Wendy Smart

Consett DH8 & Gateshead NE8
07984 453153
Consett DH8 & Gateshead NE8

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

BACP

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.

Fees

£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 key workers

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

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.

Gateshead
Tyne And Wear
NE8

Consett
County Durham
DH8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

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.

Availability

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

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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