Claire Douthwaite

Claire Douthwaite

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Kendal

Kendal LA9
Sessions from £35.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Sometimes life is tough and we find ourselves struggling to make sense of things which can be a lonely and confusing experience. I believe that counselling can benefit anyone who has become tired of walking along a trodden path. That path can feel endless with a willingness to persist for longer than we would like.

My place is yours, set in the heart of Highgate House where our surroundings are safe, warm and without judgement. A space where we can share and challenge the negatives and distresses in a person-centred way. The counselling journey and the healing process is yours, supported by the trusting relationship we can build together.

Initial sessions give you the opportunity to experience me as a person and as a therapist, where you can ask questions and begin to share your experiences safely. The first step can often be the most difficult yet the most empowering.

Sessions last for an hour. Your initial session is offered free of charge to help the biggest step feel a little easier. Sessions are charged at £40 thereafter. A concessionary rate of £35 per session is available for full-time students and trainee counsellors. I believe that therapy should be of the highest quality at an affordable and sustainable price for everyone.

A warm welcome is assured. I am easily accessible in Kendal town centre with the benefit of private parking for the duration of our sessions should you wish to use it.

I am ready to come on your journey as your therapeutic companion and we can tackle the obstacles together until we reach your more peaceful and comfortable destination.

‘It is worth us all remembering that, no journey of the mind is impossible, it's only a matter of navigation.’

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Families, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited