The Manor House Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling

The Manor House Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling

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  • Counselling / advice
  • Education
  • Mental health

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Established in 1985, the Manor House Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (MHCPC) offers a comprehensive accredited Training Programme and a Counselling Service offering low-cost counselling to the local community.

The Counselling Referral Service (CRS) was established to provide affordable counselling for the relief of those in the local community suffering with mental health issues. Since its foundation, the CRS has seen numbers of requests for assessments and referrals increase year upon year. More recently the rate of referrals has more than doubled, and this increase is expected to continue as NHS resources are stretched and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect mental health.

Everyone referred to the CRS undergoes an in-depth assessment with an experienced psychotherapist. The applicant’s emotional needs are carefully considered and their financial resources are addressed and taken into account prior to their being referred to a suitable therapist. 


The MHCPC have established a service in the community for those people affected by reorganisation within the NHS which had resulted in the premature termination of their counselling. We provide psychodynamic counselling for those people for whom Primary Care and Mental Health agencies are unable to offer on-going counselling.

We provide psychodynamic counselling rather than CBT, for those patients in the community for whom the former is deemed more suitable. We provide a counselling service which reduces the waiting lists in the NHS and thus supports patients who would otherwise face joining an unrealistically long waiting list for either short term work (typically 6 sessions) or CBT. A large number of the most vulnerable patients are referred to the Counselling Referral Service from the NHS yet we do not receive any funding from the NHS, although indirectly supporting their service within the Borough of Barnet.

The MHCPC provide low cost counselling aimed at the most vulnerable client groups within our local community who are unemployed, on low income, relying on benefits, or students and wouldn't be able to afford ongoing therapy.

Our comprehensive training programme is accredited by both the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). This training programme promotes personal development and growth whilst supporting communities through the provision of further qualified counsellors providing talking therapy. 

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