About me

During this present crisis, I am offering telephone counselling as well as online counselling.

Hello, welcome my name is Sandra.

I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and psychotherapy). My down to earth but professional approach to counselling, can help you feel relaxed and at ease and is particularly powerful when helping you to express your concerns.

I offer expert help for anxiety related disorders, including panic attacks and depression. I am able to deliver a broad range of tried and tested therapeutic techniques to alleviate your anxiety, which can be triggered by work, health, relationships, loss and bereavement to name a few.

I use various therapies, CBT, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Person Centred counselling, depending on your individual needs. In addition I have extra training for the Rewind Technique, this is useful for trauma and recurring bad memories. EFT. A tapping technique also helps to reduce stress and intrusive thoughts.  Hypnotherapy, another tool to help with various issues including confidence and low self

For some people coming to counselling for the first time can be daunting, you may feel anxious, fearful, happy, or sad a whole range of emotions. You can rest assured you will be greeted in a warm friendly way helping you to be at ease in the shortest possible time.

Please contact me via email to arrange a free initial telephone call

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level four Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and psychotherapy
  • Couple counselling
  • Freedom program domestic violence.
  • Mind mental health community work.
  • Experience of working in GP surgeries.
  • Private Health Care Companies.
  • Life Coaching.
  • ITV After After Care Team.
  • EFT trauma
  • Rewind technique for trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • registered member BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Life coaching
  • Health and nutritional certificate for healthy diets and lifestyle

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Additional information

Sessions from £35.00.

For the first session there will be an additional £10 cancellation fee this will be deducted at final session if no cancellation has occurred.

It is advisable to budget for at least six sessions if you can. More can be added if required. I am aware it can be costly and have tried to  keep the cost to a minimum.

Organisations, cost to be arranged.

The sessions are approximately one hour.

Counselling usually takes place on a weekly basis however this can be worked around clients to suit individual circumstances.

Payment in cash Is made at the beginning of each of the counselling session.
Cancellations twenty-four hour notice is required


9 30 am 6 30 pm

Further information

My homely counselling room is designed for you in mind with a calming, relaxing atmosphere which can help to reduce stress and anxiety.

My room in Duke street has parking outside that costs £1 per hour.

Alternately Standhope Road is situated at the top of Duke Street and is free parking for two hours.

17 Duke Street
Co Durham

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Parking outside £1 hour Top of the street, Stanhope road two hours free parking

Sandra Pearson

Sandra Pearson