Empathic Counselling
We are all about your Health and Wellbeing
Everyone has different ways to cope with various life experiences. Sometimes you might feel like you're dealing with things really well, but then suddenly your world is turned upside down and you struggle to maintain control. 
It is occasions like this in your life that Empathic Counselling can help you. We allow you to be able to talk freely about what you have gone through, how you are feeling, and try to find a way forward. 
Empathic Counselling offer an impartial, friendly, non-judgemental counsellor who is there solely for you. Someone who has the time to listen to you to help you work through your true emotions and help you uncover the answers you are unable to see alone. Someone who understands how difficult it has been for you and can imagine themselves in your shoes, feel your pain and help you move forward through the emotional turmoil to a happier future. 
Empathic Counselling is someone who accepts you and respects you for who you are unconditionally and who can enable you to reach your ideal goals in life. 

Locations we cover are Carlisle stretching up to Longtown and down to Penrith, accross to west cumbria's Workington and East to Hexham in Northumberland. We have an office in Carlisle centre and other rooms available in other areas.  We also do home counselling if appropriate.  We are still happy to offer our counselling services if you live outside this area, please complete the Contact Us form. 

If you are experiencing any of the following, then our counselling services maybe of help, here are some of the areas we cover: Depression, anxiety, agrophobia, panic disorder, phobias, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, work related stress, substance misuse, health anxiety, eating disorders, self harm, bereavement, relationships and coping.
Kathryne Lamb
Qualified in counselling therapies for over 8 years and based in the Carlisle area.

Member of the BACP and full public liability insurance held.

Mainly counselling using the Person Centred style, intergrating Gestalt, CBT and Solution Focussed Therapies.

My belief is that different styles of counselling suits different people and situations, which is why I prepare a unique counselling style for each person. Counselling is best suited when it is tailored to each individual client depending on their issues and which way the client would feel more comfortable to work through their experiences. 
In the counselling room, you the client, are the most important person and the sessions are your sessions to do and discuss what you want. I am there soley to help you look at the issues closely to see what changes need to happen to help you resolve the issues.

The Counselling Room
We have opened our Counselling Room in Fisher Street Galleries, Carlisle this month, allowing clients to come to us in the centre of the city.  Ideal location close to car parks and all transport links.  This room also offers us the facility to offer evening and weekend appointments.

Mental Health Awareness Week
The Mental Health Foundation has hosted Mental Health Awareness Week in the second week of May since 2000. In previous years the week has focused on how mindfulness, anxiety, sleep deprivation and relationships can impact our mental health. In 2017 the theme will be ‘surviving to thriving’. 
Too many of us experience daily life as a battle. Emotionally, our heads are only just above water. Holding onto our jobs, managing our family life, paying our bills sometimes threaten to overwhelm us. 
Increasing numbers of us have accepted that experiencing high levels of anxiety, stress and depression are the price we have to pay for keeping our lives on track. But this Mental Health Awareness Week, we want to set out the real scale and cost of being stuck on survive, to our health, relationships and future options. We want to outline to both policy makers and individuals the practical steps we can take to build a mentally healthy country. 
This year, join us on 8-14 May and help prompt a national conversation about what we can do as communities, schools, families and individuals to move from survive to thrive. 
For more information and to register for updates visit: 
Mental Health Awareness Week
The Counselling Process
Counselling often requires you to discuss upsetting emotions and painful memories. Bringing up these thoughts can feel difficult to start with and, initially, you may feel worse. This process is necessary to move forward and in time, you should start to feel better. 
To get the most from your counselling sessions you should aim to make them consistent. Some sessions will feel more helpful than others, but it is important to realise that everything your counsellor is doing is designed to help you in the long run, even if it doesn't feel like it in the beginning. 
It is also worth remembering that counselling is not a quick fix and that your counsellor will not be able to tell you what to do. The counselling process requires a strong relationship between you and your counsellor and a degree of effort on your part - together these two elements create a successful method to help you resolve your issues.
Want to know more? You can contact us by this form.
My Fees are £40 per hour (reduced first session £30) 
Payable in cash or by cheque in advance. 
I understand life can be busy and appointments sometimes need to change, if you need to change your appointment please contact me as soon as possible. If you do have to cancel on the day or miss an appointment there will be a 50% charge payable (£20).


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Telephone : 07868 736593