Steve White PgDip MBACP
I am a person-centred therapist offering counselling and psychotherapy in Lancaster and Kendal.
I offer a safe and caring environment in which you can share, explore, understand and change your experience of anything that is causing you difficulty or distress. My role as a therapist is to facilitate that process of empowerment and growth, using my training and experience to work with you to help you achieve your goals. You will receive my respect and support throughout that journey.
My work with clients is centred upon therapeutic relationships built on empathy, honesty and respect. You will encounter a supportive, safe environment in which you feel understood and empowered to make the changes that are right for you.
As your counsellor or therapist, I will be alongside you as you explore and work through difficulties or choices, creating between us an environment for growth and empowerment. I commit to being real, open and engaged as an active participant in the therapeutic work. You may be invited to experience and clarify your emotions, or to consider where you find meaning in your life, but you will remain in control of each session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy at the University of Cumbria, and I am currently studying for an MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work in accordance with the BACP's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, and I meet or exceed the professional requirements for my ongoing professional development and supervision.
I attend training events to widen and deepen my counselling knowledge and skills. These have included sessions on Attachment Theory, Mentalisation-based Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Hakomi Therapy, Addition & Substance Misuse and PTSD/Trauma.
In addition to my private therapy work in Lancaster and Kendal, I have provided counselling at a GP Surgery in Lancaster and at South Lakeland MIND in Kendal. I have also provided counselling with a charity based in Edinburgh, specialising in therapy for those whose lives have been affected by drug and alcohol misuse.
My training and therapy experience has included working with people who are experiencing a wide range of difficulties associated with low moods; anxieties; stress; anger management; PTSD; physical, emotional or sexual abuse; bereavement; relationship problems; alcohol misuse and other addictions; eating disorders; or other self-harming behaviours.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fees for each one-hour therapy session range from £40 to £60 depending on affordability, which we can discuss when we first meet. I am able to offer a reduced fee when therapy would not otherwise be affordable.
Before starting therapy, I would like us to meet to explore whether therapy may be of help to you and to discuss any questions or concerns. My fee for this initial meeting is £25.
Therapy sessions are offered in a comfortable and quiet room at White Cross on South Road in central Lancaster.
The room is easily accessible from the City Centre. There is a lift and easy access with mobility aids. Parking is normally available at the location, free of charge, or alternatively at the public car park adjacent to White Cross.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am currently available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|