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St Giles Street
Northampton NN1 1JW

01604 622 666

The Manna House is a Christian mission in Northampton, England which operates both a Christian gift and bookshop and a professional Christian counselling service.

Apply for Counselling

How to Apply for Counselling

Who has counselling?

The Manna House Counselling Service (M.H.C.S.) offers a professionally trained service to people with problems. These problems might include a troubled marriage, a crisis - such as bereavement or redundancy - depression or suicidal feelings, emotional trauma, anxiety, relationship breakdown, eating disorders, abuse, or a personal spiritual problem. Male, female, young, old, people of faith or no faith - all are welcome.

Clients who are receiving counselling elsewhere will normally only be accepted, after close consultation with the other party involved. Where the client is referred by a GP, psychiatrist, minister or other agency, the counsellor seeks to work in collaboration where appropriate. The centre has developed a clear internal and external supervision system and a solid administrative structure.

What happens next?

If you are applying for counselling, you need to complete an application form. To obtain an application form either; 


  • Print out an application form by clicking on the attachment at the bottom of this page. You can also download a copy of our Data Protection Policy which explains which information we will hold and why.
  • Email to request an application form (providing name and postal address) or request an application form is emailed back to you. Please then print this out so you can sign it.

  • Telephone: 01604 633304 to request an application form (giving postal or email address).
  • Otherwise you can pop into the MHCS office at 73 St Giles Street or The Manna House Bookshop on St Giles Street and pick up a form.

If you are applying for couple/marriage counselling, both applicants will need to fill in individual application forms and sign their own form.

Please note: we are unable to offer a telephone counselling service.

Once an application form has been received, the client will be telephoned to arrange a First Interview or Initial Assessment, which is normally held between the hours of 9am and 3pm.

Please note: we are unable to offer a 'drop-in' or 'crisis' service.

After the First Interview the client is placed on the Waiting List for counselling to begin. When a suitable Counsellor is available, s/he will contact the client and offer a series of confidential appointments.

Does it cost anything?

Upon application a payment of £10.00 is asked for to cover administration costs.
We then have a suggested donation policy to run the service which is outlined below. If you are able to give more than suggested, this would be appreciated, as it would help us to maintain and expand our service.

Household income                                                   Minimum donation per session
Up to £15,000                                                              £10.00
£15,001 - £20,000                                                       £15.00
£20,001 - £25,000                                                       £20.00
£25,001 - £30,000                                                       £25.00
£30,001 - £35,000                                                       £30.00
£35,001 - £40,000                                                       £35.00

Payment can be made by cash or cheque. Cheques can be made payable to M.H.C.S. (At present we do not have the facilities to accept payment by credit or debit card.)

Where are we located?

The M.H.C.S. is situated at 73 St. Giles Street, in Northampton town centre. The building is next to Bonham's Funeral Directors, near to the St Giles Street Clinic and across the road from the Citizens Advice Bureau. The counselling service entrance is marked MHCS 73.