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Our purpose is to offer in Cumbria and North Lancashire a network of professional counsellors, psychotherapists who are registered with and accredited by BACP - The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Accreditation demonstrates a level of experience and professionalism over and above ‘registration’ and is achieved by only a minority of counsellors.

Our Three Accredited Members are :

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1. Stephen Hitchcock

Location: Kendal
Telephone Number: M. 07887 921311

Email:  sh.counselling@btinternet.com

Website:  https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/stephen-hitchcock

Theoretical Approach: Person-centred counselling based on a professional relationship of integrity, trust and confidentiality. I draw on a range of strategies and interventions according to client need.

Code of Ethics: The BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

Details of Therapy Offered: 50-minute sessions, ideally at weekly intervals. Short, medium or long term according to needs.

Experience / Special Interest: Since 1998 I have been practising as a counsellor in a variety of settings - private practice, NHS, Employee Assistance Programmes, counselling agencies and student counselling services. Within the professional counselling relationship I aim to provide non-judgemental acceptance, empathy and genuineness. I adapt my approach to suit the needs and aptitudes of each individual. I work with a range of issues, including stress, depression, addictive or compulsive behaviours, anger, relationships, personal faith, bereavement and loss. Clients are supported in understanding their feelings and clarifying their thoughts, utilising their own abilities and resources, with a view to making the changes they desire.

Supervision Offered: Yes (Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision).

I supervise experienced counsellors and trainees. Fees on request.

Qualifications : MA, LCGI, Dip.Counselling, Certificate in CBT, Certificate in Life Coaching MBACP (Snr.Accred)

Other Training: Couples counselling, Mediation

Clients: Individuals or couples. Self-referrals accepted, or via GP or employer.

Fees : £40 for individuals; £45 for couples. Reduced fees may be negotiated for short term work.

Other Services : Mediation / restorative justice.

2. Rosemary Pitt

Location: Edge Bank Farm, Skelsmergh, KENDAL, LA8 9AS

Telephone Number: M. 078 0872 6081

Email:  rp2577@gmail.com

Website : https://www.rosemarypitt.co.uk

Theoretical Approach : Integrative / Cognitive (CBT)

Code of Ethics: The BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

Details of Therapy Offered: Individual and Couples counselling, 1 hour sessions on a weekly basis, brief or longer term.

Experience / Special Interest: I have worked full-time as a counsellor for over 30 years and have a particular interest in body image, self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, workplace stress and conflict. My experience includes a wide range of clients from different backgrounds and age range.

I aim to offer a balance of warmth, support and challenge. My approach is generally to deal with whatever present issues you bring but might also explore links with the past and how these can impact on your current life, emotionally and physically.

Supervision Offered: Yes   (over 25 years experience)

Qualifications: Honours Degree in English, Diploma in Counselling South West London College, MBACP(Snr Accred)

Other Training: BACP Accredited Supervisor, Certificate in Couples Counselling from Chichester Counselling Service

Clients: Couples, individuals

Fees: £45 for couple, £40 for an individual (concessions considered)

3. Dominic Quinn


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Location: Kendal

Telephone Number: M. 07547 658104

Email:  DominicQuinn@lakestherapy.co.uk

Website: www.lakestherapy.co.uk

Theoretical Approach: Integrative based on a Person-centred counselling approach with elements of CBT where you agree it could be helpful.

Code of Ethics: The BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

Details of Therapy Offered: 60-minute sessions, ideally at weekly intervals. Short, medium or long term according to needs.

Experience / Special Interest: I have been in private practice since 2013. I have also volunteered for the charity Mind providing low cost effective and professional counselling for a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, traumas including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), abuse, anger-management, dissociation, post psychosis recovery, self-harm and suicidal feelings.

I also provide counselling services for the emergency services. Having worked with and experienced traumas within the emergency services for over 25 years, I have a real understanding of the effects of trauma and PTSD and I can offer the gentle supportive space you need to work with these distressing feelings and memories recognising that everyone is unique and experiences and reacts to trauma differently. I can also offer trauma focussed CBT (TF-CBT) , if we both agree that it could be beneficial.

Supervision Offered: Yes.
I supervise experienced counsellors and trainees. Fees on request.

Qualifications: MBACP (Registered Accredited member), MSc Biomolecular Organisation (Distinction), PgDiploma Counselling and Psychotherapy (L7), PgCertificate Evidenced Based Practice (CBT), Diploma in the practice in Supervision, Certificate in Rewind Therapy, Certificate in Understanding anxiety & PTSD, Certificate in Effective (Solution focussed) Brief Therapy, Certificate in Counselling Skills, Online Counselling Skills Certificate(with distinction), Certificate in delivering Trauma Focussed CBT (TF-CBT), Diploma in Supervision (Leeds Centre for Psychological Development).Certificate in Couples Counselling.

Other Training: Online counselling available where appropriate.

Clients: Individuals, couples. Self-referrals accepted, or via GP or employer.

Fees: £45 for individuals in person or on line via Skype or Vsee. £50 for couples.Discounts available.

Other Services: Group supervision.

Training, qualifications & experience

Our counsellors :
• have achieved a substantial level of training and experience,
• work to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions,
• are required by the BACP to have regular supervision, professional indemnity insurance and demonstrate continuing professional development.

Please look at the individual profiles above for details.

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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic


Please view the individual profiles on our website for individual fee structure

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Ower Yonder

5 Charnley Fold

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Fells And Dales Counsellors And Psychotherapists

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