RoomThe Porchlight Practice is owned by Beren Aldridge, a UKCP registered Psychotherapist and Supervisor.  He offers a friendly, experienced and professional service supporting individuals and couples with short-term problem solving and longer term personal and relationship change.

The practice is based in comfortable and secluded offices in Highgate, Kendal, adjacent to the Brewery Arts Centre and appointment can be offered throughout the week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during office hours.  Most clients work weekly or fortnightly.

Beren has many years’ experience working with a broad range of people from all walks of life and is very happy to discuss your issues or concerns, or his work, by telephone before scheduling an appointment.


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.