As the year draws to a close, we thought we’d update you on our 2019.
We have continued to provide over 200 sessions of counselling a month for a wide variety of clients, self-referred or signposted by health professionals, family and friends. Our valued therapists are now over 17 in number, and we continue to maintain our high standards of professionalism. It is thanks to their dedication and hard work that the centre can offer low cost counselling.
2019 saw the launch of “Supporting our Schools”, our mental health initiative funded by the National Lottery. We have engaged with over 10 schools locally in a project where we hope to raise awareness of the importance of looking after our wellbeing and mental health, and making ourselves more resilient for the challenges that life inevitably holds.
Our garden was cleared (thanks Pablo, a huge job!) and after Gabor and Franc had worked their magic, in September it was opened by our new patron Angela Samata. It looks amazing and we’re looking forward to welcoming small groups of local primary and secondary children and engaging with them in a different environment. Many thanks to everyone involved with this.
We’re thrilled to have Angela Samata onboard and look forward to working closely with her in 2020.
Our major fundraising donor Exchange Chambers again came up trumps with their fundraising dinner, but we are looking for a new corporate partner shortly, if you can think of anyone who could help please let us know. Thanks are also due to those individual donors who contribute monthly to our efforts, your care of others is important to the day to day running of the Centre.
As a past or present user of our services, or a supporter or cheerleader, if you feel you can help us out by making a small donation, either regularly or as a one off, please get in touch. We have launched a scheme called 200@20 for 2020, which asks businesses or individuals to donate £20 a month, or as much as you can afford, to help us keep the doors open for others in the future.
MCTC exists to provide support to a range of clients who are unable to access the help they need through the social care system, or are unable to afford to access care independently. The range of care and support offered is extensive and relies on a group of fully professional volunteer counsellors.
Our offer to heal extends across a range of counselling including support for clients experiencing stress, anxiety/depression, bereavement, addiction, abuse, self-harm, suicidal tendencies and many more services.
Our counselling is professional, confidential, accessible and we seek to take you to a point of confidence and independence. We are not driven by how many appointments you are allowed but more by how many you need. We seek to help the person, not administer a case.
MCTC is a registered charity in England and Wales (number 1141804) and registered as a company in England and Wales (number 7560839).