Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 1st February 2022

About me

Hi, I am Anna Lythgoe and hopefully I can offer you a taster of my services and approach to counselling.  Deciding to start working with a counsellor can feel like a huge step and choosing the right person is vital.  Contact me by clicking here or phone or text me at 07887 780 874.  I am an experienced, well qualified and most importantly caring Person-Centred Counsellor based in Carlisle.

During Lockdown I have continued sessions with clients online.  This has been very effective for many and I have taken the time to be accredited as an online counsellor.  I am now planning offering a blended support of either face to face or online depending on your needs.  I have a dedicated counselling space in central Carlisle for face to face sessions.  My way of working focuses very much on the uniqueness of each client - there is no one size fits all but a fresh and flexible approach.

The benefits of having a space just for you in which you work closely with a professional qualified to support and empower you are enormous.  The sessions will be led by your needs and at a pace and challenge comfortable for you.

My experience is wide-ranging and includes work with adults, young people, children (15+) and families.  I have experience of working in the charity sector, NHS and have set up both secondary and primary school counselling services.  My private practice encompasses work with adults, young people, and children as well as working with families and schools where helpful.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  I adhere to the BACP professional Code of Ethics and Conduct.  I hold professional Insurance and have my enhanced DBS checks regularly updated.  I maintain my professional standards by attending regular clinical supervision with a BACP registered supervisor.

My qualifications include :

  • BA (Hons) First Class - Counselling Studies - Trauma, Attachment and Loss
  • University Advanced Diploma in Counselling Studies
  • National Diploma (HE) in Counselling
  • Level 4 CAADA Safeguarding Children Living with Domestic Abuse
  • Level 3 Safeguarding
  • Certificate in Supervision
  • Workshop facilitator
  • 80 hour CPD resulting in Online & Telephone Counselling Accreditation
  • Staff training
  • PGCE

I have experience of working in a wide range of settings and enjoy working with all ages of client.  My experience as a teacher for almost twenty years and in the charity sector for nearly five years has given me the opportunity to help clients explore and resolve many areas of difficulty (see the next section below).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

For an individual counselling session my fees are £60 for one hour. The initial session is charged at the same rate with there being no obligation to continue after the first session.

Supervision fees are £55 for an hour supervision session.

There are some concessionary rates available for counselling students - please enquire further for details.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Blended support of either face to face or online depending on your needs. 

Further information

I am also able to offer Supervision to other counsellors and professionals.My experience of working with children and young people and also of working with adults and families mean I have a wide experience to draw on.

I provide a supportive, collaborative space to explore all aspects of the work you do.  Together we can attend to your process and identify patterns, explore ethical and theoretical factors to enhance the work you are doing with clients.

I find great value in working creatively in both my supervisory and counselling roles and if you are comfortable reflecting on your practice through mediums such as creative writing, art, play and psychodrama they will be offered during our sessions. Illuminating and deepening your understanding of the challenging work you do is always my priority and is an exciting journey to take together.

The Counselling Room
Unit 10, Fisher Street Galleries
Fisher Street

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages



In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Experienced Supervisor working online and face to face.

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Anna Lythgoe

Anna Lythgoe