We offer counselling therapy in Consett, Derwentside and Gateshead

The counsellor is there to listen

Tel: 07984453153

email: smartdirections@mail.com

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About Us


Training, Qualifications and Experience

Wendy Smart, senior counsellor, is a qualified Person Centred and Integrative Counsellor.

Member of  the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and practices within the guidelines of the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice

Mission Statement

 It is our mission to offer an accessible counselling. therapy service to all, in the Derwentside, Consett and Gateshead area.  Irrespective of background, cultural beliefs and gender, in a safe non judgemental, confidential environment to explore the perils and issues life has thrown at us throughout the journey on our chosen path.


Fees are £35 per 50 minute counselling. therapy sessions, concessions are available depending on circumstances.

Where do the counselling sessions take place?

Counselling. therapy sessions take place  in a safe, confidential and comfortable environment.

Counselling sessions are held at:

Consett, DH8 5XP


Gateshead, NE8 1PQ

What is Counselling

Counselling is a two - way interaction between you and your counsellor, focused on enabling you to:

  • Make changes to improve quality of life
  • Manage a stressful situation differently
  • Cope in times of crisis

What will happen when I come to Counselling?

At the start of counselling your counsellor will provide you with information about the counselling process and expectations of you and your counsellor will also be discussed.

Can Counselling Help?

Depression & Anxiety


Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counselling we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. 


Trauma & PTSD


Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. 




Relationship counselling. therapy can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions can be held with  couples or individually and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.     

Contact Us

Sessions are held in Gateshead NE8 1PQ and Consett DH8 5XP

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