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About us

We are a local charity based in Alforde Street, Widnes and we aim to offer support to those in the Halton area whose lives have been touched by cancer. Patients, carers, friends and family are all welcome to attend the centre and we operate an “open door” policy between 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday We have trained staff and volunteers available between those hours to offer a listening ear, a warm smile and a cuppa. We also offer counselling, complementary therapies and support groups. Along with this we also work with children and young people when an adult in their life has cancer, we do this by offering support sessions in their school.

Training, qualifications & experience

We have lots of experience in supporting people who have been touched by cancer. All of our counsellors and therapists are qualified or working towards qualification and are members of their relevant professional body.

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.

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

Areas of counselling we deal with

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy


Here at The Centre we are able to offer our counselling service free of charge to our service users.

We also offer 6 free of charge holistic therapy sessions to each service user, any sessions after this are charged at £20.

Widnes & Runcorn Cancer Support Group
21-23 Alforde Street

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Monday 10am-3pm and 5pm-7pm and Tuesday to Friday 10am-3pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Widnes And Runcorn Cancer Support Group

Widnes And Runcorn Cancer Support Group