It is natural to be frightened of things sometimes, but when our fears interfere with our ability to live a normal life it can be valuable to work with a therapist to address the issue.

Sometimes a phobia can develop following a traumatic experience, other times a phobia can seem irrational but all too upsetting.  Careful work with a psychotherapist to support increased feelings of safety, and to address the anxieties and terrors that are underlying the phobia process can lead to the phobia diminishing and reducing in intensity.



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.