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The Cumbria Counselling Group

Egremont CA22 & Ulverston LA12
01946 820230 01946 820230 Registered / Accredited

About us

We are a group of experienced counselling and psychotherapy practitioners who live and work in different parts of Cumbria helping people find a way forward through issues of Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Relationships and other emotional difficulties at home or in work.

Richard works in Egremont, Christopher in Barrow-In-Furness, Sean in Penrith, Amanda in Ulverston & Joan in our Lancaster practice.

We offer counselling, psychotherapy, life coaching and personal development to individuals, couples and groups. We also give advice and training to private and public organisations, companies, and health and educational services.

How we can help you

All of us deal with the uncertainties of life in our own individual ways – but there are times when some of us benefit from reaching out and accessing the support of someone who can offer a different perspective from family or friends.

Whatever concerns you may be presently dealing with, you don’t need to feel alone. Over the years we have sensitively and successfully helped many people overcome numerous difficulties.

We always adapt a course of therapy to individual needs.


Training, qualifications & experience

Our therapists are all BACP accredited counsellors/psychotherapists  qualified and insured to practise.  We adhere to the BACP and/or UKATA Codes of Professional Practice and Ethics.

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.

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.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Personal Development
Life Coaching
Organisational Development, Training & Consultancy

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Please visit our website and contact the individual therapist for further information on fees. Concessions may be available depending on your circumstances. All our therapists offer free counselling sessions for people experiencing or affected by problem gambling.

Or you are welcome to contact us directly:

Sean Turner: 01768 210965 (Penrith)
Richard Mottram: 01946 820230 (Egremont)
Christopher Anderson: 07788416842 (Barrow-in-Furness)
Amanda O'Brien: 01229 588757 (Ulverston)
Joan Elliot: 07967856004 (Lancaster)

Further information

You are welcome to contact us directly:
Sean Turner: 01768 210965 (Penrith)
Richard Mottram: 01946 820230 (Egremont)
Christopher Anderson: 07788416842 (Barrow-in-Furness)
Amanda O'Brien: 01229 588757 (Ulverston)
Joan Elliot: 07967856004 (Lancaster)

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

Accessibility varies between locations...check with individual counsellor


We are experienced in offering online video and telephone counselling.   All week days and some evenings & weekends - check with the individual counsellor.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
The Cumbria Counselling Group

The Cumbria Counselling Group