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 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.”


“I have been teaching in the Merseyside area for over 30 years, and have enjoyed the diversity, challenges and opportunities presented. I am currently working with children with medical and mental health needs, which requires a holistic approach to teaching in order to support them. As a supporter and advocate of MCTC from the beginning, both as a volunteer and fundraiser, the holistic and client based philosophy is one I’m passionate about. It is a privilege to be a trustee and part of the team. My interests include spending time with my husband, 3 children and family, singing in a community choir, running, pilates, coffees and chats with friends.”


“I was born on Merseyside but moved away to University in Newcastle at the age of 18. Whilst there I became involved with the chaplaincy and developed an awareness of and a commitment to working with people who have been marginalized/rejected. I worked as a volunteer at a local night shelter for the homeless as well as assisting with the soup run for people on the streets. This led to me moving to London where I worked in a large hostel for male ex offenders/ ex psychiatric patients which specialized in taking in men who had been rejected by other hostels. I then joined the probation service for whom I am still working 38 years later, having worked both in London and Merseyside.  I have found this work very rewarding as I have seen  and played a small part in enabling many  people to tap into their inner resources and turn their lives around for the better. Hence the values and aims of MCTC are very much in keeping with my own personal ones. Outside of work I enjoy walking, sudoku, playing the violin, and listening to music.”


Frank Field
We are delighted have Frank Field as our patron. Background information relating to Frank can be found on his website.
Dr Jim O'Donoghue
Dr Jim O’Donoghue is also one of our patrons, he is the founder of 5 therapy centres in Ireland and currently director of Castlebar Counselling and Therapy Centre.
Angela Samata became our third patron in August 2019. An arts professional, she was Merseyside Woman of the Year 2015 and recently completed her tenure as Chair of the Survivors of the Bereaved by Suicide.

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