Mercure Counselling & Training Alliance

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Anne Thompson Dip Couns MBACP Accred Graham Francis MBACP
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Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8DA
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This professional is available for new clients.

About us

Mercure Counselling and Training Alliance (MCTA) are an organisational member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

We are a registered community interest company based in Wantage, South Oxfordshire offering affordable counselling and delivering counselling training.

Our counsellors work from our therapy rooms in Wantage Oxfordshire, offering affordable talking therapies to the people of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and  Wiltshire in a safe, non judgemental space. 
Please note:  Clients can arrange sessions with our team of qualified practitioners if they wish.

For more information about our counselling service please contact or call 07840 725975 to book a free 15 minute consultation.

The training branch of Mercure CTA offer a Foundation Certificate in Counselling & Listening Skills (6 weekend blocks).  The course is open to students to improve communication skills and offers the opportunity to take the first steps towards a professional counselling qualification.

Our Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling runs over 3 years part-time, comprising of nine weekend blocks (approximately 1 per month during the
school academic year).  This three year training programme prepares students for a professional qualification in counselling .  As part of this course, all students are required to undertake 100 hours of clinical practice.  This enables us to offer our local community affordable counselling with one of our fully supervised counsellors in training. 

Training, qualifications & experience

All of our team of qualified counsellors are members of an appropriate governing body; and all of our counsellors in training are fully supervised and working towards their Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

With eight years of experience delivering training at diploma level our team comprises of Lead Trainers and Guest Trainers who are experts in their field of counselling and psychotherapy.

Anne Thompson - BACP Accredited Counsellor and Lead Trainer at MCTA. She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling from the University of Oxford, a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, a Diploma in Supervision from Institute of Group Analysis & Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching & Mentoring Practice from Oxford Brookes University.

Graham Francis - BACP Registered Counsellor and Lead Trainer at MCTA. He holds a postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis obtained at the Psychosynthesis Trust in London. He has also trained as a supervisor and completed the foundation course with the Oxford Institute of Group Analysis. 

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

If you are a registered/qualified therapist looking for tranquil, relaxing space to rent in South Oxfordshire, please get in touch. 

Mercure Counselling & Training Alliance, 14 Newbury Street, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8DA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Mercure Counselling & Training Alliance
Mercure Counselling & Training Alliance