Borderline Counselling

Borderline Counselling


01228 596 900

About us

There are times in all our lives when we feel unable to cope. Sometimes the cause of these problems seem fairly clear and we know where to turn for assistance. At other times our problems are difficult to understand and we can find no answer from our own resources or contacts.

Talking to a counsellor who is impartial and skilled can help us work through our personal difficulties and find solutions.

Borderline General Counselling Service is a registered charity set up in 1996 initially as a Pregnancy Crisis centre. Work developed and grew to include a general counseling service and a training organization for counselling and pastoral care.

Borderline is affiliated to the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC), a nationwide umbrella organisation which standardizes counselling activities. We abide by the ACC Code of Ethics.

We are a team of professionally trained counsellors who provide a counselling and training service to communities and churches across northern Cumbria and south Scotland. We are all Christians, drawn from a variety of churches in the area.

We also have an Art Therapist working with school-aged children and adults, who is also available to work with small groups.

Training, qualifications & experience

Our counsellors are trained and accredited (or working towards accreditation) with the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) or other professional bodies such as BACP.

Whilst all the counsellors work in a voluntary capacity for Borderline, some of the team also work within the NHS, in private practice and for other organisations.

Member organisations *

* We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

Crisis Pregnancy
If you are facing the shock of an unplanned pregnancy, Borderline has experienced counsellors who can help you. We can usually give you an appointment within a day or two, giving you space to talk things through, and offering support and information at this difficult time.
While we are able to work with you to find your best way forward, we will always respect your right to make your own choices without outside pressure.


Whilst we would not wish money to be a barrier to receiving counselling, there are costs involved in providing a counselling service, so we suggest contributions reflecting individual circumstances.

Further information

Anyone can approach us for help. Male, female, young, old, with or without faith, individual or couples. All are welcome.
We are in the unique position in Borderline of having two married couples available to do couples counselling.

Opening times:
Monday- Friday 9.00am - 9.00pm

We are happy to accept referrals from other healthcare professionals, such as GPs social workers, as well as schools & churches etc by simply passing our contact details to the person in need of counselling.

If you would like to receive information regarding upcoming training opportunities please email to be added to our mailing list, or see our website

Our CPD specialist events, for accredited counsellors and pastoral carers, meet the ongoing training requirements necessary to sustain professional accreditation with the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC). They are also a relevant resource for those who have been trained within a secular environment.

Maps & Directions

Carlisle, CA1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None
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