This archive contains articles and research relevent to my work.

The reports below are independant evaluations of a therapeutic community I founded and managed at Growing Well. They are held here with permission from Growing Well:

This article explored my thinking about the creation of psychologically informed environments. It was published in the The Transactional Analyst:

This article was born out of my role as a UK delegate to the European Association of Transactional Analysis, and explains how EATA operates. It was published in The Transactional Analyst:


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.