The Barn: personalised healing & life coaching for individuals and couples

Give Yourself Space. Find release from depression, anxiety, ptsd, relationship difficulties... and see your future with fresh eyes


A place for you to rest and reflect, free from pressure. Be looked after, walk in beautiful countryside, spend time with someone who will listen and help make sense of things that are happening in your life.
Your retreat is tailored to suit you: relaxed, intermediate, or a truly intensive full programme which may include counselling, meditation, relaxation, visualisation, emotional release and healing, developing your thinking skills, exploring creativity, even looking at your future differently...
Meals are vegetarian or vegan, freshly prepared from ingredients that are organic and locally sourced where possible.
See website for details, and do get in touch!

Intensive retreat

We help you to explore your life, become free of painful past experiences, understand and release emotion, and learn to question unhelpful thoughts and beliefs.

Through this process, which includes learning meditation, you will learn to enjoy being in the present moment, with the calmness and clarity that this brings.

It’s about getting in touch with the fact that your true self is greater than your thoughts, feelings, beliefs and stories, and discovering that you have more choices.

Includes: 5 nights. Two 90-minute sessions a day, and a shorter evening session. 2 follow-up sessions by phone or skype.

Intensive retreat

Intermediate retreat

The intermediate retreat suits you if the full intensive retreat is not needed. Do get in touch so we can see if this is the case and how we can best assist you in your journey.

Intermediate retreat

Relaxed retreat

With the relaxed retreat, you will have space and time to rest, relax and be looked after. You can take walks by the sea or in Mabie forest, which is a short drive from here. You can enjoy our peaceful garden, sit in the sunroom or by the woodburning stove in the cozy sitting room, and read, draw or listen to music. In the evenings you may wish to join us for meditation.

Relaxed retreat

Opening Times and Prices

1) Intense retreats: £750 for 5 nights. We also offer 3-4 night retreats. And you can add extra days for relaxation if you wish, at £60/day. 2) Relaxed retreats: £60/day. Accommodation and all meals. Use of living spaces and garden. You may want to join us for meditation in the evening. 3) Intermediate retreats: £90-120/day. 4) Couples retreats: 3 nights (£700). Extra nights, without sessions, can be added at £100 per night. Prices are per couple.

Directions and Travel

Glasgow – Kirkbean: 90 miles by car (1h45m). Train to Dumfries 1h45m.

Edinburgh – Kirkbean: 90 miles by car (2h15m). Train to Dumfries 3 hours.

Carlisle – Kirkbean: 45 miles by car (1h10m). Train to Dumfries 35 min.

Newcastle – Kirkbean: 100 miles by car (2h10m). Train to Dumfries 2h30m.

London – Kirkbean: 350 miles by car (6h). Train to Dumfries 5h.

Once in Dumfries train station, walk or bus to Loreburne Centre (12min), bus 372 to Kirkbean (25min), 100 metres to "The Barn". Our track is on right side of main road as you come from Dumfries.

Retreat Features and Activities

AnxietyCounsellingDepressionHealingMeditationNaturePersonal DevelopmentRelationshipsSelf DiscoveryStress Management

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