Grace Fry

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Counsellor MBACP
Available for new clients
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Gateshead NE8 & Newcastle Upon Tyne NE3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, My name is Grace and I am a counsellor offering sessions online, via telephone and in person. Thank you for taking the time to have a look at my page and please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to arrange a free consultation to help you find out more. 

Are you always a bit afraid to speak up for yourself? Do you struggle with talking about you and dread conversations about your interests and opinions? Maybe you feel as though your views are less important or you worry about what people will think if you express yourself? You put a smile on your face to mask how you really feel not wanting to become a burden to others.

If this is you, you are not alone. I am here to help you build on your self worth so you can start to believe in the value that you bring to others.

I will create a safe space for you to express yourself and validate the feelings that you have felt afraid of expressing.

I look forward to helping you make yourself a priority and find your Self Centre.

I am very friendly and easy to talk to and believe I can provide a safe and calm environment for you that is free from judgement. I will give you the opportunity to explore what your true needs are and help you learn to make them priority. I will work at your pace and will be guided by you and what you are looking to get from counselling. 

My counselling practice is called Self Centre Counselling.  Why? Because I believe my counselling service can help you to learn, grow and thrive by putting your needs first.

​Somewhere, some how and some time ago we all learned that actually putting your self first, thinking about your needs and being self centred was WRONG, BAD AND SELFISH.

​This thought process is a brilliant way of feeling that you MUST:

-Say Yes to things that you don't want to do

-Put other people's needs before yours

-Focus on how other people think you SHOULD be

​We are all guilty of putting others first BUT:

This can mean staying in a loveless marriage, working in a job you hate or even hiding what you really want out of life.

​I believe that by following this way of thinking we lose who we really are. I really believe that its important to be self centred, and to focus on what you want to live a life that puts you at the centre.

​And that is why I have created Self Centre Counselling, to help people reach this perspective in whatever way is right for them. If this sounds like something you want to know more about, get in touch today.


Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Second Class Upper Tier in Psychology 2013

Level 2 Certificate in the Introduction to Counselling 2016

Level 3 Diploma in Counselling 2017

Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling 2021

Along with my degree in psychology and my counselling diploma, I have over five years experience in victim support and have specialised in supporting survivors of sexual and domestic abuse.

I have helped clients who have come out of toxic and abusive relationships and put pieces together to stop them from having to people please and focus on their own needs.

​I have also worked with clients who have experienced eating distress to understand their relationship with their bodies and pinpoint the root cause of where their relationship with food became problematic.

As a Registered Member of the BACP I regularly attend training events and workshops to keep my skills up to date.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£55.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

As a client, I understand the importance of doing your research and finding a counsellor who you feel you can work with. I can therefore offer a free  consultation (over the phone) to allow you to ask any further questions and make sure that I am what you are looking for. If we are both happy to proceed then we can book your first appointment.

Sessions can be scheduled weekly or fortnightly

  • Online/Telephone sessions £55 
  • Block bookings are available at a discount - 5 online or telephone sessions for £250.
  • In Person sessions £65

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am currently able to see clients on a Tuesday and Thursday and have availability for new clients.

Further information

Sessions are an hour long and can be booked weekly or fortnightly. 

I have access to a room in Gateshead, Blaydon and Wrekenton Health Centres. Please note I will need to book the room in advance of the session. Blaydon Health Centre is available for evening appointments. I also have access to a room in Gosforth.

I also offer sessions online and over the phone. Online sessions are delivered via the VSEE app which is secure and free to download.

Gateshead, Tyne And Wear, NE8

Urban Angel Therapy Centre, 19 Lansdowne Terrace, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE3 1HP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
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Online platforms

VSee
Zoom

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