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 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, agoraphobia, 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.

Our Offerings

We have our office based in Carlisle city centre, next to a car park and close to bus station and train station.  We also offer home visits where necessary.  

what to do next

Give us a call or send an email giving a brief description of the issue and we can arrange a first session.  You will come into our office and we can talk briefly about the areas of concern and put together a plan of what we can do to help.  After this session you will have more of an idea of how we work and if its a comfortable environment for yourself to explore these issues.  You need to feel happy to agree to more sessions which can be booked for whenever you prefer.  We do weekly or fortnightly sessions to start reducing when necessary to 3 weekly or monthly.  1st session we will fill out some paperwork with yourself and discuss the confidentiality agreement.  The 1st session costs £30 and each session thereafter is £40.  we accept bank transfers, paypal or cash, whichever you prefer.  

Kathryne Lamb


Qualified in counselling therapies for over 12 years and based in the Carlisle area.

Member of the BACP and full public liability insurance held.

Mainly counselling using the Person Centred style, integrating 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 solely to help you look at the issues closely to see what changes need to happen to help you resolve the issues.

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