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

Available Spaces: All Seats Reserved

Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling March 2017 | March 4, 2017

EVENT SUMMARY: This practical insightful experiential and theoretical course, offers essential theoretical understanding, experiential and practical skills training into the different dynamics, concepts and therapeutic skills and practice requirements when working within the dynamics of a couples counselling relationship.

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.

DAY 1 EVENT DESCRIPTION: A theoretical and experiential introduction to Relationship & Couples Counselling. This day will explore the relationship fit theory & 3 stage model and attachment styles. Mediums of learning will be through lecture, experiential exercises, skills practice and group discussion.

4th March 2017

10.00 – 4.00pm

SECOND DAY EVENT 2-5: Types of relationships and life stages, recognising relationship assumptions and working with conflict and communication difficulties within the relationship.

DAY 2 EVENT DESCRIPTION: Day 2 involves an exploration of the different types of relationship fits, life stages of relationships and an exploration the assumptions and expectations that couples bring to their relationships. Day 2 will also explore the many different types of family systems and systems theories in couples counselling.

12th March 2017 (Sunday)

10.00am – 4.00pm

THIRD DAY EVENT 3-5: Exploration of Pinch Crunch model. Building on from the previous learning gained from days 1 and 2, day 3 will continue to explore the different mediums for understanding and helping couples to resolve historical conflict whilst enabling the counsellor to understand his or her role in the triad relationship.

DAY 3 EVENT DESCRIPTION: Day 3 will explore through role plays and experiential activities the core skills required to facilitate the couples understanding of how conflict is managed, through exploration of the ‘Pinches and Crunches’ which impact their relationship.

18th March 2017

10.00am – 4.00pm

FOURTH DAY EVENT: 4-5: Working with couples exploring their intimate sexual relationship and how to assess and understand how to make a ‘good’ referral to a psychosexual counsellor. Day 4 will also explore the many myths associated with sexual relationships and explore the counsellors understanding and ease when using different types of sexual references when working with couples.

DAY 4 EVENT DESCRIPTION: This day will enhance your ability to communicate more confidently and increase your ability to talk without embarrassment to couples about their intimate relationship. Importantly this workshop will enable participants whom work with couples to recognise, and explore the dynamics of Primary and Secondary sexual dysfunctions for both male and female clients and develop the ability to make a ‘good referral’ to a sex therapist/psychosexual therapist if needed

1st April 2017

10.00 – 4.00pm

FIFTH DAY EVENT: 5-5. Endings in Couples Counselling, Life stage issues and how to help a couple end their relationship. Day 5 will explore the significance of the counsellor’s role when a couple choose to end their relationship.

DAY 5 EVENT DESCRIPTION: This final day will explore Fishers rebuilding theory, and the different dynamics of how to help a couple amicably end their relationship. This day will also explore the blocks to listening to our partners and the impact of the absence of empathy, attachment theories and maintaining a ‘good enough’ relationship and what happens when a relationship has to end.

8th April 2017

10.00am – 4.00pm

This course is suitable for: Qualified Practitioners.

Learner Assessment

Learner Assessment: In addition to your learning on the course and skills practice, to support your learning and future practice, participants are asked throughout the duration of the course to complete a number of external tasks which are relevant to practicing as a couple and relationship counsellor. These will include a review / research of:

  • Contracts in Couples and Relationship counselling
  • Boundaries
  • Ethical considerations
  • Theoretical approaches

A short book review of your choice.


Pricing: £450.00

Registration and tea break refreshments.
Course Materials and certificate of practice, subject to 90% Attendance.

Delegates subject to successful completion will be awarded 35 hours specialised CPD training in Couples and Relationship Counselling

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