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Kate Wood BA (Hons) Counselling, BACP Registered.

Durham NE3 & DH1

About me

Due to the current issues our world is  facing and the effects this is having on our mental health, it is even more important to reach out for support. Due to this  I have set up a range of online services including video calling, instant messaging and emails. Please get in touch for more information. We are all in this together.

Do you need some support for yourself or a loved one? I offer counselling for individuals, Couples, young people & families. Therapy enables you to express & explore difficult & challenging situations in a non-judgmental & safe environment.

In difficult situations, I aim to help you to:

  • Understand your self and issues that are arising
  • Clarify any confusion you may have.
  • Feel more control in your life
  • Cope with your life and every day stress.
  • Focus on life with a clearer mind
  • Move forward with your life, setting and achieving goals.
  • become more positive about your self
  • get to know your self better and the triggers that cause you stress.

I believe that everyone can have their struggles and feel stuck at times. My goal and focus is to open exploration to become self-aware. Self-awareness is something that grows over a period of time.Techniques to access information about oneself, can be learned, and personal experiences can affect personal thoughts and feelings. My aim is to explore all these issues and concerns with you, and use the knowledge gained to help you overcome your own personal issues. Once this is achieved this enables awareness of your loved ones, which can build stronger relationships.

I am an experienced BACP Registered Therapist working with individuals, couples and families. My theoretical orientation is a humanistic approach. Humanistic therapy tends towards optimism, on the belief that people have a natural inclination to strive toward self-fulfillment. The goal is to help self-actualize through self-examination, self-mastery, and creative expression. Therapists use open-ended responses, reflective listening and tentative interpretations to help their clients develop self-understanding and acceptance Through further training I have now implemented CBT, Creative Therapy, Family therapy,  Psychodynamic and life coaching skills into my practice an. This has led me to be more integrative, which I believe is essential in catering to each individual. I like to adapt my way of working to suit each clientS needs, this can involve the use of creative media, self exploration and self care activities to try between sessions.

I offer a quiet relaxed atmosphere that allows you to explore yourself. I am aware that it is very daunting talking about your problems to someone new, however I feel very passionately about developing an honest and trusting relationship where you feel at ease.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 3 Counselling
  • Foundation degree in counselling
  • BA Honors’ in counselling
  • Drug and alcohol misuse training
  • Art therapy training
  • Emotional resilience training
  • Attachment training
  • Neuroscience/thrive training
  • Diploma Purpose Life Coaching


I have experience working in the Sunderland and Newcastle community with adults and families. I have worked at ‘Lifeline’, which is a drug and alcohol service, in which I offered counselling to many adults with addictions and also supported the families of the clients I worked with. Currently I am working as a school counsellor, where I support children, families and staff.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual: £45 per hour

Couple: £55 per hour

Family therapy: £65 per hour

Organisations: rates negotiable

Reduced rate for block booking and packages

Checkout website for more information.


Most Evenings sometimes weekends. Very flexible in the school holidays.

Further information

Please contact me via email for any questions or further information.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Kate Wood BA (Hons) Counselling, BACP Registered.

Kate Wood BA (Hons) Counselling, BACP Registered.