Adult Counselling Service

Our counselling service is based at Gaddum in central Manchester, offering therapy for common mental health conditions.

This service can be accessed by anyone, regardless of where you live.  We accept self-referrals, as well as referrals from other agencies/professionals/family members.

Therapy usually lasts for 6 to 12 sessions.  The service is primarily staffed by trainee and volunteer therapists, who are all registered with professional bodies.

Initially clients will be invited for an assessment, in order to gain information and ensure that clients are matched with the most suitable therapist for their needs.  Assessments are conducted by experienced therapists and give the client more information about the services.

It is important to mention that this is not a free service.  Clients can choose how much they pay per session (this is agreed at assessment), with a minimum amount of £10 per 50-minute session (assessments are free).

Examples of reasons why people refer into this service include:

  • Low mood
  • Low level anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Difficult situational issues, such as relationship breakdowns
  • Difficult emotions, such as low self-esteem

To talk to someone about our services with a view to making a referral please telephone: 0161 834 6069.

If you would like to make a referral please complete our Adult counselling services form and email this to

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