Claire Douthwaite MBACP
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.’
Training, qualifications & experience
CertHE FdA MBACP
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Specialist understanding of ADHD and trauma.
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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.
I offer face-to-face and online counselling sessions both short and long-term. Evening appointments available and some Saturdays by agreement.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible to suit you inclusive of evenings and some Saturdays.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|