“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”

― Rumi


Every journey starts with the first step

If you are reading this, chances are that you are in a place and time in your life where you are

looking for some support. This can be daunting, even scary at times and it requires a little

brave-heartedness to acknowledge this and take the next step. I want to encourage you to take that

step and make contact.

Here for you
  • I offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, challenges and emotions. This space will help you to find your own understanding of what is going on for you.

  • The aim of my work is for you to find, or reconnect with your resilience and refresh your resourcefulness, through finding meaning in a difficult time.

  • This exploration can be done face-to-face in the comfortable and relaxed atmosphere in a therapy room in Longtown, in North Cumbria, or over the phone.

A little bit about me

I am a trained integrative counsellor and member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling

and Psychotherapy).


Over the years I have found that the person centred approach is the most helpful, to allow me to

work with a wide range of issues and individuals. In addition to my training, I have over 30 years

of experience in mindfulness and contemplative practice. Both this training and practice work well

together to help me deliver a beneficial therapy to my clients.

I am also a volunteer counsellor for the Family Support  Team of  Hospice at Home, Carlisle, Cumbria.

Some of the issues I work with

I can help with

  • loss, grief and bereavement,

  • stress,

  • anxiety and trauma,

  • addiction and substance abuse,

  • low self-esteem and depression,

  • identity,

  • cultural difference,

  • relationship and anger management,

  • spirituality and contemplation.

  • I am trained as a Death Doula and can offer accompanying people in the last phase of their lives.




0772 744 9717


17-19 High Street
CA65UA Longtown, Cumbria



I charge £45 for one hour.

The initial assesment session is @£25.

Concessions are available!


Online counselling

I also offer online or telephone counselling sessions.

Especially in the present circumstance, due to Covid-19 restrictions, online or telphone counselling is the best choice to access support.

If you are interested in working with me in this way and if you have any questions at all, please do get in touch and we can discuss your options.

© 2020 Ralf Bidder