Wendy Smart

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Consett DH8 & Gateshead NE8
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

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

Age group of clients specialise in:

Young adults (18-24)

Adults (26-64)

Older adults (65+)

Issues are individual to the person and at times you may find yourself at a crossroad 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
  • Intimacy & relationship issues
  • Addictions
  • Work related stress/anxiety issues
  • Learning disabilities

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

Areas of counselling I deal with


£35.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

£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.

I offer concessions for low income groups

I offer concessions for students and trainee counsellors

I offer concessions for refugees

Free 15 minute telephone consultation


When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday-Friday 9 am-8 pm.

Saturday mornings 9am-1pm

Outreach sessions available depending on assessment.

Further information

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

Also, I offer struggle sessions, designed to offer help when you are finding life difficult and feeling overwhelmed.  you can come for a one-off session to unburden your issues. 

Ponds Court Business Park, Consett, County Durham, DH8 5XP

Gateshead, Tyne And Wear, NE8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
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.

Both premises have wheel chair access and disabled toilets. Also have lifts so can access different floor levels. I offer telephone counselling and home visits as an alternative option.