Christine Dukes UKCP
St Barnabas House
Counselling And Therapy Centre
I am a UKCP registered Gestalt psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor and trainer offering individual short and longer term counselling and psychotherapy in the Medway Towns, Kent. I have a generic private practice and offer individual therapy for most life issues.
Where I work
I work at a counselling and therapy centre based in Gillingham where I rent rooms. It has a comfortable waiting room and offers a welcoming and non threatening environment. There is access to local metered parking and good bus and train connections all within walking distance, unfortunately there are stairs to the building so no disabled access.
How I work
As a humanistic therapist I work relationally with people, focusing on the here-and-now meeting with you, allowing our contact in the present to lead us to issues of concern. I believe healing comes through meeting and people regaining a sense of connection with who they are in the world. We all get lost at times in our life and need support to regain our strength and stability. Therefore having a space where you can explore your issues and feel met and understood is essential. My aim is for you to feel listened to in an environment of respect, genuineness and acceptance. This involves working with you as a whole person, both mind, body and soul, so you can arrive at a place of growth and greater awareness.
I offer an experienced, professional and confidential service and aim to provide counselling and psychotherapy to Individuals from all walks of life, irrespective of sexuality, race, culture or beliefs.
Before agreeing to commence counselling or therapy I will always arrange an Initial preliminary meeting with you so you can discuss your needs, if it is short term focused work you are wanting or longer term more in depth psychotherapy. This session allows a space so we can meet each other and decide if it feels right to continue. Sessions always last for 50 minutes and will be pre-booked.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked as a psychotherapist and counsellor for over 20 years, both within the NHS and private practice.
As well as being a generic therapist, I have specialist experience of working with individual's who have experienced problems with addictions, primarily drugs and alcohol.For many years I worked within the NHS and have an understanding of mental health issues as well as physical health conditions. I have supported Individuals with a variety of difficulties including abuse, relationship problems and trauma.
I am a qualified supervisor and trainer for psychotherapists and counsellors and provide both freelance training and training within organisations to counsellors and psychotherapists.
Abuse, Addiction, Anxiety, Bereavement, Careers, Cultural Issues, Depression, Employment Difficulties, Family, Gender, Identity Problems, Mental Health, Older People, Post-Traumatic Stress, Relationships, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Stress, Supervision, Transgender, Trauma, University Interests, Workplace Counselling.
I am registered with the UKCP
MSc Gestalt Psychotherapy from Middlesex University
Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute.
Diploma in Alcohol Counselling and Consultation. University of Kent.
Diploma in Supervision. Gestalt Centre, London.
Certificate in Systemic Counselling.
Certificate in Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
I charge £45 for a 50 minute session.
I offer some lower cost spaces based on availability and also need for those clients on a lower income or benefits. Please contact me to discuss this, I believe in trying to support people to be able to access therapy.
Supervision for Qualified Counsellors and Psychotherapists £45 for 50 minute session.
Group Supervision and Trainee Rates offered. £35 for 50 minutes
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a qualified supervisor and have a diploma in supervision from the Gestalt centre in London.View supervision profile