About us


BACP Accredited and UKRCP Registered Counsellors and Psychotherapists serving Cumbria, North Lancashire and The Yorkshire Dales.

Our purpose is:
to offer in Cumbria and North Lancashire a network of professional counsellors, psychotherapists who are registered with and accredited by BACP - The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Accreditation demonstrates a level of experience and professionalism over and above ‘registration’, and is achieved by only a minority of counsellors.

This means that we:
• have achieved a substantial level of training and experience,
• work to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions,
• are required by the BACP to have regular supervision, professional indemnity insurance and demonstrate continuing professional development.

We offer:
help during times of difficulty, crisis or change, and provide
• a safe confidential environment in which to explore patterns of behaviour and relationships.
• a way of gaining a better understanding and acceptance of yourself.
• the opportunity to develop new strategies for coping and the potential to live more fully and meaningfully.
• a way of making the effect of past and present difficult situations less powerful and painful even though the circumstances cannot be changed.

How long?
Each person’s issues will be unique, and their needs and the length of time required will also vary. The task is to help each person to find their own way to work through to their goal.
In the first session you will discuss and agree with the counsellor how many sessions you might need, or agree an open-ended contract.
Short term work can be from one to thirty sessions. Longer term psychotherapeutic counselling might be for a year or longer.


There is currently no legislation governing the use of the term “Counsellor”.
Use this website to ensure that you receive a professional service from an accredited and registered practitioner.

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