Richard Houlden, MA Psychotherapy and Counselling, MBACP

Richard Houlden, MA Psychotherapy and Counselling, MBACP

Kentdale Therapy
Stramongate House
53 Stramongate

01539 727111

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About me

How I can help

I provide individual counselling and psychotherapy for adults and young people. I have helped people from a wide variety of cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds, all of whom shared your belief that counselling could help to make their lives better.

Based in private consulting rooms in the centre of Kendal, I offer the care, understanding and acceptance to help make your life better, whatever your current circumstances.

I understand that knowing where to turn is not always easy, but together we can take the next step. To help you make the right choice I have highlighted the areas I have had experience working with.  You can also view my website where you will find client testimonials and answers to some FAQ’s.

You will see that I have helped people with a range of issues, some related to clinical diagnoses and some to non-clinical problems associated with everyday living.  The major benefit of the therapy I offer is that it is adaptable to suit your particular needs.

If you think I can help then please contact me to find out more.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA Psychotherapy and Counselling, Faculty of Medicine and Healthcare, University of Leeds

PG Certificate - Counselling Skills, University of York St. John

As part of my continuing professional development I have carried out additional accredited training courses relating to suicide and suicidal ideation, trauma, somatisation and dissociation.

Since 2013 I have worked in community mental health, university and schools counselling services and I have related experience of advocacy work with vulnerable adults living in social care and secure mental health settings.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

These are just some of the issues I can help people with, and of course it may be the case that you do not know what the root of the problem is.  You might just have lost sight of who you are and want to regain a sense of your own identity and wellbeing.  In all these situations the counselling and psychotherapy I offer can help.

Therapies offered


My standard consultation fee is £45.00 for a 50 minute session.

Maps & Directions

Kendal, LA9 4BH

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I currently offer both daytime and evening appointments

Types of client

Young people
Older adults