Hedvig Salanki

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MBACP (Accred)
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Gateshead NE10 & NE8
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About me

Hello, my name is Hédi Salánki, I am a qualified, accredited counsellor. I was born in Hungary and have lived in the UK for 30 years now,  I have always lived and worked in the North East.​

I offer counselling to individuals from age 13.  My main area of support is male mental and emotional health, but I also work with women and teenagers.  We can work face to face in the security of my private therapy room or via video.  To offer maximum confidentiality and security, the therapy room's address is only available to my clients, any publicised addresses are approximate. I am DBS checked to work with children and adults.

I am an integrative counsellor, which means that I combine three effective approaches to counselling according to my client's needs:

Person Centred Therapy - This enables my client to speak about any issues they wish to explore, thus releasing long ingrained pain.

Psychodynamic Counselling - This allows us to shed light on reasons and patterns hidden in the past and present, in our family and other relationships, pointing to potential roots of ongoing emotional difficulties.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) - After exploring the issues via the two other therapeutic approaches, CBT can help my clients to figure out their own solutions and make changes to help themselves.

​​Alongside these I also use elements of Solution Focused therapy and Inner Child therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

In 2016 I completed a Level 5 diploma in Integrative Counselling. Within integrative counselling I combine three effective approaches to counselling: please see under General information. 

I achieved accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2022. Since my qualification I have supported my clients in Gateshead and surrounding areas in over 2000 client sessions. 

Prior to training as a therapist I worked as a teacher of modern languages and later as a finance manager. I also worked in schools as a special needs teacher with children with autism and ADHD. Currently I have another part time job where I support Young Carers and their families, here I work closely with families with serious mental and physical health issues, also drug, alcohol or gambling issues. This practical side of my working life complements well the counselling support I offer to my private clients as it allows me to gain a lot of close insights that would be harder to access otherwise. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Hungarian speaking counselling

Therapies offered

Photos & videos


£50.00 - £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

  • £50/50 minute standard session prior to 6pm
  • £60 6pm session
  • £70 7pm session

I also support employees referred by organisations 

Please see my website for more details

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work Wednesday to Friday. I generally work 9am to 7pm, but can offer a 7pm session if needed. I attempt to finish a bit earlier on Friday. 

Further information

I am BUPA registered. The therapy room is easily accessible by metro and bus. There is always plenty of comfortable parking spaces available in the street. 

My expertise is supporting clients with

  • Male mental health
  • Children over 13
  • Relationship issues, divorce
  • Anxiety, depression and anger issues
  • Bereavement and pre-bereavement
  • Abuse 
    • Sexual, physical and emotional
    • Childhood and adulthood trauma
  • Autism, ADHD and other neurodivergence
  • Hungarian speaking counselling

Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE10

Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

The premises are accessible to people with lower mobility problems. There are three steps to the entrance. The toilet is upstairs. The therapy room is well served by public transport, metro and buses. There is plenty of parking in the street.

Additional languages


Online platforms

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