Welcome to The Cumbria Counselling Group


Located throughout Cumbria and in Lancaster, we are a group of experienced therapists who provide one-to-one, couple and group counselling and psychotherapy to help people find a way forward through problems with:

Anxiety • Depression • Feeling Sad • Relationships • Stress • Addiction • Abuse •  and other emotional difficulties.

We are also an approved partner of the national charity GamCare, and provide confidential face to face or online counselling and psychotherapy to anyone experiencing or affected by a gambling problem (see What We Do).

With four different office locations in Cumbria and one in Lancaster,  The Cumbria Counselling Group therapists are only a confidential call or email away.


Joan Elliot


From left to right:

Penrith: Sean Turner T: 01768 210965 – E: imago.therapy@btinternet.com
Ulverston: Amanda O’Brien T: 01229 588757 – E: info@amandaobrien.co.uk
Barrow-in-Furness: Christopher Anderson T:01229 825970  – E: info@christopherandersontherapy.co.uk
Egremont: Richard Mottram T: 01946 823915 – E: rrich.mott@ic24.net
Lancaster: Joan Elliot T: 07967 856 004 – E: joanelliotcounselling@outlook.com



“After 9 years of trying to stop myself from gambling with no professional help I finally took the step of contacting GamCare and arranged to have an assessment and counselling. This was truly the turning point in my long battle with gambling, Just being able to talk to someone outside my own situation who would not judge me for anything I had done was such a relief.
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With their great ideas and advice on how to deal with everything, TCCG made me realise I DID NOT NEED gambling in my life.

Horses had been my source of gambling every single day of my life for the last nine years, but it has now been FOUR MONTHS SINCE I LAST looked at horse racing – let alone lost money betting on them – and I can’t thank my TCCG advisor and GamCare enough for the difference they have made to my life.”

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Types of Therapy Issues

We provide therapy for a range of current and past issues:

Anxiety: loneliness, panic attacks, eating disorders, worry, depression, lethargy

Depression: insomnia, oversleeping, lack of energy or motivation, guilt, worthlessness, suicidal thoughts, self-hate, withdrawal from friends, family and pastimes.

Loss: bereavement, stillbirth, miscarriage, abortion, redundancy, job loss.

Stress: lack of confidence, chronic illness, lethargy, self-harm, anger, jealousy, unhappy relationships, problems at work, depression, suicidal urges.

Trauma: accidents, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). physical, sexual and emotional abuse - past and present.

Addictions/Obsessions: alcohol, computer games, drugs, eating problems, gambling, pornography, spending, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)