Emily Duke

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Therapeutic Counsellor and Couple's Therapist, MBACP
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Durham, DH1 3ET
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome and thank you for looking at my Profile. I offer a space which is safe, confidential, supportive and non-judgmental, where you can be heard and explore the things that are important to you. I believe the foundation of counselling is the relationship that the client and therapist build together. I trained as a counsellor after experiencing the benefits of what counselling offered me, 13 years ago.

My training is in Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic and Systemic Counselling and I have done additional courses in CBT, creative work and mindfulness. The work that I do is integrative, meaning that I use a range of methods and techniques to help you, depending on the difficulties you're experiencing, and the feedback you give me through our work together. I work with a wide range of issues including; depression, anxiety, loss, bereavement, abuse, baby loss, relationship, work, fertility and family issues. 

I am also a qualified relationship counsellor and work with couples to explore difficulties in their relationship and identify ways of improving the way they relate together. I also work with couples who are exploring their options around maintaining their relationship or separation. 

I understand that sometimes it can be difficult to choose a counsellor and I hope this does not prevent you from getting the support you need. Please give me a ring or email if there is anything that you would like to discuss further or if you have any questions. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified in 2013 with a Diploma (distinction) in Therapeutic Counselling at the Northern Guild. I also have a Level 5 post qualification in Relationship Counselling through Counselling and Psychotherapy Counselling Central Awarding Body (CPCAP). I have recently trained with Petals charity who specialise in working with baby loss, including supporting individuals and couples through early and late miscarriage, termination for medical reasons and still birth.

I have worked in a variety of settings such as health services, charitable organisations such as Relate and Children North East and the statutory sector. I have experience of providing both long and short term therapeutic work depending on the issues your facing and your financial situation.

I have a background and Masters (MA) in youth work and have supported young people for many years to overcome challenges and understand themselves more fully and work towards making positive change. I work with young people aged 16 and over.

Recent Training Courses

  • 2023 - Petal's model - working with baby loss - Petals
  • 2022 – The Interpersonal Trust Model – Relate
  • 2022 – Child Protection and Safeguarding - Relate
  • 2022 – Unconscious Biases – I2comply
  • 2022 – Suicide awareness – Relate
  • 2022 – Equality and Diversity – I2comply
  • 2021 – Initial Assessment and Responding to Domestic Abuse

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Baby Loss


£40.00 - £50.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

  • Individual session £45
  • Couples Counselling £50
  • Students, low-income, OAP's and unemployed £40

For the initial consultation, the charge is £30.00. This enables us to get to know each other and through this process, I assess whether I would be an appropriate person to support you.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Alington House, 4 North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3ET

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

There is a room where I work which is wheelchair accessible. Please let me know if you require this for your sessions.

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