Stephen Hitchcock MBACP (Snr.Accred.)
The counselling that I offer is aimed at helping you to cope at a difficult time in your life. I provide a safe and confidential service in which you are supported in addressing your particular issues openly and honestly, whatever their nature - for example stress, depression, anxiety, loss or relationship difficulties. We will work together on gaining insight into your problems and exploring how you would like things to be different. Counselling is not about handing over responsibility for your life, but rather about being helped to regain your confidence and motivation, and to utilise your own resources.
I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor, registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and I work with individuals and couples.
I am also a qualified and accredited supervisor of counsellors.
Training, qualifications & experience
1999 Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling - University of East Anglia
2003 Advanced Certificate in Counselling Supervision - University of East Anglia
2002 Accreditation as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist - BACP
2002 Primary Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Centre for Stress Management
2002 Person Centred Approach to Couples Counselling - Metanoia Institute
2005 Certificate in Coaching - Centre for Coaching
2008 Accreditation as a Counselling Supervisor - BACP
Since 1998 I have been practising as a counsellor in a variety of settings: private practice, Primary Care, counselling agencies and student counselling services.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
£38 per 50-minute session for individuals. Reduced fees may be negotiated for short-term work.
£45 per 50-minute session for couples
£42 per hour for supervision
Counselling sessions are held in a quiet, private room in Natland, just outside Kendal. It is easily accessible by car, with plenty of parking and disabled access.
Maps & Directions
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Supervision & training
I am a Person-Centred counsellor and supervisor, whose approach is based on the principles and ‘way of being’ described by Carl Rogers. I seek to offer the core conditions of non-judgemental acceptance, empathy and congruence, and to establish a working alliance built on openness, honesty, trust and respect.View supervision profile