The Marriotts Counselling & Training Academy; Working together to support lifelong learning and growth in our community.

About Us

The Marriotts Counselling & Training Academy is a recognised and approved Centre delivering CPCAB units and qualifications in listening and counselling skills. We offer courses from levels 2 to 5 to support you in achieving your goals.

Training courses and workshops are delivered at the newly build ‘State of the Art’ Marriotts School in Stevenage. We have a suite of fully equipped classrooms with additional spaces for study and skills practice. Learning resources are available for students’ use and include computers with internet access and printing facilities. Refreshments are available on site and there is plenty of free parking.

The Marriotts Counselling & Training Academy works with Marriotts School to provide a safe and secure environment which supports the individual needs of its users. Through counselling and training we are able to facilitate personal and professional development and contribute to growth of our community.


Maddy Ratcliffe is the Counselling Manager of the Academy. She is a qualified practicing Counsellor and Supervisor with further experience as a trainer. Maddy has been instrumental in establishing independent counselling services in schools in Stevenage. She has received recognition for her contributions to the local community including a nomination for the SoStevenage Pride of Stevenage Awards 2013.

Molly Ayre – practising person centred Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer with over 20 years experience working in the Voluntary Sector and in Private Practice. Molly began managing and delivering counselling courses since 2003 and has worked closely with Awarding Bodies to develop high quality training in North Hertfordshire. She holds a PGCE and is committed to supporting trainee and qualified counsellors through training and continuous professional development.

We have a team of approved course tutors who are all practicing Counsellors with experience in delivering CPCAB qualifications.

Our team are all individual members of the BACP.