Are you looking for support at a difficult time in your life? Wondering whether counselling or psychotherapy might help you on your way towards a happier or more fulfilling future?
The Marple Cross Centre is a community of private therapists offering in a wide range of therapy services.
We can help you decide what might work best for you.
How do I choose a counsellor or therapist?
There are lots of different ways to ‘do’ therapy; what works for one person will not necessarily be right for another. What most therapists will agree on – and it’s backed up by research into ‘what makes therapy work’ – is that the most important thing is the quality of the working relationship you have with your therapist.
If you feel comfortable with a person, and feel that you can talk to them about what’s troubling you, then that’s a good foundation on which to build a strong working alliance. Added to that, you have the reassurance that all of the therapists at Marple Cross are qualified and experienced professionals.
Some therapists may offer a reduced fee (or sometimes free) introductory session so that you and the therapist can learn about each other, and you can find out a bit more about what the therapy will entail … and how you feel about working together.
How do I find a counsellor or therapist?
We offer three helpful services to help you find the right counsellor or therapist for you.
Option 1) Use our interactive online Find a Therapist service…
This service enables you to define what sort of counselling/therapy you may be looking for, and whilst you do you’re presented with details of therapists who match your criteria. Powerful, easy-to-use, and confidential.
Option 2) Flick through our Directory of Registered Therapists…
Presented in alphabetical order, our directory of counsellors and therapists summarises each therapist’s service and practice at the Marple Cross Centre.
Option 3) Contact us…
Tell us what kind of therapies you’re thinking about we’ll do our best to put you in contact with a selection of our qualified & experienced resident therapists who can help you further.
What sort of counselling and therapies are available at The Marple Cross Centre?
The Marple Cross Centre offers counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families and children. There’s no need to get a referral from your GP; just call or email us to request an appointment with whichever therapist you choose. We can usually offer you an appointment within a few days of receiving your call or email.
We have more than 25 therapists registered with us, offering a very wide range of therapeutic approaches including:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Integrative counselling and psychotherapy
- Existential counselling
- Arts-based psychotherapy
- Humanistic counselling
- Clinical Psychology
- Transactional Analysis
- Psychodynamic psychotherapy
- Family systems counselling
- Cognitive Hypnotherapy
- NLP and Hypnotherapy
- Skype and online counselling
What happens when I arrive for a therapy session?
When you arrive at the Marple Cross Centre, please come straight in the front door where you’ll be greeted in Reception by one of the friendly management team. They’ll ask you to sign the Visitor Book (using only your first name or initials if you prefer) and then to take a seat while you wait. Your therapist will meet you in Reception when it’s time for your session, and take you through to one of our private counselling rooms. All of the rooms have sound generators outside, which means conversations inside cannot be overheard.
Marple Cross also offers Reiki and Shiatsu; you can find out more about these on our Complementary Therapy page.
All of the Marple Cross counsellors and psychotherapists are required to be members of at least one of the following professional associations in the counselling and psychotherapy field. Each organisation has its own training and membership requirements and set of ethical guidelines:
- The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
- The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
- The National Counselling Society
- The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
- The British Psychological Society
- The Institute of Transactional Analysis
The hypnotherapists registered with us are members of at least one of the following:
- The International Association of Pure Hypnoanalysis
- The National Council for Hypnotherapy
- The Hypnotherapy Association
- The Association for Professional Hypnosis & Psychotherapy
- The British Institute of Hypnotherapy
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