Counselling and Talking Therapies

Self Help Free Counselling

If you are affected by relationship issues, family problems or abuse issues, this service gives you the opportunity to see a counselling practitioner to discuss these matters in more details and help improve your situation.

Website: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk

Referral Forms: www.iaptportal.co.uk/manshs.html

42nd Street

Are you 11-25? Are you stressed out and need someone to talk to in confidence?

42nd Street is a centre for young people’s mental health and wellbeing. They offer groups (including a women’s group and a depression & anxiety group) or one-to-one counselling and therapy.

If you think it’s time to talk, you can refer yourself or ask someone else to refer you to 42nd Street. This might be a teacher, youth worker, parent or carer or someone else you trust.

Telephone: 0161 228 7321

Website: www.42ndstreet.org.uk

Gaddum Centre Adult Counselling

A counselling service based at Gaddum House in Manchester, offering therapy for common mental health conditions. This service can be accessed by anyone, regardless of locations and accepts self-referrals, as well as referrals from GP/professionals/family members.

Telephone: 0161 834 6069

Website: www.gaddumcentre.co.uk

LGBT Foundation

LGBT Foundation has been providing a talking therapies service to the LGBT communities of the North West for over a decade with free sessions to individuals and couples.

Telephone: 0345 3 30 30 30 

Website: www.lgbt.foundation.co.uk

The African and Caribbean Mental Health Service

Provides person-centred health and social care to the African Caribbean community in Manchester, Trafford and the surrounding areas. Professional counsellor available to look at problem areas in your life and find ways of dealing with them. Contact Dawn:

Telephone: 0161 226 9562

Website: www.acmh-services.co.uk

Email: admin@acmhs-blackmentalhealth.org.uk

Facebook: @acmhsmanchester

Kwan Wai (Wai Yin Chinese Centre)

Funded by Manchester Social Services Department, services are free to any resident of Manchester. Able to provide services to anybody in the Greater Manchester area who is referred and funded by social services.

Website: www.waiyin.org.uk

Further Contacts

The Kath Locke Centre CFC Counselling
Telephone: 455 0211

Age UK Manchester Counselling Service 60+
Telephone:0800 027 5787 or 833 3944

The Silver Line 24/7 helpline for older people
Telephone: 0800 4 70 80 90

Manchester Bangladeshi Women’s Organisation
Telephone:257 3867

Neesa Well Women (Cheetham Hill, Asian women’s support)
Telephone:740 2995

Talking Therapies

Counselling is a process in which a person works closely with a counsellor on issues that may be causing distress in their lives. Counselling provides an opportunity to talk about problems and feelings, in an environment which is safe and confidential.

Website: www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/types-of-therapy

Young Person’s eTherapy Service

A free online interactive eTherapy Service for 11 – 18 year olds to help with how thoughts have an impact on feelings, physical symptoms and behaviours.

Website: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk

Counselling Directory

A nationwide database of private qualified counsellors and psychotherapists.

Website: www.counselling-directory.org.uk

The Counselling and Family Centre

Offers counselling to adult individuals, couples, families, and to children and young people from 5 years old.

Website: www.thecfc.org.uk

CDI Community Counselling Service

A community organisation offering person centred counselling to address emotional and mental health needs of people in Manchester.

Telephone: 0161 881 0007

Website: www.cdimanchester.org.uk

Email: cdi256@gmail.com

Indian Senior Citizen’s Centre

Offering a large range of activities at centre that offer edcuational, fitness, social and above all fun events for all.

Website: www.iscc-manchester.org

Yaran North West Iranian Farsi Support

Yaran North West CIC offers advocacy, advice support and Psychological services to all Middle Eastern and Farsi Speaking residents in Greater Manchester.

Facebook: @YARAN.CIC