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What is counselling?

Counselling or “talking therapy” is for anyone who’s going through

a bad time or who has emotional problems they can’t sort out on their own. Research shows that talking therapies can help people in all sorts of situations.


Our counselling service will provide you an opportunity to talk one-to-one with a trained counsellor about personal issues in a safe environment. We have a team of male and female counsellors with a range of experiences and expertise.  A few of our counsellors are students working towards the completion of their training. You will be matched to the most suitable counsellor.  


Counselling sessions last 50 - 60 minutes and are arranged on weekly basis, although this can be negotiated to suit specific requirements.  The duration of therapy may vary and can be agreed with your counsellor.


We offer counselling either from our offices in Old Trafford or from an outreach venue closer to your home where possible. In some cases, we will provide home-visits if you have restricted mobility. If you have difficulty speaking English we will offer a counsellor who speaks your language or offer you support through an interpreter.

 

Confidentiality

All our work is strictly confidential except in circumstances where the counsellor feels there is serious risk of harm to yourself and others; in such circumstances you will be notified in advance.


Cost

The cost of our service is £40 per session however we do not want to turn away anyone who cannot pay the full cost. We are therefore offering a low cost counselling service which takes account of your household income. Some people maybe eligible for a limited free counselling service which will be determined after we receive your completed referral form.


How to apply

Individuals who wish to use our service must apply by completing our Referral Form. This can be done over the phone or via email. Alternatively you may be referred by your doctor, a health professional or a friend who can send us a completed Referral Form on your behalf.


* you may be asked to provide proof of your income

 Counselling Service

Click HERE to download a Referral Form.