About us

St Teresa's hospice seeks to offer total care for people diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses and those close to them. The Hospice's ultimate goal to to provide the best quality of life for patients and their family & friends by providing psychological, social, and spiritual support.

Our Family Support Team offers free, confidential support and is made up for specialist social workers, BACP accredited counsellors and volunteer support workers. Counselling gives the opportunity to talk in confidence about anything which is of concern and is available to patients/guests, their family, carers, and close friends. Hospice counselling abides by the BACP principles of good practice outlined in their ethical framework. We also offer a drop-in group for bereaved people, carer support groups and specialist support for children and young people.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP accredited counsellors

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Areas of counselling we deal with

Other areas of counselling we deal with

Palliative Children's bereavement support


Additional information

No charge for any of our services


We generally operate during office hours but may be able to offer early evening appointments by arrangement.

St Teresa's Hospice
The Woodlands
Woodland Road
Co. Durham

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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.


St Teresa's Hospice Family Support

St Teresa's Hospice Family Support