Get Involved

If you feel you would like to support the work of Marches Counselling Service there are many ways to get involved.

Become a professional associate

Individuals providing counselling or psychotherapy within the community who wish to become part of a local network for mutual support are invited to apply and can become involved in various activities. Membership fee at present is set at £50 per annum. This entitles you attend various meetings free of charge, and reduced fees for workshops, supervision and therapy.

Professional Development Group

Free bi-monthly meetings facilitated by members for focused clinical discussion

Training

Attendance at MCS workshops for a reduced fee

Group Supervision

Fortnightly meetings for two hours in groups of four with a qualified supervisor to meet BACP standards (£40 monthly)

Personal Group Therapy

An opportunity to consider how life and work is impacting upon us with a qualified group analyst (block fee for 6 sessions – £100)

Peer Group Support Network

An opportunity to think about the development of counselling within the community at MCS business meetings

Research

An opportunity to discuss and engage in projects which provide an evidence base for your work

Become a volunteer

If this is a service that you feel should be available and you have time and energy to spare, then why not consider becoming a volunteer for MCS

As a charity we would welcome assistance from appropriately experienced people, or those who are happy to learn as they go along.  Whether you have regular time which you could offer, or specialist skills and a day or two to spare, please contact us to discuss the possibilities

As a trustee you could contribute to the overall management and development of the service.  We welcome enquiries from anyone with skills to offer, who shares our belief in the value of therapy.

As an assistant administrator you can become involved in monitoring and evaluating the service.  The main requirements are enthusiasm and creativity, with an ability to attend to detail.  We are always open to new ideas which can improve our service and especially welcome those with a background in I.T.  or finance.

Perhaps your interests lie in the area of public relations or fund raising. As a volunteer with skills in these areas you could be an invaluable member of our team.  We have quarterly meetings which focus on raising our profile in the community and bringing in the funding which enables us to offer support to those in more difficult circumstances.

If you are a counsellor working toward accreditation, or in your final year of training and have additional life experience, then we may be able to offer you a clinical placement.  These places are generally over-subscribed, so if you are interested then do contact us to discuss the situation.

Hire a room

We have four good quality rooms which can be hired by qualified counsellors or others working in similar fields.

Our rooms

Rooms 1 & 2 are two person counselling rooms.

Room 3 is suitable for couple or family therapy.

Room 4 is a group / meeting room which can hold up to 20 people.

There is a small kitchen area and toilets are available on the first floor.

Room Rates

Room

Hourly

Half Day

(4 hrs am or pm)

Full Day

(8 hours)

Room 1

£6.00

£20.00

£40.00

Room 2

£6.00

£20.00

£40.00

Room 3

£8.00

£24.00

£48.00

Room 4

£10.00

£35.00

£60.00

Discounts: Block booking monthly in advance 10% discount

Key Deposit: Please note that there is a deposit of £20 for keys

Security

You will need to make sure you arrive in time before your client or group and ask them not to arrive early. Security is important. We have close circuit TV so that you can check who is at the door. Please do not let anyone into the building that you are not expecting. For the safety of other users we ask that only people who you will be seeing use the waiting area. Friends or relatives who accompany them should be asked to return later at the time they will be leaving

Conditions of Hire

  • Single bookings paid in advance, repeat bookings invoiced monthly.
  • Access doors should be kept locked and the security system used.
  • Rooms must be left clean & tidy.
  • All lights and heaters to be turned off on departure.
  • Keys must be returned within 5 working days of a single booking.
  • Refreshments not supplied, but kettles and crockery available.
  • Any damage or breakages must be paid for.
  • Marches Counselling Service cannot accept any liability for damage caused to persons or property whilst on the premises. We require a copy of your professional indemnity insurance if you are seeing clients.

Find out more

To find out more about becoming a professional associate, volunteering or room bookings, please get in touch.

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