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A typical session
Cost / Number of sessions
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The Counsellors
Freddie Allason
Gary Byrne
Helen Weston
Sally Stordy-Allison

Our counsellors are accredited or trained to diploma level and are involved in continuing professional development and regular supervision. We abide by the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy's (BACP) Ethical Framework for Good Practice and are subject to their professional conduct procedures.

BACP Register of accredited counsellors

Counselling - Overview

Counselling is a talking therapy that allows you to begin to explore issues in your life that you would like to understand or change. The process requires a personal commitment from yourself to allow your awareness and understanding to develop.

The journey requires both time and energy for you to gain the insight to help with the transition.

The main aim of counselling is to offer a relationship which helps you to help yourself. The counsellor helps provide a safe, confidential, non-judgemental and caring relationship so that you can begin to explore any areas that may be affecting your life or work.

How it may help

The process allows you to:

  • explore personal issues and past difficulties;
  • increase your awareness of yourself and others;
  • develop skills so you can ask for help and assistance when needed;
  • become aware of your own needs and to respect these.

The journey allows you to respect and trust yourself so you can live your life in a way that is more fulfilling. The counsellor will help you to identify your inner strengths and resources so you can cope better with situations you will meet in your daily life and to allow you realise that you have choices about your decisions.

There are very few contraindications to working with a counsellor.  However, it is important that you feel comfortable with the person you are working with for you to explore issues effectively.

Couple Counselling
Several of the therapists have significant experience of helping couples with relationship issues.

A typical session
Counselling involves you meeting on a regular basis (approx. every 2 weeks). You agree the timing and frequency of sessions at the first consultation. Sessions usually last about an hour. 

Cost / Number of sessions
The frequency and number of sessions required will depend on the issue under discussion.  Often you may meet for around 4 - 6 sessions initially.

First Session
Subsequent Sessions
Freddie Allason
(Couples £40)
(Couples £40)
Gary Byrne £30 £45
Helen Weston £40
(£45 Couples)
(£45 Couples)
Sally Stordy-Allison £45 Couples £45 Couples

Booking a session in Carlisle
Freddie Call 01228 409093
Gary Call 01228 409093
Helen Weston Call 01228 409093
Sally Call 01228 409093
or email us at: info@cumbriatherapies.com