Claire Douthwaite MBACP

Claire Douthwaite MBACP

Highgate House
134 Highgate

07581 119393

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Highgate House
134 Highgate

07581 119393

About me

Sometimes life is tough and we find ourselves struggling to make sense of things which can be a lonely and confusing experience. I believe that counselling can benefit anyone who has become tired of walking along a trodden path. That path can feel endless with a willingness to persist for longer than we would like.

My place is yours, set in the heart of Highgate House where our surroundings are safe, warm and without judgement. A space where we can share and challenge the negatives and distresses in a person-centred way. The counselling journey and the healing process is yours, supported by the trusting relationship we can build together.

Initial sessions give you the opportunity to experience me as a person and as a therapist, where you can ask questions and begin to share your experiences safely. The first step can often be the most difficult yet the most empowering.

Sessions last for an hour. Your initial session is offered free of charge to help the biggest step feel a little easier. Sessions are charged at £40 thereafter. A concessionary rate of £35 per session is available for full-time students and trainee counsellors. I believe that therapy should be of the highest quality at an affordable and sustainable price for everyone.

A warm welcome is assured. I am easily accessible in Kendal town centre with the benefit of private parking for the duration of our sessions should you wish to use it.

I am ready to come on your journey as your therapeutic companion and we can tackle the obstacles together until we reach your more peaceful and comfortable destination.

‘It is worth us all remembering that, no journey of the mind is impossible, it's only a matter of navigation.’

Warm wishes


Training, qualifications & experience


Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Specialist understanding of ADHD and trauma.

Photos & videos

  • Highgate House
  • The Journey


Flexible appointments to suit you charged at £40 per hourly session. Initial appointments are offered free of charge and a concessionary rate of £35 per session is offered to full-time students and trainee counsellors.

Further information

I offer face-to-face and online counselling sessions both short and long-term. Evening appointments available and some Saturdays by agreement.

Maps & Directions

Kendal, LA9 4HL

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No

Private Client Parking


Flexible to suit you inclusive of evenings and some Saturdays.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme