BerenThe Porchlight Practice was founded by Beren Aldridge in 2005.  Beren has worked in the mental health field for the last twelve years, having studied at King’s College, London and then attaining a Masters Degree at City University, London in Disability Management and Rehabilitation.

Beren is a Certified Transactional Analyst and is registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Transactional Analysis (TA) is a readily understood theory of personality and change, developed by Eric Berne M.D., which offers a form of counselling and psychotherapy focusing on behavioural change and communication, relationships and awareness.

Beren is a member of both the United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA) and the UKCP and abides by their Codes of Professional Practice and Ethical Principles.

In 2004 He founded Growing Well a mental health charity based at Low Sizergh Farm, which combines organic growing with mental health recovery.  He currently manges the charity’s therapeutic community alongside his work in the Porchlight Practice.

Beren grew up in the Lake District, and worked and studied in London and the USA before returning to the area. He is married with three children.