B.Ed Hons (Cantab)
Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA)
Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (TSTA) with psychotherapy speciality.
Qualified membership with the:
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and
United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis
Carol Lucas is the owner and Director of The south manchester centre for psychotherapy which she established in 1991.
Carol Lucas was Chair of the Training Standards Committee (TSC) for The United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA) from January 2011 to April 2016. TSC determines and helps maintain training standards within the United Kingdom for TA training within UKATA.
Hayley is a Certified Transactional Analyst, Provisional Supervising and Training Analyst, and UKCP registered psychotherapist. She has an MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, where the academic focus was on developing Transactional Analysis in outdoor settings. Hayley is a trainer on the smcp psychotherapy training programme.
Working at smcp since 2008
Judith has completed 4 years of advanced clinical psychotherapy training at The Berne Institute. Judith has a counselling certificate and a foundation certificate in TA.
She has 27 years experience teaching in secondary education and was Head of Department as well as Head of Year. She has experience in working with both adults and adolescents.
Working at smcp since 2014
Nigel has over 25 years experience in psychological wellbeing in both the NHS and private practice. Registered Member MBACP.
UKATA TA Dip. RMN. RGN. Counselling, Psychotherapy and Coaching
Working at smcp since 2008
Val Walton has been practising as a psychotherapist using Transactional Analysis (TA) in Oldham and at smcp since 2008.
Val works with: Individuals, Couples & Groups, Low Mood & Anger, Anxiety, Panic, Stress, Confidence, Bereavement and Loss.
Working at smcp since 2012
Damien Diamond has been practising Transactional Analysis (TA) Psychotherapy at smcp since 2012. He has many years experience in the field of mental health, working with clients across many sectors.
Working at smcp since 2015
Clare works as a therapist and uses Transactional Analysis.
She also specialises in Hypnotherapy, NLP and Mindfulness and can use each modality or a combination of all three therapies - this is dependent on client needs and preferences.
Working at smcp since 2017
I have just finished 4 years advanced training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy & counselling. In a previous life I worked for over 30 years in main stream education as an English teacher, Head of Drama and Trainee Teacher Mentor. Since retiring from teaching I have worked as a voluntary therapist at Place2Be with primary school children; at Trafford Carers working with Adults caring for dependants; and at Stockport Women’s Centre working with Women who have experienced anxiety, stress and trauma.
I have also trained in outdoor therapy and do take clients outdoors after an indoor assessment and agreed terms.
Working at smcp since 2018
Hello, I am a therapeutic counsellor and a registered member of the BACP.
I offer both long and short term therapy for a wide range of issues through an integrated approach using Transactional Analysis and Compassion Focussed Therapy.
I work with individuals, assisting them to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and make changes where they want to, enabling them to flourish and get the most out of life.
Working at smcp since 2020
Emma Palmer started practising counselling and psychotherapy in 2009. She has a Certificate in Person Centred Counselling Skills and has completed 4 years of Transactional Analysis Training and has achieved her Certificate award.
Emma has experience in working with both individuals and couples.
Working at smcp since 2021
Attending Integrative TA Psychotherapy Course, Manchester 2021
Foundation Program Certificate in Transactional Analysis, The Berne Institute, Nottingham 2021
Neuro-Linguistic Programming 101 Certificate, Raglan, New Zealand 2020
Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate, ELAN Training 2019
Member Royal College of General Practitioners, 2015
MBChB, University of Manchester 2010
BSC Sport and Exercise Science (Intercalated), Loughborough University 2009
UKATA registered trainee member
I am a GMC registered medical practitioner.