shutterstock_1368038Grief and Bereavement

Losing someone or something we loved is intensely difficult for everyone.  Grief is a natural reaction to a bereavement such as the death of a partner, parent or child. We can also experience grief when we experience the unexpected ending of a relationship or the loss of a job or a home.

We may feel that we need support, but don’t wish to burden our close friends of family.  Having a counsellor or therapist to help you through this experience and to understand your feelings better can be both comforting and valuable.

Sometimes grief can persist long after the incident that caused it, and therapy can help you to move on from the experience and to re-attach to life without the person or aspect of life that you lost.  The Porchlight Practice’s can support you to complete the grieving process in a healthy way.



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.