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Everyone experiences problems in life from time to time.  Sometimes they become overwhelming and result in a low mood which may contribute to anxiety or depression. However, it is often the way you think about a problem that determines your feelings and subsequent behaviour and it is easy to get into a negative thinking cycle which only makes matters worse.  Counselling can help you identify these unhelpful thinking habits which are often due to childhood influences or significant life events.  By looking at different perspectives, underlying causes and raising your awareness you can begin to change your way of thinking and see yourself and your situation in a new and better light.

Couples Counselling

Relationships are at the cornerstone of our lives and if they are not working this is likely to cause you unhappiness or distress. I offer counselling to couples and single people who are having problems and want better relationships.

All couples have ups and downs often caused by the many stresses and strains of modern life. Sometimes this results in arguments and couples growing apart. I will help you get your relationship back on track by providing a safe place to talk together, see what is causing your problems and look at ways to bring happiness and fulfilment back into your lives.

If you have come to the end of a relationship I can provide support to help you through your grief. By telling your story and making sense of what has happened, it may help you come to terms with your loss. You can then gradually move forward and look at new hopes for your future.

Counselling Model

I am an integrative counsellor which means I can use the most appropriate counselling models to suit the individual needs of my clients. My main approach is person-centred so be reassured that you will be offered empathy, respect, acceptance and confidentiality. I hope to put you at your ease and give you a place to talk over your thoughts and emotions without the fear of being judged or worrying that you are upsetting or hurting anyone. Often the simple act of sharing your thoughts and feelings helps you feel lighter and able to look at life from a fresh perspective. This is the first step towards positive change in your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Relationship Counselling
  • Certificate in Marital Counselling
  • Certificate of Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Professional Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

I have had several years experience in counselling, working with individuals and couples.

I have also had experience working as an online moderator on websites for those seeking relationship advice on a forum which also offered an online chatting facility for those wishing to discuss their issues in private.

I am a member of BACP and work to their ethical framework. I continue my professional development through regular attendance of counselling workshops.

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

Face to face sessions - £45

Online session via zoom video - £35

Telephone session - £35

Further information

At present I am offering online sessions via zoom video link or telephone sessions and have daytime and evening appointments.

If you wish to make an appointment please contact me by telephone or email.  Feel free to call or email without obligation if there is anything you would like to discuss or you have any questions about the counselling.

Cumbria Therapies At Bourne House
Bourne Business Centre
Milbourne Street

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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/mobility access throughout, I also offer telephone counselling.

Sally Stordy-Allison

Sally Stordy-Allison