Get Involved

Welcome to Marches Counselling Service (MCS), there are several ways to get involved with our charity, from board membership to professional associate membership.

Read on to find out more about how you might get involved with us.

If this is something that appeals, we would love to hear from you.

MCS is a membership-based organisation and there are several different membership types which are highlighted below.

All our members have voting rights at our Annual General Meeting and are also invited to attend our Quarterly Business Meetings and contribute to the growth and development of our charity.

Different types of membership include:

Board membership: These are those who voluntarily give their time to manage the overall finance and development of the service as Directors of the Company Limited by Guarantee and Trustees of the Charity.   

Staff members: These are people who provide a service to the organisation which may be clinical or administrative. They may be paid at a sessional rate or offer their services on a voluntary basis, often on clinical placement from their training organisations.

Professional Associate members (PAMs): This group are already working clinically, independently of MCS. They can join MCS by paying an annual fee and can get involved in the development of the charity. PAMs also benefit by attending free CPD sessions and having a reduction in fees for other services such as supervision and study days.

Community members (Friends): People who share an interest in mental health and therapy, whether employees of other agencies, past clients, or simply members of the public willing to give some time to us in whatever capacity they can. 

We send out regular newsletters to keep our members updated. 

For more information on any of the above listed ways to get involved with us please get in touch.


Professional Associate Membership Opportunities (PAMs)

professional development groups

Professional Development (CPD) Group

Free quarterly meetings facilitated by members for focused clinical discussion.


Attendance at MCS organised workshops and study days for a reduced fee.

group supervision

Group Supervision

Fortnightly meetings for two hours in groups of four with a qualified supervisor to meet BACP standards.

Personal Group Therapy

An opportunity to consider how life and work is impacting upon us with a qualified group analyst.

peer group support network

Peer Group Support Network

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


An opportunity to discuss and engage in projects which provide an evidence base for your work. For more information about research read MCS research statement

Volunteering with us

Volunteering with us could take several different forms as we have described above with the information on the different types of membership. 

We welcome help from suitably 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 half day or more to spare, please get in touch and we will be happy to talk with you about what might be possible.

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