south manchester centre for psychotherapy



The south manchester centre for psychotherapy

is based in Heaton Moor, South Manchester and was established in 1991 by Carol Lucas B.Ed Hons (Cantab) Certified Transactional Analyst and fully qualified Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst with clinical specialism in psychotherapy. smcp is open from 9.00am to 9.30pm every day of the week.

smcp is a purpose built centre of excellence in the Stockport / South 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.

smcp is committed to quality, accountability and absolute regard for others. All information and prices are transparently advertised and represent good value for money as well as being directly in line with qualifications and experience.

Carol Lucas responds to all website enquiries within 24 hours - you will not be left waiting for a response.

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

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.

We offer a warm welcome to everyone.

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Psychotherapy and Counselling

All Counsellors and Psychotherapists are registered with a professional organisation and those who are members of The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and or The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy are also recommended by the Professional Standards Authority - a Government body that oversees professional registers.

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

Some feedback from the June 2016 101 course:

''Carol is very dynamic and engaging. There was a good use of examples and she was excellent at including all members of the group in relevant and timely discussion. Very natural and fluid. Inspiring teaching.''

''Very clear and easy to understand - excellent delivery and fun.''

''Very good communicator and excellent listener - everyone was made to feel welcome.''

''Sets a very relaxed and comfortable tone and environment. Very clear when explaining things''

''Very easy to talk to / approach and made me feel at ease straight away. Plenty of opportunity for discussion. Clear teaching method, everyone had the opportunity to be involved if they wanted to. ''

''The level was perfect and very well organised.''/Q>

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Psychotherapy and Counselling Training 2016-17

smcp is an independent psychotherapy and counselling training organisation and a registered training establishment with UKATA. This means that smcp has passed the monitoring of standards process. smcp meets all British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) standards and post-graduate requirements and training standards determined by The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) HIPC section.

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

Applications for the September 2017 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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