As Fortis operates across Lincolnshire, Humber and Yorkshire, I work with a team of expert practitioners who are as passionate about the support Fortis provides as I am.

I believe the best way to approach mental health is in a pragmatic, educational, and engaging way, implementing a psychology-first framework in business. Organisational development and culture change programmes, such as our TRIBE for Business, incorporate interventions, training, mediation, reflective practice, and coaching to create environments that are productive, effective, and successful.

Throughout my 25 years as a Director and Leader, I have developed a reputation for being innovative, progressive, and collaborative in my thinking. I speak publicly at conferences for businesses, HR networks, law firms, schools, emergency services, and the Ministry of Defence. In December 2018, I gave my first TEDx talk at Lincoln’s TEDxBrayfordPoolWomen event, and in January I took part in a prestigious roundtable discussion with IOSH magazine.

I am also the Head of Fortis Training Academy, using my experience as a Trainer and Lecturer to provide quality CPD and accredited, recognised qualifications.

Connect with me on Linkedin, email enquiries@fortistherapy.co.uk, or call 01472 241794. Watch my TEDx Talk, ‘Why Hide the Repair?’

Claire

Claire

Business Development Manager

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. Read more

Jacqui

Jacqui

Lead Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer

I’m a Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer conducting one-to-one adult and young person therapy using integrative counselling. Read more.

Tracy

Tracy

Intergrative Therapist

I am a qualified integrative therapist and I work with adults and young people to provide a non-judgmental, comfortable counselling environment. I also work with couples for counselling and mediation. Read more

Rebecca

Rebecca

Integrative Therapist

I am an integrative therapist working from a relational framework, providing different types of therapy to suit my client’s needs whilst maintaining focus on the quality of our relationship. Read more

Jurga

Jurga

Person-Centred Counsellor

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. Read more

Ellie

Ellie

Art Therapist

As an art therapist, I use art and its varied mediums as a tool for clients to explore their inner worlds, identifying what may be driving difficult thoughts and feelings, and moving towards positive change. Read more

Julie

Julie

Person-Centred Therapist

I am a Person-Centred therapist who works with young people and adults. I integrate aspects of other therapies to meet client’s individual needs. Read more

Vanessa

Vanessa

Relationship Manager

Sarah

Sarah

Lead Therapist

I am a qualified Art Psychotherapist passionate about creating a safe, comfortable and relaxed environment where we can work to enable change and growth. Read more.

Gemma

Gemma

Therapist

I am a qualified Counsellor predominantly from a person-centred background, and a Child Therapist. I am passionate about providing one-to-one therapy to individuals of all ages in an empathic, safe, non-judgemental, and humanistic way. Read more

Sophie

Sophie

Children's and Art Therapist

I work in schools offering support to the students through one to one therapy whilst also supporting staff. I have an Art Therapy background that allows me to work creatively to help students overcome and process their problems. Read more

Eve

Eve

Integrative Therapist

I am an integrative counsellor, working from a person-centred base and using a variety of techniques; each counselling relationship benefits from putting the individual at the centre. Read more. 

Clare

Clare

Therapist

I am a Counsellor and Therapist specialising in therapeutic work with children and young people. Before training as a Counsellor, I worked in primary schools for 10 years as a TA, and then later, supporting children’ behaviour and mental health. Read more

Martha

Martha

Dramatherapist

I’m trained to help clients find the best way to engage in individual or group therapy to understand troubling issues and enjoy life more fully. Read more.

Jill

Jill

Associate Consultant

I have joined Fortis Therapy and Training as an Associate Consultant, specialising in HR, Leadership Development and Coaching.

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Stacey

Stacey

Lead Therapist and Trainer

I work in a primary school setting, supporting children with emotional and behavioural issues as well as parents, carers, and families of the children I work with. Read more

Ruth

Ruth

Therapist

I work in schools supporting students through play therapy as well as counselling for staff and parents. My training is in person-centred counselling and my approach is integrative with a focus on attachment theory and the relational. Read more.

Emilia

Emilia

Therapist

I work in an alternative provision providing therapeutic support to children aged 7 right through to 16 years old. I work to provide therapeutic interventions on a one to one basis, in groups as well as one to one art therapy. Read more.

Elaine

Elaine

Person-centred Therapist