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About me

Hi,  My name is Grace and I provide online / telephone counselling.

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 am very friendly and easy to talk to and believe I can provide a safe and calm environment for you. I will not offer advice and will not judge you. I will give you the opportunity to explore what your true needs are and help you learn to make them priority.

I believe that the most effective part of my practice is building a relationship with and getting to know you as an individual and seeing things from your perspective. This trusting relationship  is the foundation from which you can explore how you really feel and how your true feelings have been hidden, forgotten or not noticed.

Training, qualifications & experience

​In my counselling practice I have supported clients to overcome a range of problems. I have worked with clients who have experienced: family breakdowns, job loss, relationship problems, childhood trauma, abuse, adultery, addiction, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Post Natal Depression.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £50.00 to £60.00

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 twenty minute 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

Weekday Sessions are charged at an hourly rate of £50 
Weekend sessions are charged at an hourly rate of £60

When I work

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My availability may change as I end with my current clients. Please get in touch if you have a specific time you need and I can tell you if I think I may have that space soon.

Further information

How do you deliver your service?
Therapy sessions are delivered online and over the phone. This allows you to access the service without having to leave your home, reducing any further costs in travel or parking.​

With this in mind it is important to consider your privacy. You will need to have sessions at a time and place where you will not be interrupted or overheard.

​How many sessions will I need?
This is a very common question for counsellors and unfortunately the answer may be "how long is a piece of string"

It is important to recognise that therapy is not like waving a magic wand. Resolving any big problem properly can take time. I will of course discuss this during the initial session and it will always be completely your decision when therapy will end.

Gateshead, Tyne And Wear, NE8

Type of session

Online
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Grace Fry

Grace Fry