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About us

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:

MST Therapy

Improving your Evidence Resources

Management Training

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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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Additional information

When we work

Face to face appointment in the Evening and on weekends.

Further information

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.

Mothers Against Violence, Claremont Centre, 2 Jarvis Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M15 5FS

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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