Emily Duke Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

Therapeutic Counsellor and Couple's Therapist, MBACP

About me

Hello I’m Emily. Thanks for looking at my Profile.  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 shorter 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 your difficulties and the feedback you give me through our work together.  I believe the foundation of counselling is the relationship that the client and therapist build together. I offer a space which is safe, confidential, supportive and non-judgemental, where you can be heard and explore the things that are important to you. 

I am also a qualified relationship counsellor and work with couples to explore the difficulties in their relationship and identify ways of improving the way they relate together. 

I offer therapy in Durham and Chester-Le-Street and I also offer online and telephone counselling. 

To find out more please give me a ring or an email to discuss how I can support you.

I am a member of the BACP.

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 worked in a variety of settings such as health services, charitable organisations and the statutory sector. I currently work in private practice and as a counsellor for Relate and Children North East. I have experience of providing both long and short term therapeutic work.

  • MA In Youth and Community Work 2011
  • Member of BACP
  • Up to date DBS

Recent Training Courses

  • 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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


From £40.00 to £50.00

Additional information

  • Individual session £40-45
  • Couples Counselling £45-50

For the initial consultation the charge is £30.00.  This gives us a chance to get to know each other and make sure I would be the most appropriate person to support you.

It is important to me that I offer affordable therapy. If the cost would be a barrier to you accessing support, please discuss this with me.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Northern Integrative Health Practice Ltd, The Pinnacle, Durham Road, Sacriston, Durham, DH7 6FE

41 Albert Street, Durham, DH1 4RJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults