Christine Kennett, UKCP Reg. Psychotherapist, Snr Counsellor, Couples Therapist

Christine Kennett, UKCP Reg. Psychotherapist, Snr Counsellor, Couples Therapist

North Yorkshire

01904 708727 / 07875 635488

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North Yorkshire

01904 708727 / 07875 635488

About me

I am a Senior Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Psychotherapy Trainer with over 20 years experience in helping people come through difficulties and crises and create better, more meaningful lives. I have a deep commitment to the work I do and the difference it makes in the lives of those who come wanting help. I work with individuals, couples and groups within both long and short terms contracts and have experience in a broad range of areas including Trauma/PTSD and Personality Disorders.

Some of the difficulties we all face occur at different stages throughout the lifespan and are a normal part of life, for example serious illness, relationship breakdown and bereavement. Others are more deep-rooted in the personality and are often trauma-based, beginning in early life and continuing into adulthood. I am experienced in working with both types of difficulties and draw on therapeutic strategies that best suit the individual and the kind of difficulty they are facing. Some of the difficulties I work with include: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Loss and Bereavement, Mental Health Issues, Serious Illness, Abuse, Self-Harm, Isolation, Self Confidence and Self-Esteem. (See also below.)

Whilst my main approach is Gestalt/Existential, I incorporate other theories and models including Object Relations. Fundamentally, I believe it is the unique relationship that is forged between client and therapist that is the force for healing and growth. I am experienced in working at depth with inner disturbance and distress, creating a contained space within which complex feelings and strong emotion can safely emerge, be given meaning and find eventual integration within the re-organised self-structure.

Gestalt is concerned with the whole person and focuses not simply on how a person talks about their problem but how it is lived and embodied in the present moment. It focuses on what supports and what restricts a person's choices, actions and expressions and generates support for practising new, more adaptive ways of being and responding both in the therapeutic situation and in the person's life outside.

I am happy to answer any questions you might have about me and my way of working to help you decide if I'm the right therapist for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Posgraduate Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy (GPTI) - 1995

Accredited Member Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute (GPTI) - 1995

UKCP Registered Psychotherapist - 1995

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision  (SPTI) - 1996

Teaching & Supervising Member Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute - 1997

EMDR Training Level 1 - 2011

Masters Degree in Counselling and Human Relations - 1989

RELATE training - 1988-1990

Samaritans - 1987-1990

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am an experienced Couples / Relationship therapist.


My hourly fee is £45 per hour (60 minutes).

I have a few reduced fee places available for people on low incomes.

Further information

My practice is situated approximately one mile from the railway station/city centre. There is unlimited on street parking and the bus stops at the top of the road.

I offer clinical supervision for practising counsellors and therapists.

I offer telephone and online therapy and supervision within certain contracts

Maps & Directions

York, YO24

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Some French and Spanish

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am an experienced qualified supervisor working with both established counsellors and therapists as well as trainees.

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