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Jacky Rudkins

Rochester Practice

Jacky Rudkins Adult & Child Counselling


My name is Jacky Rudkins and I am a fully qualified and accredited ‘Integrative Counsellor’ based at CBT and Counselling Medway (based in Cuxton). I am a registered member of the BACP (British association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists).

I hold a Diploma in Humanistic and Psychodynamic counselling, in addition to specialised training in law and sexual offences.

My expertise lies in providing counselling for both adults and children. I practice an ‘Integrative approach’ to therapy because I don’t believe that one type of therapy is suitable for everyone. This means that I draw upon a variety of theoretical approaches depending on your individual’s needs.

For adults I may incorporate the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which will provide you with the relevant tools to help you move forward. For younger children this may mean the use of play therapy.

About Me

My experience comes from working in many different fields over the years. Such as IAPT (Improving access to psychological therapies) service. Which is an NHS   evidence-based therapy to treat people with anxiety disorders and depression.

I have a wealth of experience working with problems such as anxiety, bereavement, stress, depression and low self-esteem. Along with providing help for the management of intrusive thoughts, domestic violence and sexual abuse.

I am also extensively trained in trauma therapy and have over 14 years’ experience working with survivors’ children and adults of both sexes. Trauma therapy is for those who have suffered sexual abuse/assault or rape, both recent and historically. I am also am knowledgeable around the law, court process and aftercare in this area.

By drawing upon my training, knowledge and experience I will work with you to better understand yourself, explore any unresolved difficulties. Helping you to move forwards in the way you choose to do so.

Counselling for children and teenagers

My child counselling is for chiildren from  5 years of age. I understand that children often require a different approach, which is usually age dependent. I will work towards building a trusting relationship with your child so they feel comfortable enough to open up to me.

For younger children I may use play therapy such as art, crafts, sand and puppets, so they are able to relax and find the experience as positive as possible.

For teenagers, I will help you explore your thoughts and feelings and support you in setting realistic goals about what you would like to change. I will gently challenge you to think about any behaviour that might be unhelpful to you so you are able to move forward more positively.

If you are happy for me to, I will give you a call prior to meeting with your child/young person. This will allow me to gain an understanding of your interpretation of your child’s difficulties ready for our session.

Ethical Standards

As a member of BACP I subscribe to their code of ethics. This includes undertaking continuous professional development and clinical Supervision.

I am enhanced DBS checked and hold professional indemnity insurance in order to be able to practice.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Jacky. Please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request an appointment



Gaye Mitchell

Dartford & Rochester Practice

Counselling Dartford & Rochester


My name is Gaye Mitchell and I’m based at CBT and Counselling Rochester and Counselling Dartford practices.

I’m a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with an ‘Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.  Accredited by the NCS (National Counselling Society). I offer counselling and psychotherapy for adults on both a long term or short term basis.


With over 16 years’ working in mental health both for the NHS and privately has enabled me a vast amount of knowledge and experience.

Whilst working for the ‘NHS Forensic Mental Health’ I supported people with a wide range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, abuse and addiction.

I have experience working with a wide range of age groups; supporting the learning of new skills. I have also and co-facilitated groups to help them understand the psychology of making small changes in behaviour could change their lives for the better.

My work helping others within the community has allowed me to witness the difference it can make to a person when they make small changes to help  them make sense of their situation.

I am also a practicing therapist for ‘Harmony Therapy Trust’. This is a charity providing free NHS approved complementary treatment with cancer or other serious life illnesses.

I also work voluntarily for the Samaritans and with cancer patients receiving treatment with’ Look Good Feel Better’. This is to help with low self-esteem and confidence.

How I can help

I do understand, that taking the first step into counselling can be quite difficult. However,  rest assured, my approach is warm, understanding and empathetic. Above all, I shall provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to talk.

By gently asking you the right questions I will help you explore your thoughts and feelings. In other words, I shall listen and value any struggles you are having and support you in finding a way to move forward more positively.

I shall not offer advice but allow you the freedom to tell your story and find a way forward. I shall take an active role in assisting you make the changes in your life that benefit you and ensure that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Ethical Standards

I subscribe to and work within the NCS code of ethics and the BACP ethical framework. Alongside undertaking regular professional development and supervision as well as having professional indemnity insurance.

If you are seeking medication, a medical diagnosis or report, then an appointment with your GP or a Consultant Psychiatrist would be more appropriate.

At Counselling Dartford I offer help and support for any type of problem.   such as anxiety, bereavement, depression, anger management, relationship problems and stress.

If you would like to make an appointment with Gaye at CBT and Counselling Rochester or CBT and Counselling Dartford. Please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request to see Gaye

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