south manchester centre for psychotherapy



The south manchester centre for psychotherapy

is based in Heaton Moor, Stockport, Cheshire and was established in 1991 by Carol Lucas and is open from 9.00am to 9.30pm every day of the week.

Psychotherapy, counselling and supervision take place Monday to Friday and the psychotherapy and counselling training programmes take place Saturdays and Sundays.

smcp is a purpose built centre of excellence in the Manchester area and is situated on a private road just off Heaton Moor Road away from any noise. Heaton Moor is a leafy suburb of South Manchester with good public transport links and either free or cheap parking facilities close by.

There are nine therapy / training / meeting rooms at ground floor and first floor levels. The physical environment is maintained to a high standard at all times.

smcp responds to all website enquiries within 24 hours.

smcp is committed to quality, accountability and absolute regard for others. We offer a warm welcome to everyone.


Psychotherapy and Counselling

Appointment times are available for individuals, couples, groups and families. Psychotherapy and Counselling are available at variable rates depending upon the qualifications and experience of the practitioner.

smcp has a low cost clinic for those who are low waged, unemployed or are students.

For full details please click here

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Understanding Human Personality Two Day Course - open access

This is a fully accredited two day introduction to Psychotherapy and Transactional Analysis theory. It offers a simple, yet profound way to think about our own personality and the relationships that we form with others.

Next dates for the introductory course at smcp

This Two Day Course also serves as an introduction to the main psychotherapy training programme.

For full details please click here

''I always find Carol inspiring and she is generous with her skills and knowledge. The days are well structured, with clear boundaries and yet she creates a relaxed and enjoyable learning environment. She helps everyone feel important and all questions are responded to in a warm, sensitive and comprehensive way. smcp is light, quiet and spacious and I love all aspects of the training'' CB


Psychotherapy and Counselling Training 2016-17

smcp is a registered training establishment with the United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA). This means that smcp has passed the monitoring of standards process. This process checks that smcp meets all post-graduate requirements and training standards determined by The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). The training can also lead to registration with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Many Psychotherapists and Counsellors who have previously completed their training at smcp and have met all UKCP and BACP criteria are now practising psychotherapists and counsellors on BACP and UKCP national registers.

Applications for the September 2016 psychotherapy training programme are now being accepted

For full details of the smcp fully accredited training programme - please click here

Courses at smcp offer great flexibility and can be attended by those in full time employment and those with family commitments.


''I have a masters in psychology and thought this course might not stretch me enough but..........Carol Lucas was friendly, professional, engaging, funny and highly motivational. The days were full of interesting pieces of theory and exploratory exercises that made absolute sense to me - I liked the structure and focus blended with a relaxing and enjoyable approach - fantastic and I am to continue.''

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Psychotherapists and counsellors working at smcp are carefully vetted and have undergone an average of eight years training within the psychotherapeutic and counselling fields beyond their university and professional education. They have to meet all criteria, in line with professional registration, for practising at smcp.


Contact Carol Lucas at smcp

6a Moor Top Place
Heaton Moor


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