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Bury St Edmunds IP33 & Ipswich IP1
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About us

The social aim of MTCIC is to provide a low cost counselling service for clients - Acorn Counselling Service.  We offer short or long term therapy from trained counsellors who are on placement with us to accrue hours towards their accreditation.  This service is available in Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich.

MTCIC is made up of a team of highly skilled people in the field of mental health who offer Mental Health Consultancy, Psychological Therapies such as Counselling for individuals and young people, either short or long term, Computerised CBT, covering issues surrounding Anxiety and Anger Management and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing).  EMDR helps to relieve distress arising from disturbing and unresolved life experiences.  It is used in the treatment of trauma after accidents or disturbing events and phobias.

Training, qualifications & experience


Sue Jay MBE
is the Founding Director of MTCIC.  She has worked in mental health services within the voluntary sector for 16 years.  She is a trained Psychodynamic Person Centred Counsellor and has a wealth of experience in service delivery and a proven track record which was recognised with the award of an MBE in 2010 for services to Mental Health Care in West Suffolk.

Peter Frewer NCPS (Accred.), MBCAP.

Peter is Managing Director joining our team in September 2022. With a extensive background in counselling and therapy he is an excellent asset to our team; Peter has worked in schools and universities in Cambridge and Suffolk with experience working with children and young people. Peter has experience working in long-term and short-term therapy; Also working within the IAPT 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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

MTCIC offers a range of support to organisations to meet their responsibilities under Health and Safety requirements relating to Mental Health at work.  We will help to put in place good working practices, deliver training to managers, staff and HR Departments and will offer tailor made one-to-one or group sessions.  These sessions will include how to recognise mental ill health and effective ways to support staffs that are suffering, in a way that is of benefit to you both.  We also offer bespoke employee support services that can include counselling,coaching/mentoring and clinical psychological assesments.


Additional information

Acorn low cost Counselling Service - £25 per session

CBT/EMDR Therapy - from £80 per session

MTCIC private Counselling -  from £60 per session

When we work

Monday to Friday with evening appointments

Further information

MTCIC has a range of Counsellors and Life Coaches to whom we are able to match your needs. They can see you face to face at our offices in Bury St Edmunds or Ipswich, work with you on the telephone or by Teams.

All clients are offered an initial consultation with one of our Senior Counsellors to establish the best course of treatment or therapy.

We provide counselling to individuals and young people.

Some of the therapies on offer are Psychodynamic Person Centred, Gestalt, Integrative, Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Focusing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Brief Solution Focused. We also offer Lifespan Integration therapy which works on a deep level to promote rapid healing in adults who were abused or neglected as children, PICT which assists the client to bring about rapid and positive change, Emotional Freedom Technique, an energy therapy rather like acupuncture but without the needles  which can lead to remarkable alterations in the body's energy patterns and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy which teaches clients to follow the inherently intelligent processes of body and mind to promote healing.  It is particuarly helpful in working with the effects of trauma and abuse, emotional pain and limiting belief systems.

Acorn House, 8A Looms Lane, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1HE

The Hub Business Centre, Hubbard Way, 2 Civic Drive, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2QA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)