MCTC is governed by a board of Trustees who oversee and are responsible for policy, procedure, finance and the general running of the organisation.

If you wish to contact the trustees directly please use the form below:

Our Trustees include:

Pat – Chair of Trustees

“I have been involved with MCTC from the beginning and at the initial founding meeting felt very excited by the vision of MCTC treating clients in a timely manner, holistically and according to need and not money. Over the years I have come to realise how very daunting this is but am still excited by it. My background is that of a full time General Practitioner based in Woodchurch for over thirty years. I was a wife for 22 years and am a widow from year 2000. I have two sons now in their thirties. I love reading, cooking, and travel. I enjoy being out with friends whether on a walk, at the cinema or eating out. I am a parishioner of St Anne’s church in Rock Ferry and wake each day trying to be a better person.”


“I was born in London in 1947 and moved up to, what is now Merseyside in 1969. I became involved with a new counselling service set up by the churches in Liverpool ten years later. I trained to be a counsellor and stayed with the organisation until I retired in 2010. During that time I fulfilled several different roles, ending as the Director (Chief Executive). I was asked to be a trustee for MCTC because of my experience in leading a similar counselling service, making and implementing policy, and dealing with Companies House and the Charity Commission. I feel at home with the ethos of MCTC. My interests are gardening, singing in the church choir, history and archaeology, visiting National Trust properties and Historic England ruins!”


“I am a Civil Engineer and have been employed in the higher education sector since 1982. I was appointed as an academic employed by Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) in 2004 and have since become a Programme Leader in the Department of Civil Engineering as well as the Research and Admissions Coordinator for the Faculty. As part of my duties I am responsible for the pastoral care of undergraduates and postgraduates, which includes providing support and signposting to the University Engagement Team/Student Advice and Wellbeing service. I was asked to become a trustee for MCTC due to my experience in supporting students at LJMU. I am married with no children and enjoy gardening, international travel and scuba diving.”



We are delighted have Right Honourable Frank Field MP as our patron. Background information relating to Frank can be found on his website.

Frank Field

We are equally delighted to have Dr Jim O’Donoghue as our patron, founder of 5 therapy centres in Ireland and currently director of Castlebar Counselling and Therapy Centre.

Dr Jim O'Donoghue
Dr Jim O’Donoghue

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