'A Counselling Service in Sunderland'

Welcome to 'The Living Way' Counselling Service

'A place of hope and healing offering accessible and affordable counselling within the North East'


The Living Way is sorry to announce that due to current circumstances we have had to suspend all face to face appointments until further notice however if you need help and support we are still here to help.

We are offering both telephone and online sessions for both assessments and ongoing sessions for those who wish to access the service.

WE ARE ALSO OFFERING ONE OFF SESSIONS FOR THOSE WHO MAY NOT WANT COUNSELLING BUT SIMPLY NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO AT THIS TIME.

Please note we are not a 24 hour service so if you can not get through please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.



Congratulations! You have taken the first step on your journey to finding the help and support you need!

We hope the information you find here will help you to make a decision about accessing counselling. We are aware that it is often a big step to get this far, especially for the first time.

It is important to remember that seeking counselling is not a sign of weakness. We believe that seeking help for emotional problems is equally important as seeking medical assistance for any physical ailments.

Our aim is to provide a counselling service that allows you to talk about whatever is troubling you in a warm and safe environment and within the appropriate boundaries of confidentiality.


We believe YOU are valuable and will offer you counselling regardless of faith or belief.

We will encourage YOU to work through and find solutions to your difficulties

We understand that trust is important to YOU, therefore our service is provided in a safe and confidential environment.

We will provide you with help that is accessible and affordable

Registered Charity Number 1150721