Beren Aldridge CTA

The Porchlight Practice was founded by Beren Aldridge in 2005.   Beren is a Certified Transactional Analyst and is registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

In 2004 Beren founded Growing Well a mental health charity based at Low Sizergh Farm, where he continues to work alongside his work within the Porchlight Practice.


The Porchlight Practice is located at 122 Highgate, to the right of the main entrance to the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal.  The entrance is within a yard, the blue doors of which face the main road in between the road entrance to the Brewery and the pedestrian entrance (beside the youth hostel).

There is a pay and display car park at the Brewery Arts Centre and there are usually spaces free.

Contact Info and Costs

Contact:  If you would like to know more about psychotherapy or counselling, or wish to book an appointment, please call or text Beren on 0789 169 3158, or email

Costs:  One to one or couples psychotherapy or counselling happens in one hour sessions at a cost of £45 per hour.  Many clients experience relief of presenting symptoms after six to ten sessions.  Group psychotherapy lasts for three hours at a time at a charge of £30 for the three hour session.  Professional supervision costs £50 per hour.  Training courses are developed bespoke for clients and costs vary.

The Porchlight Practice reserves a number of sessions each week to be offered at lower cost to those on low incomes.  If you feel this describes your situation then please discuss this at enquiry.