Living with anxiety can be uncomfortable and debilitating.  Anxiety, nervousness and fear are appropriate feelings in some situations, but if we carry them in everyday life they can get in the way of achieving the things we may want.  Sometimes we try to soothe our anxieties in unhelpful ways; by overeating, by drinking too much, by becoming obsessional about aspects of our lives.  Psychotherapy can help you to develop more healthy coping strategies.

At the Porchlight Practice we can offer tools to help you manage your feelings of anxiety and fear more successfully.  Psychotherapy and counselling can support you to understand the underlying causes of your anxieties.  With our therapists you can work through these issues to support you to feel less anxious and more confident.



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 £60 per hour.  Many clients experience relief of presenting symptoms after six to ten sessions.  Professional supervision costs £60 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.