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We provide a range of services to meet your individual needs, be it from a company wanting help to implement good HR processes around mental health issues, to an individual requiring personal support.


Mental Health Consultancy

MTCIC offers a range of support to organisations to meet their responsibilities under Health & 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 assessments.

For an initial conversation about your needs and our pricing structure please contact Sue Jay for more information sue.jay@mtcic.org.uk

Psychological Therapies

We provide a range of therapies which are designed to offer support and treatment for a wide variety of conditions such as; Anxiety , Depression, Stress, Addiction, Eating Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Fears and Phobia’s, Bereavement, Relationship Issues, Family Crisis , Trauma or Anger Management. We also offer support to people with complex needs.

You may also want to use our therapies for your own personal development.


Clinical Psychologist Sessions
Dr Ian Mallandain offers a range of psychological techniques and treatments to help clients with physical or mental disorders. He particularly works with anxiety, stress and the after effects of trauma. In addition he is able to work with people with more complex needs giving them the strategies to manage their difficulties.


We have a range of Counsellors and Life Coaches to whom we are able to match your needs. They can see you at this time by telephone and video calling.

All clients are offered an initial assessment to establish the best course of treatment or therapy.

We provide therapy to individuals, young people or couples.

Some of the therapies on offer are:-

Psychodynamic Person Centred, Gestalt, Integrative, Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Focusing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Brief Solution Focused, EMDR, CfD and DIT therapies.  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.

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Computerised CBT

MTCIC offer supported computerised Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Why do you need support? Research shows that this form of treatment for depression and anxiety is more effective if it is delivered in a supportive way. MTCIC will assist you through the sessions, be there as a back- up if things get tough and will be able to offer additional advice and support if required

To book an appointment or to find out more, please contact us


Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing resolves symptoms from disturbing and unresolved life experiences. When someone witnesses or experiences a distressing event it sometimes happens that they are unable to process the experience. This can result in the memory of the experience being held in the brain in such a way that recalling the memory causes a detailed re-experiencing of the event which can add to the trauma. It can be experienced as if the event is happening again. Sometimes people will work hard to avoid thinking about the experience, for example by avoiding places or events which might remind them, so as to reduce the chance of unpleasant memories visiting them.

It has been found that alternating left/right stimulation of the brain, either by moving the eyes from side to side, tapping alternate sides of the body or listening to sounds presented to alternate ears can help to unblock the memory allowing the brain to reprocess it. This allows the memory to be re-filed in a way which helps to separate it from the intense emotions and other sensations that it used to trigger.

The technique has been found to be effective in a wide range of traumatic experiences for example war, terrorism, sexual or physical abuse, natural disasters and accidents. It removes painful memories by behavioural techniques. It is used in the treatment of trauma after accidents or disturbing events and phobias.

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Group Work - Currently Unavailable

We offer personal development though group work. This can be a cost effective way to learn more about you, deal with issues such as anxiety or anger with the support of others embarking on the same journey. Groups are facilitated by two trained professionals and are run over a 6 to 8 week programme. We offer small groups so everyone is able to participate and get the most out of them.

Working with Lindy Wheeler we offer the "Human Tool Box" programme as training for professionals to use within their work and to individuals to learn "tools" to cope and recover from their emotional distress

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Training and Lectures - Currently Unavailable

Throughout the year, we offer a series of stand-alone lecture demonstrations that are suitable for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and for general public interest. Many of these lectures are followed up with further training opportunities.

Our 2 hour lectures will be offered in both Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich at either Acorn House, 8a Looms Lane, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1HE

Tickets are priced at £15 and CPD certificates will be presented on the night. To book your place for any of our lectures, please contact Sue Jay on 01284 750096, email: info@mtcic.org.uk, or use the booking link on the website.

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Business Training and Workshops

We offer the following 2 hour workshops at a standard rate of £400 + VAT......

Mental Health in the Workplace

Course Summary

This is a 2 hour workshop facilitated by 2 trainers in which staff will explore relevant and real secenarios relating to Mental Health in the Workplace.  The course will look at the current facts about mental health including stigma issues, the employer's and employee's responsibilities and how it achieves the best outcomes for the sufferer and the organisation.  The workshop looks at what helps or hinders the mental wellbeing of people who work within the organisation, develop skills in recognition of mental ill health and give tools in understanding and improving mental health in the workplace.

On Completion

Staff will have a greater awareness of the importance of early recognition of mental ill health

Have tools and techniques to better support and manage staff that are experiencing a mental health illness

Know what constitutes and creates a healthier workplace

Staff will receive hard copy information of the course content for future reference and  certificates of attendance for CPD if required.

How to Manage Work Related Stress

Course Summary

This is a two hour workshop facilitated by two trainers in which staff will explore relevant and real scenarios relating to work related stress. The course will cover:-

· What actually is stress? Getting a common understanding – dispelling the myths

What are our individual stressors?

Perception–fantasy vs. reality. How we see the world around us.

What could we put in place to help reduce our feelings of stress?

On Completion

Staff will have a greater awareness of the importance of early recognition of stress in the workplace.

Have tools and techniques to better support themselves and others

Staff will receive hard copy information of the course content for future reference and certificates of attendance for CPD if required.

Anger in the workplace "The Red Mist"

Course Summary




This is a two hour workshop facilitated by two trainers in which staff will explore relevant and real scenarios relating to Anger. The course will look at the facts about Anger as an emotion. Why do people get angry and why do we get angry too. The workshop looks at how we could deal with other people’s anger, especially when directed at us.

On Completion

Staff will have a greater awareness of triggers relating to anger and some tools and  techniques to defuse angry situations

Staff will receive hard copy information of the course content for future reference and    certificates of attendance for CPD if required.

We can also provide all day workshops at £1200 per day.  Please contact us for further details

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Acorn Counselling Service

For Clients...

Acorn Counselling Service is a low cost counselling service offering personal and confidential support from trained counsellors who are on placement with us to accrue hours towards their accreditation.

We offer personal and confidential support from trained counsellors. They will provide an opportunity to talk about various issues such as relationship problems, family difficulties, personal crises or bereavement.

Counselling involves exploring your feelings, challenging your thinking and behaviour’s in order to take responsibility for yourselves and effect change. The process will help to build self-esteem and aid in your ability to communicate more effectively with others.

Sessions are recommended weekly and last for 50 minutes. The initial assessment is free and there is a fee of £25 per session with the opportunity for short or long term therapy. We do also sometimes have reduced cost sessions avaliable please ask for details.

This service is offered by telephone and video calls.

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Counsellor Placements

Acorn Counselling Service is a low cost counselling service provided by MTCIC. We are offering placements to counsellors who are in their final diploma year and who wish to accrue counselling hours towards accreditation. We will provide monthly group supervision with a qualified supervisor and  travel expenses will be paid. We will be offering opportunities to work with short or long term therapy as appropriate.

If you are interested in a placement with our organisation, please contact us, either by phone or email, for an expression of interest form.

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MTCIC is working with Family Carers Net to bring much needed services to those who carer for others. On this site we are offering free counselling by live chat, video calls or telephone to those who are strugling due to their caring responsabilities

Free Longer term Counselling Support for those on low income

This is funded sessions on offer to those unable to fund our low cost counselling via Acorn Counselling Service. These sessions are funded by Big Lottery.

To see if you qualify please book a free an initial assessment with Acorn Counselling Service.


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