Mothers Against Violence
Mothers Against Violence (MAV) have supported communities in Greater Manchester since 1999. The group was set up by mothers who were committed to changing their community after a string of gun and gang related murders in inner city Manchester. From the outset the group worked at making a positive difference in the community. As a result one of the services created was Active Community Counselling & Emotional Support Service (ACCESS). It is a counselling service lead by a counsellor who has personal experience of murder and violent crime. The project seeks to reach those people who have experienced trauma and loss. MAV know that many people need someone to hear their story, other need someone to sit, walk and talk with them. That is why MAV has created a comfortable friendly environment at the charities local space to provide counselling support. MAV's counselling service has been supported each year since 2010 with funding from many different sources. As a result we are pleased to offer some sessions free to those in need of support but without the financial ability to pay. So if there are limits to your budget please request a referral form with your initial contact. Funding is limited but we will always consider supporting people in the local area in need of support.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Professional Counselling Studies Counselling & Psychotherapy
Diploma in P.C. Counselling
Certificate Mentoring Practices
Triple P Parenting Accreditation & Award in Working with Parents
Also Trained in:
Improving your Evidence Resources
Escape & Parallel Parenting Programme
Certificate in Mental Health, Oldham Hospital Bereavement Service
Certificate in Supporting People with Depression, Oldham Hospital Bereavement Service
Certificate in Professional and Ethical Issues, Oldham Hospital Bereavement Service
Certificate in Bereavement skills, Oldham Hospital Bereavement Service
Member organisations *
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) will be provided as additional service from August 2020. EMDR therapy works by accessing specific parts of a memory (images, cognitions, emotions, and body sensations) and uses bilateral stimulation (e.g., eye movements, auditory, or tactile stimulation) to decrease any disturbances that are attached to the memory.