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Karl Gregory Seminar (Letterkenny)

The committee of MACP are delighted to announce we will be holding a workshop/seminar on:
An Existential Approach to Working Relationally


This event will be delivered by Mr Karl Gregory who is now employed by the National Counselling Society (NCS). Please see below information on Karl and the event itself

The workshop/seminar will be a two-day event, and will be held at:
Dillon’s Hotel Letterkenny
on Friday the 29th and Saturday the 30th September 2017

Tea Coffee etc. will be served on both days as well as a buffet. This is included in your fee; however, you will need to arrange and pay for your own accommodation

The fee set by the committee for both days is only £50.00

Anyone who you may know who is not a member of MACP and wishes to attend, please note the fee will be set at £100.00

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Mount Errigal Sponsored Climb

As you may also be aware, following the fantastic success of the previous climb to the top of Slieve League, we have been approached by several people wishing to raise funds on behalf of MACP. Therefore, we have decided to organise a second climb, this time to the top of:

Mount Errigal close to Letterkenny on
Sunday October the 1st 2017



We are requesting that those who wish to participate in the sponsored Climb either pay a set fee of £100.00 or raise a minimum of £100.00. If you know anyone else who may want to partake in the climb, please give them our information to collect a sponsor pack.

                ***INFORMATION MORNING***

Wednesday 15th March 2017 from 10am-1pm



Invitation to local Community Groups,

Businesses, Social Workers, Teachers and Individuals


This information morning will explain how counselling can help those who suffer from mental health problems including suicide, trauma, addiction, depression, domestic violence etc. In addition, the MACP are committed to adding to our current partner organisations in Coalisland, Cookstown, Dungannon and Lough Shore areas, or anywhere which falls into the Mid-Ulster Council area.


Organisations or individuals who wish to attend this information morning will need to register. Organisations can only register two representatives as we believe this event will be heavily attended. 

Light refreshments will be served.


To Attend this event please contact the office on 02887746375 / 07840854836

Upcoming Raffle Prizes/Sponsored Walk

The Mid-Ulster Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.

MACP are registered with the Charity Commission NI, and with the Inland Revenue for tax purposes. Every penny raised, goes directly towards the project, helping each and every person who uses the charity, addressing many issues including suicidal thoughts, families bereaved by suicide, addiction, trauma, domestic violence, anxiety and depression. There are many more issues those who use our charity present with. MACP work with anyone who lives in the Mid-Ulster council area, including Cookstown, Dungannon, the Lough Shore areas and Magherafelt. We will of course work with anyone who comes from further afield.

MACP will be holding a sponsored Climb on: 
Saturday March 25th 2017 at 
Slieve League Co. Donegal at 10pm.

There is still time for you and your family, friends or colleagues to register to help raise funds for this extremely important charity, based here in Coalisland. Simply contact me and we will arrange to have you registered and send you your sponsor pack.

A number of businesses in and around Coalisland area, have very kindly donated a number of prizes, for those who raise the most money. Businesses who have donated to date are:

Brian Mc Girr, Island Turf, who donated three items for raffle;

Stephen Day, Island PC, who donated a colour printer;

An anonymous donor, donated three items from Argento;

Raymond Quinn, JJ Quinn & Co, donated a set of Tipperary china;

Fergie and Bernie Harte, donated a beautiful vase and matching rose photo frame;

Kirsty Campbell, Dainty Robes has donated a wonderful set of his and hers baby robes,

Seamas O' Donnell, Yankee Star, £50.00 voucher, meal for two; and

Linda Skeffington, Linda's Larder, Lunch for Two, including Desserts and Tea/Coffee.

The Committee of MACP wish to extend our gratitude to all business who have donated such wonderful gifts; this will add a special significance to the walk as a number of participants will obviously receive some of these beautiful prizes as a token of both the donates and the Committee of MACP.

If you are a business owner, and wish to make a contribution by way of donating a gift as a prize, or, anyone who wishes to make a financial contribution to this project, please contact me, we would very much appreciate that.

Again, see below just some of the prizes on offer, very kindly donated to MACP from Mr. Brian Mc Girr, Mr & Mr Fergie & Bernie Harte, Mr. Stephen Day, Kirsty Campbell, Mr Raymond Quinn, Mr Seamas O' Donnell and Linda Skeffington. We also have the very beautiful gifts donated anonymously.

Can I also ask as many people as possible to share this information.

Thank you all so much.
Joe (Chair MACP).

Our AGM meeting will be held on Friday 7th April 2017 from

7-9pm at 

Unit 23

Coalisland & District Association

51 Dungannon Road

Coalisland BT71 4HP

                     Dr Raman Kapur


Date: Thursday 24th November 2016

Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm approx.


Light lunch refreshments will be provided after this event


We are delighted to announce that Dr Raman Kapur, Clinical Psychologist and Managing Director of the Threshold programme Belfast has agreed to deliver a 3 hour seminar to all JMC/MACP Students and Professional Counsellors on Thursday October the 24th 2016 from 10am-1pm, in the Training Unit.


This is a fantastic opportunity to learn a little about how to integrate psychoanalytical concepts, particularly Object Relations Theory (ORT) into your counselling practice.


Dr Raman Kapur is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist specialising in psychotherapy and is also the Chief Executive Officer of the mental health charity Threshold, based in Belfast. He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and also holds an Honorary Senior Lectureship with the School of Psychology, the Queens University of Belfast, where he was formerly course Director of the MSc in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. In 2012 he was awarded an MBE by the Queen for his work in providing services to people with mental illness in Northern Ireland.


All MACP members and JMC students are warmly invited to this event. To book your place contact Joe Coney:

            Barbara Mitchels Workshop


Date: Saturday 10th December 2016

Time: 9.30 - 4:30pm

Venue: Glenavon House Hotel Cookstown


The MACP committee are delighted to inform all of our JMC Counselling & Training students and all of our MACP Counsellors and students, that we have arranged for Barbara Mitchels PhD, FBACP (Snr Accred), BACP Registered, will be coming to the Glenavon House Hotel on Saturday 10th December 2016.


Barbara has written many books on confidentiality and the law, children and trauma, as well as being heavily involved in the new BACP Ethical Framework. 


Barbara will facilitate a workshop on neuroscience of trauma, as well as working with the vulnerable client/children and the law. The third topic Barbara will talk about, is the changes made to the new BACP Ethical Framework and its impact. 


We have decided to combine the JMC and the MACP Christmas dinner that day around 1pm. This will be a three course meal. There will also be tea/coffee and scones mid morning and in the afternoon. 


Everyone will receive an approved CPD Certificate by the National Counselling Society (NCS). 


Thank You


May 2016


MACP are delighted and excited to inform everyone that the

renowned Coach, Counsellor, Supervisor, Trainer & Consultant


Mr Steve Page


 Will deliver a workshop on:

  Relationship, Shadow and Supervision

This workshop will be held in the very tranquil and beautiful setting of rural Donegal at:


 The Glenveigh Room, Arnolds Hotel, Dunfanaghy Co. Donegal on:

Saturday May the 21st 2016 from 9:30am-4:30pm


Steve Page M. Ed., Dip. H.P., Reg MBACP (accred.) – has over 25 years’ experience as a therapist, supervisor and trainer and currently works in independent practice in North Yorkshire. He is co-author (with Val Wosket) of Supervising the Counsellor and Psychotherapist (3rd Ed. 2014) and author of The Shadow and the Counsellor (1999)

There is considerable research evidence that the counsellor-client relationship is key to therapeutic impact and success. In this experiential workshop participants will be invited to consider and explore the personal characteristics and qualities we seek to express in our therapeutic work with clients.

We will go on to explore the Jungian concept of ‘shadow’ and consider how it can assist in our understanding of what it means to be ourselves with clients.  The third part of the workshop will be to examine how we make best use of our supervision to safeguard our clients and be a catalyst for our developments as practitioners. 

2014 -2015

Tim Bond B.A., CQSW., Cert Ed, PhD., Fellow BACP
Tim is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Bristol and Adjunct* Professor to the University of Malta. His extensive research and publications about professional ethics include Standards and Ethics for Counsellors in Action (Sage Publications). He is currently a consultant on professional ethics and standards to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and a member of the Ethics Committee for the British Psychological Society.

Barbara Mitchels PhD, LL.B, Dip Couns, Fellow BACP, Solicitor.
Barbara holds dual qualifications in law and in psychotherapy. She has over twenty years’ experience in counselling, and has other post qualification training and experience in specific modalities and in the treatment of psychological trauma and holds an Advanced Certificate in Counselling Supervision. Dr Mitchels is also a solicitor, now retired from practice, with experience in criminal and family law, human rights and child protection work.

Best Practice for Counsellors and Psychotherapists: Being Ethical and Legal.

This workshop covers recent legal and practice developments in some of the major issues in managing counselling, psychotherapy and coaching work. The course includes report writing, record keeping, confidentiality and client privacy in relation to information sharing between professionals and the courts, duty of care, legal and ethical responsibilities, and much more.
The sessions in the workshop address issues including:

  •  Update on current relevant law, guidance and ethics
  •  Client contracts – what to include
  •  Duties and responsibilities of therapy practice
  •  Duties and responsibilities of supervision
  •  Duty of care, negligence, and risk
  •  Responses when a client or others are at risk of harm
  •  Development and compliance with agency policy and procedures
  •  Developing and maintaining best therapy practice

The workshop offers a mixture of discussion, case studies and practical exercises, and participants are welcome to bring anonymous examples from their existing practice for discussion


If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Claire on 07809286872 for  a regitration form.  Places are limited and its a first come first serve basis

MACP Counsellors' who successfully completed their Child Protection and Vulnerable Adult training with Volunteer Now.

Our volunteers at Child protection and Vulnerable adult training days who received certificates for completing the training. From topleft to right:


Roisin Timlin (Course trainer freom volunteer now), Claire Donnelly, Vicki Beatty,

Andrea o Hagan, Deanna Little, Patrica Donnelly


From bottom left to right Sarah mc Aleer, Sarah Connor, Meabh Brown, Grace Gardiner and Caroline Keatly

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Charity Number: XT 38505

Tel: 028 8774 6375


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