Who are we

Mersey Counselling and Therapy Centre (MCTC) is a Charity which provides counselling and support

to people all over the North-West. The offer to heal extends across a range of counselling including support for individuals experiencing stress, anxiety/depression, bereavement, addiction, abuse, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and feelings and many more services.

MCTC's purpose is to help those in need irrespective of their ability to pay. We focus on need and helping individuals regain their inner strength to cope moving forward. Because we want to offer the very best to those most in need, MCTC offers a Service unlike no other. We pride ourselves on short waiting times and tailored counselling, involving no limit on sessions available and 90-minute appointments. We believe this supports our ethos of making counselling accessible and tailored to all.

The demand for Our services continues to grow greater, particularly as other support services for individuals are curtailed. 

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Our story

The Story of MCTC is one of dreams, happenstance and miracles...




MCTC's team of devoted Therapists continues to grow. We currently have almost 20 Therapists who selflessly volunteer their time for a minimum rate of pay to support those most in need. Without their kindness and community spirit our vision wouldn't be possible.

All of Our Therapists are fully qualified and either professionally accredited or actively working towards accreditation. ‘Professional Accreditation’ is a robust and demanding process requiring much reflection and work in order to meet high professional standards set by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Interested in joining Our team?


Meet Our Trustees


In order for MCTC to operate in a fully ethical and appropriate way and to comply with all statutory requirements, the work of MCTC is governed by a board of Trustees who oversee and are responsible for policy, procedure, finance and the general running of the organisation. Our Trustees give freely of their time and expertise and we owe them a great deal.

Dr. Jim O'Donoghue
Founder of 5 Therapy Centres
Clinical Director of
Castlebar Counselling & Therapy Centre

Our Patrons

Our MCTC Patrons generously give us their time and support and often help us to make connections with other organisations or individuals who share our values.
Angela Samata
Woman of the Year 2015
Chair - Survivors of the Bereaved by Suicide
Lord Field of Birkenhead
Former Labour MP for Birkenhead
Founder -
The Birkenhead Social Justice Party



Contact Us

Mersey Counselling and Therapy Centre,

3 Dudley Rd, New Brighton, CH45 9JP

Tel: 0151 639 0400

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