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Counselling in Lancaster, Lune Valley and South Cumbria

Towards Oneself

Counselling and Psychotherapy

with Bill Thompson

Discussing your needs

If you would like to explore the possibility of working with me please get in contact by phone or email.  We will arrange a time for an initial confidential telephone discussion.  If appropriate we will then make an appointment for a first session.  The first session is primarily for us to get to know each other: it is an opportunity for you to tell me more about your concerns and circumstances, ask questions and find out more about how I will work with you.  If you wish to proceed we will agree an initial number of sessions and frequency in the light of your immediate needs.  (Typically sessions are 1 hour duration, weekly and agreed in blocks of six.)  Towards the end of a block of sessions we will review progress in order to decide whether to continue for more sessions.

Times and locations

I work flexible hours.  Evening and weekend appointments are available to accommodate work and care commitments.

I work from my home in Gressingham, which is a tranquil rural location in the Lune Valley about 10 miles from Lancaster.

  Bay Horse Cottage, Gressingham,Lancaster, LA2 8LPGressingham is in the Lune Valley between Lancaster and Kirkby Lonsdale,
close to Hornby, Melling, Arkholme, Wray, Tunstall and Whittington
~ Bentham 7 miles; Carnforth 5 miles; Ingleton  10 miles; Kendal 19 miles ~

Alternatively it may be possible to rent a consulting room in Lancaster at a suitable time.

I can also visit you in your own home if you are unable to come to me.  (This is only an option if you can ensure uninterrupted conditions.)

Online (private video conferencing) sessions are also available using Zoom (or Skype).


My basic fee is £35/hour.

However, I recognise that this may put the therapeutic work beyond the reach of some people and am happy to offer reduced fees on an individual basis (please enquire).

Fees may be paid in advance (for several sessions), or at the beginning of each session.

Additional fees are payable to cover costs if I come to you, or if a consulting room is rented.

Contact Information

If you would like to discuss your needs or ask questions please get in touch on 015242 21499

If you would prefer to make initial contact by email my address is:


About initial consultation and arranging sessions