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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling we deal with
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.