I am often asked how it is that counselling can effect such positive change simply by the client telling their story and then us working together to uncover the real issues and deal with them in a meaningful way.  There is no simple answer; each client is so individual and unique.  Former clients have told me that the entire counselling process improved their wellbeing and they were glad they were able to avoid having to resort to medication.

My counselling career began with my graduation from Sunderland University with a Foundation Degree in Counselling. My training allowed me to meet a wide variety of clients, with an even wider variety of problems. That training laid the groundwork for what I now do every day,

I specialize, although not exclusively so, in  grief and bereavement counselling, helping my clients to work through the bereavement process, and being with them on their journey to find some way of living alongside their grief.

Stress, anxiety, life changes, depression, sexual issues and more, can all stem from loss of one kind or another. I am located in North Shields.

As much as private practice is at the heart of what I do, I also believe that it’s incredibly important to help with charitable organizations. To that end, I volunteer as a counsellor and supervisor for CRUSE Bereavement Care and Coping with Cancer, which is an organization that is very near and dear to my heart. Many of the clients that I have seen through the course of my career have lost friends and family members to cancer, which has allowed me insight to the pain and distress that this awful disease can create in others as well as in the person suffering from it.

Many people are quick to claim that the art of conversation is dead; I believe that talking about an issue can actually result in making you feel more alive than ever.

I feel fortunate that through counselling I have been able to help bring a positive life change to so many of my clients, and even though they might not be able to see, feel, or touch it, they have fed back to me the benefits that they have experienced as a result of counselling.


Are you feeling low? Anxious? Stressed? I can help.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak means life has changed for us all. It may cause you to feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored, lonely or frustrated. Therapy is a great place to express your feelings about what’s going on in your life. If you’re struggling with mental health issues like anxiety, depression, or general life challenges, you can talk about these issues when you see a therapist.

Phone or Video Chat

You might not be able to see a counsellor in a physical office, but there is another option, so you can get mental health treatment and cope with the current stressors in our world. Online therapy is an excellent place to discuss any concerns you have, including anxiety about the coronavirus. It’s flexible, so you can easily integrate it into your life.

If you can’t see me in person or if you’re experiencing stressful feelings about the pandemic, it’s a great time to try online therapy. During this complicated time, you might benefit from counselling, even if it’s not part of your typical routine. Online therapy is safe, secure, and confidential. 

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You can’t make your way through life without loss, or periods of time where events can conspire to make it difficult for you to get through the day.

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Counselling is a talking therapy which offers people the opportunity to look at what is causing difficulties in their lives.


With the ever-increasing media coverage of the COVID-19 coronavirus, I understand the emotional, financial and physical impact this pandemic is having.

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One certain thing in life it is change. Change is constant and there is no escape from change or the stress that goes with it.

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Reiki shares a foundation with person centred therapy and encourages conditions that facilitate people’s own natural growth or healing.

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Work, family, your partner or friends affect our general approach to one and other or the dynamics of modern day relationships.

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There's no time like now to turn those wishes and hopes into a new dawn.

Answers to Common Questions

Yes. We can carry out a session in a my consulting room, via the phone or through your browser using my secure online room.

Please note that for the duration of the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic all sessions will be held via phone or video chat.

Each session is 50 minutes.

This is dependent upon individual need.

My fees Monday – Friday are £45.00 per session for individual counselling.

I offer a discounted rate of £35.00 per hour for student counsellors.

Couple counselling is £50 per session Monday – Friday

Please contact me either on m : 07976156291 or via email : christine@christinewood.co.uk

32 Alder Road, Hadrian Park, Wallsend, Tyne & Wear 

Free parking is available.

Yes, however, should confidentiality need to be broken this is discussed with the client first.

Counselling supervision is £45.00 per hour.

I offer a discounted rate of £40 per hour for students.

Please read our guidance on COVID-19 contact