Help through counselling and psychotherapy

Our staff have developed their skills in a broad range of settings, including the NHS and the voluntary sector. Whilst we are not a specialist service, we do have extensive experience in helping people with a wide range of problems.

We offer different forms of counselling and psychotherapy to match an individuals needs, this is assessed at the first appointment with us.

How counselling and psychotherapy can help

All therapy sessions are tailored to the individuals unique needs, and, counselling can help in a variety of ways.

A therapist can assist a client in helping recognise the difficulties that they may be facing. They can offer tools which may help them cope better. Helping clients to understand what might be going on and give them a fresh perspective on situations. 

Our therapists use a range of approaches, some of which are listed below. 

If you would like to know more about how we work, or how we might be able to help you please get in touch with us.


Approaches which our therapists may use

A form of psychotherapy that facilitates personal discovery, healing and emotional health by combining art making and therapeutic dialogue.  The “art” in art therapy is seen as a vehicle of expression. It doesn’t require for you to be an artist or consider yourself good at art.  What it offers is an way of exploring your inner experience & expressing yourself. In addition to a depth understanding of the art process art psychotherapists have skills and experience similar to other therapeutic modalities such as counselling and verbal psychotherapy. Read more about art therapy
Usually short term collaborative work which helps a person to develop new skills and coping mechanisms.  The person learns how to recognise and understand how difficult thoughts and behaviours arise. They can then practise the techniques to manage their feelings and responses more successfully.
Non-directive, focusing on the client’s own values, where the client is regarded as the expert on himself. The client’s self-awareness and sense of self-worth is developed through the relationship with the counsellor. The best way out of difficulties will be one unique to the individual. The work is generally ‘Person Centred’ and will often focus on the whole of the individual’s experiences, thoughts, feelings and actions in the present.  It is a route to self-development and growth.
Exploring patterns in a person’s life and how they are repeating themselves in the present. It examines the emotions which may be keeping us stuck and explores how we might change their influence.  It focuses upon the relationships we have developed with ourselves and others, facilitating new understandings which give us more choice in how we move forward.

Gestalt is a highly positive and practical integrative therapeutic approach. Broadly, Gestalt practitioners help people to focus on their immediate thoughts, feelings and behaviour and to better understand the way they relate to others. This increased awareness can help people to find a new perspective, see the bigger picture and start to effect changes.

A humanistic and holistic therapy. One of its chief distinctions from more traditional Freudian analytical therapy is that it holds we have a “higher” as well as a “lower” unconscious, and that body, mind and feelings are closely connected. Through exploration of all these elements, sometimes through the use of imagery and visualisation, it is possible to understand the patterns that we find ourselves repeating and to move towards uncovering our true potential.
Helps people who are unhappy in their relationship with one another find a way through to better communication. It is not limited to people who are married, but can help in any close relationship. It is about finding common ground and respecting individual difference, enabling better choices to be made and helping people feel more comfortable about their way forward, whatever that might be.
MBCT has been used successfully with people experiencing depression and a range of emotionally stressful situations. It helps us to relate differently to our negative thoughts and feelings. Mindfulness encourages us to develop our willingness to experience life, and our capacity to engage with things that are difficult. It can give us the courage to allow distressing moods, emotions, thoughts and sensations to come and go, without using up our energy to battle against them.
Exploring difficult situations in our lives, with others who share some similar experiences. It can initially be very challenging to be in the group situation as we may already be struggling with feelings of alienation from others or the opposite, feeling too dependent. However, as it is often our experience of the family or social group which has created these difficulties, it is in a group that we may best find a new way of being with others.
An approach which believes in the healing potential of nature-connecting activities, seeing nature itself as co-therapist. Growth and wellbeing are facilitated through contact with those aspects of nature that the client is most drawn to, through activities that reinforce the client’s bonds with the Earth, and by the use of natural metaphors such as the cycle of seasons.


As a BACP accredited counselling service we take our duty of care to clients seriously.

As well as supporting the work of our qualified and experienced therapists in this way, we also provide a safe and professional route for mature trainees.

To maintain standards within the organisation, senior clinicians with qualifications in supervision monitor the work of all our counsellors. 

Clinical placements

If we feel experience and previous work provides appropriate skills, we offer clinical placements to people in their final year of a new training.

Most therapists will, at some point, return to training to build their skills. MCS encourages this through effective supervision and can sometimes offer financial support to extend the service offered.

Clinical placements are voluntary and help us offer our service at a cost matched to peoples circumstances.

If you would like to find out more please get in touch with us.



Our therapists, whatever their level of experience, are committed to their own development which we facilitate, providing opportunities for training and continuing professional development (CPD) within the organisation.

Therapists working for MCS also undertake external trainings to develop further areas of expertise in their work.

Sometimes a client is asked if they are willing for their situation to be discussed with others in a training organisation to help the therapist progress in their studies.

There is never any obligation to agree to this and any discussion would always be anonymous. If acceptable the counsellor will always explain to you what this would involve beforehand.

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