About Us

The history of the Counselling and Family Therapy Centre

The Counselling and Family Therapy Centre (CFTC) is a professional accredited specialist counselling and psychotherapy Clinic which offers various therapeutic approaches in psychotherapy and counselling services within the scope of systemic family therapy, specialist complex PTSD treatment, and marriage counselling paradigms. Through therapeutic groups, individual counselling and psychotherapy, seminars educational events, e-learning, training courses, continuing professional development training, the centre strives to raise public and provider awareness to the needs of at-risk residents within our community.

Services are designed to strengthen and increase self-esteem, self-respect, and respect for others in society, promote health and psychological well-being and to address issues relating to improving the quality of their lives.

Our clinical services cover areas such as Clinical Family and Systemic therapy, Specialist Complex Post Traumatic Stress (including Military) and Combat-related psychological injury treatment, all other psychotherapy, mental health support, marriage and family therapy, child and family therapy, online counselling services, education and training, and e-learning.

The clinic also provides education and training to health professionals, the voluntary sector, the third sector, and non-government organisations. Delivered through seminars, presentations, and short courses, as well as CPD certificated programs.

Our Clinical Staff

Dr Alge Suliakaite - Grant

Dr A Suliakaite

I am a highly qualified and experienced therapist with 10+ years’ experience working in the industry. I have a Ph.D. in Family Therapy, I am a Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy, the Association for Family Therapy as well as a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. 

My therapeutic approach is always strengths-based; I believe people and situations are deeply interconnected, and this is the way I approach all of the work I do with my clients. I really take the time to get to know my clients so that I can offer tailored solutions to their issues.

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Colin Grant suffered the physical and psychological consequences of Combat Trauma whilst serving with the British Army. He suffered Complex PTSD for many years as a victim of a Bombing. He has overcome the burden of PTSD through specialist treatment in the United States and has underwent academic study attaining a BA(Hons) Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Clinical Practice and Theory), and a Post Graduate Diploma in Trauma Management – Military Combat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI).

He has qualified professionally as a Registered Psychotherapist practicing and specialising in Military related PTSD.  And has represented UK Military Veterans Nationally, at senior NHS and Department of Health Panels for both Veterans Mental Health and Prosthetics Direction Boards.

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Counselling and Family Therapy Centre aims to:

• EMPOWER all people’s wellness journeys through access to reliable, unbiased, mental health information.

• SUPPORT disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals in improving their mental and social well-being.

• EDUCATE about mental health issues, treatments, the process of therapy, and the differences between healthy and unhealthy therapy.

• CHALLENGE the myths, stereotypes, and stigmas that can surround mental health issues and treatment and that prevent people from getting and accessing help.

• FACILITATE a community of therapists, health professionals and treatment providers who believe in and adhere to principles of ethical therapy and are committed to reducing harm in therapy.

• SUSTAIN compassionate, collaborative partnerships through access to quality continuing education events, up-to-date therapy news and information, and resources related to ethics and power dynamics in therapy.


Counselling and Family Therapy Centre Ltd.

The Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre,

Treliske Hospital,


Cornwall. TR1 3FF

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