Living with the experience of abuse can be very painful.  No matter how long ago it may have happened, people can continue to experience unwarranted feelings of anger, shame or guilt which makes life very hard to live.  In adult life, these experiences may lead to feelings of depression or anxiety, to difficulties in managing and maintaining relationships, to feelings of self-harm or suicide, or to abuse behaviours.  Often someone has rarely shared these experiences with others, and carrying them alone feels like a great burden.

Counselling and psychotherapy can help change a situation like this.  By building trust with your therapist you can begin to share your painful experiences, find tools for feeling and behaving differently, and find support and healing.



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 £50 per hour.  Many clients experience relief of presenting symptoms after six to ten sessions.  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.