James Pittam Health And Fitness team
James Pittam Health And Fitness team
James Pittam Health And Fitness team

Counselling Penrith: Qualified Psychotherapist & EMDR Specialist

You can now find a counsellor who provides EMDR therapy and is a highly experienced psychotherapist, near you, in Penrith

It is now widely accepted that psychological wellbeing is imperative for our health! Too often, we don’t prioritise this. Mental health issues can have an impact on our daily lives affecting our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Daily worries can develop into longer term problems and seeking professional support can help you move through and beyond these. With Kerry on the James Pittam health & Fitness team, it is even easier to find a counsellor near you in Penrith.

What is Counselling?

Counselling is most often undertaken as a talking therapy. This offers you the space to explore and discuss problems and this is in a safe, confidential environment. Often people want to change aspects of their lives that are causing difficulty. Others may want to spend time exploring thoughts and feelings to understand how they feel.

The role of a counsellor is discrete in our private practice. We do not to tell you what to do, but to work with you. Our person centred counsellor helps you to identify concerns, feelings and issues which may be leading you to feel ‘stuck’. 

Understanding the roots of the cognitive and behavioural difficulties can be critical! Identifying the source of anxiety, depression or low self-esteem is the essential first step. Knowing where they have originated, can be a driver in making the positive change you need.

Kerry, who will be working with you is a trained and experienced psychotherapist. She brings years of experience in counselling and as a psychotherapist working with a range of issues. Her experience will help you unravel the range of difficult thoughts that are holding you back.

Therapy is tailored to your individual needs. There will be an initial assessment by your Counsellor. Only then will she advise on the treatment plan. As part of the plan she will suggest an appropriate number of sessions to facilitate your recovery.

What is Counselling? The role of a counsellor is to work in a non-judgemental and supportive way, giving you the protected space to explore your feelings and emotions and identify areas of change and goals

What are the benefits of Counselling?

  • Being heard in a non-judgemental environment
  • Protected time for you
  • Self-awareness
  • Normalising emotions
  • Feeling less isolated
  • Learning coping strategies
  • Relief from symptoms
  • Better expression of emotions
  • Increased confidence
  • Improvement in self-esteem
  • Self-acceptance
  • Being able to manage stress, anxiety and depression
  • Conflict resolution
  • Improvement in relationships
  • Addressing psychological health can benefit physical health

Examples of issues where seeing a counsellor is effective:

  •  Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Sleep Problems
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Motivation
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Pain
  • Phobias
  • OCD
  • Health Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety

EMDR Therapy in Penrith

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy., and has proven to be effective in treating trauma. The therapy is recommended by the UK’s National Institute of Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE) for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

When we experience traumatic events, we can relive the distressing thoughts and feelings involved and can feel stuck or helpless.

An EMDR therapist aims to help ‘process’ these memories and reduce the impact. We can’t change what has happened, but we can change how we react to those incidents.

EMDR trauma therapy is very effective for the following:

  • Childhood abuse/neglect
  • Assault
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Surgical trauma
  • War related experiences
  • Work related experiences
  • Stress, depression, anxiety
  • Obsessive, compulsive disorder
  • Phobias
  • Performance anxiety
  • Motivation

Why choose James Pittam Counselling Services in Penrith?

Our specialist in counselling and psychotherapy brings a wealth of experience to Cumbria and can tailor therapy to your individual need. We are pleased to be able to make this service available at Penrith Leisure Centre.

Kerry has the qualifications and experience to understand you as an individual. This is true for short term therapy to address worries or stress. Kerry's experience also gives her great insight into longer term therapy. She is a registered member of UKCP (link) and the EMDR Association (link).

This is a great fit for cases involving trauma or long term health conditions. She will work with you to identify problems, to resolve these and to move towards your psychological goals. 

Physiotherapy in Penrith

Are you looking for physiotherapy in Penrith, or close to home, near the Eden Valley? The expert team at James Pittam works with you to get you back on the road to recovery following a sports injury, to help improve mobility or reduce long term pain. All of our team is registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

1-1 Personal Training

We recognise that every client is individual, and we know that every client requires a bespoke programme to achieve their goals. It's not just about choosing a male or female Personal Trainer for the gym, but having the right consultant for you through your entire programme of health and fitness development. This includes your training inside and outside of the gym, your diet, your lifestyle and all support services to ensure that you are in full health.

Chiropodist & Podiatrist Service Penrith

Our feet work hard for us, but sometimes an injury can cause us discomfort, prevent us from playing sport, or take us out of training for a while. As foot specialists in Cumbria and the Lake District, we’re proud to offer services that will keep your feet fit or get them back into training quickly and, more importantly, safely. Podiatrists, formerly known as a Chiropodists, offers services to make that happen and get you back on your feet.

  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • CIMSPA Member
  • Sports Therapy Association
  • BANT Member
  • Zest3life Health Coach
  • CNHC Member
  • FHT Member
  • Lorisian Approved Supplier
  • HCPC Member
  • The College of Podiatry