Shirley Hesketh Registered MBACP (Accred.)

Shirley Hesketh Registered MBACP (Accred.)


07779 240178

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07779 240178

About me

I am a professionally qualified Integrative Counsellor practicing in South Cumbria and also practice Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR).

I am Accredited with BACP and on their Register of Practitioners.  I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I believe we all deserve the right to lead as productive and fulfilling a life as we can.  If something is preventing you from feeling able to make the most of your life – it can help to talk.  I aim to provide an empathetic, respectful and safe space for you to reflect and explore upon your own situation or personal circumstances, at a pace that suits you.

Having trained in biology and counselling and with a personal interest in spirituality – I have come to understand psychological wellbeing through several lenses. As your life is unique, I will draw on my Integrative approach to meet with your individual needs.  I aim to promote self-reflection, growth and discovery, to help you move forward in your own life.

If you would like to find out more, or book a session, please do get in touch by calling me on 07779240178 or email me (follow the link above).


I offer both long and short term counselling options, on a weekly or fortnightly basis depending on your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

EMDR (EMDR Academy, Chester)

MSc Counselling (Bristol University)

Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Bristol University)

Certificate in Counselling Skills (University of West England, Bristol)

PhD - Neuroendocrine Stress Research

BSc (Hons) - Biology

Relevant Experience:
In addition to private counselling work, I have volunteered in various settings since 2009 including St Monica Trust (Bristol), Listen-In Community Counselling Service (Bristol), A General Practice counselling team (Bristol), a palliative care setting (Worcester), South Lakeland MIND (Kendal) and Cruse Bereavement Care Cumbria (Cumbria).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Regular Counselling Sessions currently £40 (60 minutes).

EMDR sessions £55 (60-90 minute sessions).

Maps & Directions

Kendal, LA8

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Please enquire regarding appointment availability.

Types of client

Older adults
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