Wendy Smart

Wendy Smart

Tyne And Wear

County Durham

07984 453153

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About me

About me

I am a person centred counsellor, integrating different models of counselling to meet individual needs.  Providing a confidential service, in a safe and comfortable environment to individuals experiencing difficult times leading to anxiety or relationship issues.

Experienced generic counsellor including areas in:

  • Anxiety
  • Confidence and low self esteem issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Mental health
  • Bereavement
  • A wide variety of abuse issues and addictions
  • Stress/anxiety
  • Learning disabilities

Issues are individual to the person and at times you may find yourself at a cross road wondering which direction to take and at this juncture you just need help to unfold the map to find your own route. Some issues may be personal in nature and difficult for others to fully understand, for example, bereavement, relationship or emotional problems, work or family related issues to name a few. No matter what the issue may be, talking to a counsellor can help you make sense of what is happening to you. Helping you make choices and consider ways to move forward.

I am professionally qualified and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and practice within the guidelines of the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

Offering a fully inclusive, accessible, non bias service to anyone who needs help irrespective of their background, cultural beliefs or gender.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Qualified as a Person Centred Counsellor in 2008
  • I have worked in private care services and charitable organisations.
  • Cross Cultural Counselling
  • Mental Health
  • Bereavement Counselling
  • Post-traumatic stress counselling
  • Sexual & relationship issues
  • Addictions
  • Work related stress/anxiety issues
  • Learning disabilities

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£35.00 per 50 minute session

Fees to be paid by cash, bank transfer or cheque at the beginning of each session.  Payments using bank transfers should be completed before each session.

Further information

If you feel as though you are dealing with issues alone or need an impartial insight, counselling will give you the additional support you need in a non judgemental environment to help you find your way through the fog surrounding you.

Your first session is your opportunity to meet your counsellor and discuss your needs and what you expect from counselling.  The counselling sessions are client led and will move at your pace and where you want to go.  A mutual contract of counselling needs will be discussed within the first session with reviews built in to ensure the counselling experience is meeting individual needs.

Sessions can be held in in Gateshead or Consett in comfortable and safe surroundings.  Home visits can be discussed and arranged dependant on need and suitability.

Maps & Directions

Gateshead, NE8
Consett, DH8

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


Monday-Friday 9 am-8 pm. Outreach sessions available depending on assessment.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme