Welcome to MCTC Events

Welcome to MCTC Events a part of Macclesfield Counselling and Training Centre, a counselling and Training Organisation based in Macclesfield, South Manchester, Cheshire.

As an innovative Northwest Based Counselling and Training Service, we aim to offer a professional, ethical and affordable Counselling service which can be accessed quickly and privately, and which will not compromise on the quality or the experience of your counselling relationship.

We offer counselling for individuals, couples, young people and adolescents, with many of our referrals contacting us directly, whilst also working successfully with a number of national organisations wishing to enlist the services of our counsellors.

In addition to our counselling service, we have been providing an extensive, up to date and evolving Continuing Professional Development Service for Qualified and Students Counsellors, wishing to enhance their practice and knowledge by gaining invaluable skills and experience.

All our trainers and speakers are highly experienced professionals and share a continuing passion for enhancing the practice of other helping professionals, by sharing their wealth of knowledge and experience, and importantly providing a relaxed and enjoyable forum for learning.

Due to the success and demand for our Continuing Professional Development training programme, it seemed like a natural progression to extend our programme Nationwide and to include conferences for a range of helping professionals wishing to access further development and knowledge in the presence of prominent speakers, who specialise in their field.

We hope that you enjoy visiting our site, and also you may wish to browse not only both historic and future events at MCTC, but also find of interest the various developments of our service.

Upcoming Events

Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy Supervision Training | September 10, 2016

Thinking about training to be a supervisor? Not sure quite what model or form of training you would like to embark on, or how you imagine that you would be as a supervisor?

Taking the next step into learning to be a supervisor in order to supervise the practice of other counsellors and psychotherapists can often feel for many individuals a natural evolution and progression into a supervisory role; a role and relationship that often is highly rewarding and inspiring for both the supervisor and supervisee.

By the very nature of some of the core functions of supervision which often involve a managerial, supportive and educational function, it quite naturally requires from the supervisor a higher degree of responsibility, a readiness to learn a new process and a firm grounding and understanding of your core role.

The Certificate in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy Supervision is a 13 day/ 6 unit course undertaken over 7 weekends, in a relaxed and relational learning environment, where facilitating both the required theoretical knowledge and development of the essential core skills, methodology and philosophy is undertaken by qualified and experienced supervisors.

Presented by: Helen Rose: MBACP (Accred.) Therapist, CPD Trainer & Supervisor. BA Hons Coun. PG Cert Supervision. Cert Teaching. EMDR Therapist Level 1 -4.

Helen is co owner of Macclesfield Counselling & Training centre and practices as both a therapist and supervisor with over 15 years experience of working in further education as a tutor and higher education as a university lecture, on a BA Counselling Studies programme. She now dedicates much of her time between co managing Macclesfield Counselling & Training Centre and sharing her professional experience by managing and delivering continual professional development programmes for counsellors and psychotherapists both within the centre and with other organisations.
Presented by: Judith Robertson: MBACP. Counsellor, Supervisor & Diploma Tutor. PG Cert Supervision. Dip Coun. Cert Teaching. NLP Master Practitioner

Judith works as both a Diploma in Counselling Lecturer and in private practice with individuals and couples having trained at Marriage Care in London as a relationship and couples counsellor. Judith has a nursing background having worked for over 20 years as a Macmillan nurse, but currently works as private supervisor, having practised as a counsellor for nearly 20 years and also as a Service Manager within the voluntary sector.

Some key benefits & learning gained from undertaking the Certificate in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy Supervision at Macclesfield Counselling & Training Centre:
Learn a relational, integrative and widely used model of supervision which can be embraced by practitioners from a diverse range of theoretical backgrounds.
A theoretical and experiential skills based course which will enable participants to understand and facilitate the diverse and ethical processes required when practising as either an individual or group supervisor.

A supervision qualification which is undertaken in a professional and relaxed learning forum, facilitated by qualified and experienced counsellors who will help you to grow in confidence and deepen your knowledge of the core foundations into becoming a supervisor.

Date: Delivered over 7 weekends: 80% Attendance required.

Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Unit One: 10th & 11th September 2016
Unit Two: 8th & 9th October 2016
Unit Three: 12th & 13th November 2016
Unit Four: 10th & 11th December 2016
Unit Five: 14th & 15th January 2017
Unit Six: 11th & 12th February 2017

Ending and Graduation day 11th March 2017

Please contact the centre for an application form and course information: www.macclesfieldcounselling.bacp.co.uk
Suitable for: Qualified Practitioners Only.

Price per Delegate
£250.00 deposit and remaining balance can be paid by 7 monthly instalments of £100.00 from commencement of the course

Advanced Certificate in Couples & Relationship Counselling | November 5, 2016

This 4 day, Advanced Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling, continues, both the theoretical, experiential and skills based learning required for individuals whom have completed our Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling course and who wish to extend their practitioner knowledge and learning when practising as a Couples and Relationship Counsellor.

The course follows a CPD format of introducing core relational ruptures and difficulties that the Relationship Counsellor may observe as part of his or her practice and this insight is intended to enhance and expand the practitioners knowledge and skills.

The Advanced Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling CPD Certificate is a progression route  for individuals whom have successfully completed MCTC'S Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling programme or a Relationship Counselling Certificate from an alternative organisation. 

Trainer / Presenter Info

Trainer: Joan Manville. Counsellor, Psychosexual Therapist & Trainer.  Dip Couples Couns. Dip Creative Arts/Therapeutic Process.  Dip Management. Cert Teaching.

Joan Manville has worked as both a Relate Counsellor, Relate Trainer and Training Manager since 1990, and now currently works as a freelance trainer and Training co-ordinator.

4 Day Event

Day 1: Can we Repair After the Affair  

This practical insightful experiential and theoretical master class, offers essential experiential and practical skills training into the different dynamics, concepts and therapeutic skills required when working as a relationship counsellor when part of the partnership is undertaking or undertaken an affair.

A theoretical and experiential master class which will explore the relationship difficulties that couples may be experiencing due to issues related to affair. Areas explored will be communication, developing new rules and boundaries, trust and repair and the use of Fishers re-building theory. Learning will be through lecture, experiential exercises, skills practice and group discussion.

Date: 5th November 2016

Time: 10.00 – 4.00pm

Day 2: A tale of Two Systems. Step Families and 2nd Families and their impact on relationship. CPD for Couples and Relationship Counsellors

This practical insightful experiential and theoretical master class, offers essential experiential and practical skills training into the different dynamics, concepts and therapeutic skills required when working as a relationship counsellor with couples who may be experiencing difficulties with 2nd family issues or step parenting issues.

A theoretical and experiential master class which will explore the relationship difficulties that couples may be experiencing due to issues related to forming new emotional bonds and difficulties when forming a 2nd family or step family. Areas explored will be responsibility issues, who what, where and when. Inclusion and exclusion issues, exploring past and present emotional bonds and different parenting systems, beliefs and values and building a future together as one systems.

Date: 19th November 2016

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Day 3: When you're online are you still mine - Internet Pornography and Relationships

The aim of this day will be to gain a deeper understanding of the potential impact(s) on relationships that the use of internet pornography may have and to help clients within a relationship deal more effectively with this if they feel it is an issue within there relationship.

A theoretical and experiential master class with will explore the key difficulties that may be experienced when part of the partnership is accessing internet pornography. Participants will be able to develop a great understanding of the use of pornographic mediums, develop a greater awareness of different perceptions, statistical trends, awareness of religious and cultural views on the subject of pornography. This master class will enable delegates to enable couples within the counselling relationship to develop skills of reciprocal negotiation and the re-building of trust and resolution of key issues.

Date: 26th November 2016

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Day 4: What’s Love Got To Do With It – Introduction to Psychosexual Therapy.

A one day master class for Individual and Couples and Relationship Counsellors working with clients whose relationships may require a Psychosexual therapy referral.

This master class will help counsellors/therapists work with clients in a sexually focused way. The training will include theoretical input, skills activities/role play, case studies and discussions.

Areas explore will involve an exploration of our Sexual knowledge when working with clients and what do we know or think we know about our bodies?
Attitudes and Gender
Sexual diversity
Types of relationships
Drive and desire
Operant Learning – Impact on our sexual behaviours and consequences
Sexual skills and development - infant, puberty, adult
How our bodies work and respond (inside and outside)
Personal sexual health and possible impact on relationships

Date: 27th November 2016.

Time: 10.00 – 4.00pm

Suitable for

Qualified Practitioners.

Event Capacity



Advanced Certificate:  £360.00 per delegate.

Deposit: £180.00

Course Materials and Advanced Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling, subject to 90% Attendance.

Route 2.  Couples & Relationship Counselling  CPD Days| Commencing November 5th 2016.

For individuals who do not wish to undertake the 4 day Advanced Certificate Programme, can still access any of the individual days on a bespoke basis and gain an individual CPD certificate of 6 hrs per day of your choice.

Individual CPD days: £90.00 per day.

Deposit: £42.50

These dates can be found in our calendar


Registration and tea break refreshments. * Lunch not included.

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