Stephen Hitchcock MBACP (Snr.Accred.)

Stephen Hitchcock MBACP (Snr.Accred.)

About me

The counselling that I offer is aimed at helping you to cope at a difficult time in your life.  I provide a safe and confidential service in which you are supported in addressing your particular issues openly and honestly, whatever their nature  -  for example stress, depression, anxiety, loss or relationship difficulties.  We will work together on gaining insight into your problems and exploring how you would like things to be different.  Counselling is not about handing over responsibility for your life, but rather about being helped to regain your confidence and motivation, and to utilise your own resources.

I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor, registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and I work with individuals and couples.

I am also a qualified and accredited supervisor of counsellors.

Training, qualifications & experience

1999  Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling  -  University of East Anglia
2003  Advanced Certificate in Counselling Supervision  -  University of East Anglia
2002  Accreditation as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist  -  BACP
2002  Primary Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy  -  Centre for Stress Management
2002  Person Centred Approach to Couples Counselling  -  Metanoia Institute
2005  Certificate in Coaching  -  Centre for Coaching
2008  Accreditation as a Counselling Supervisor  -  BACP

Since 1998 I have been practising as a counsellor in a variety of settings: private practice, Primary Care, counselling agencies and student counselling services.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


£40 per 50-minute session for individuals. Reduced fees may be negotiated for short-term work.

£45 per 50-minute session for couples

£42 per hour for supervision

Further information

Counselling sessions are held in a quiet, private room in Natland, just outside Kendal.  It is easily accessible by car, with plenty of parking and disabled access.

Maps & Directions

Kendal, LA9

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: Yes

Types of client

Older adults

Supervision & training

I am a Person-Centred counsellor and supervisor, whose approach is based on the principles and ‘way of being’ described by Carl Rogers.  I seek to offer the core conditions of non-judgemental acceptance, empathy and congruence, and to establish a working alliance built on openness, honesty, trust and respect.

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