Counselling and Talking Therapies

For support and information on counselling and talking therapies please see the resources below. There also further support in the Mental and Emotional Wellbeing section 

Manchester Talking Therapies (Self Help)

Manchester Talking Therapies is part of the national Talking Therapies programme. The service is for people with common mental health disorders such as anxiety or depression who are motivated to work ... [continue] Manchester Talking Therapies (Self Help)

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 ... [continue] 42nd Street

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 ... [continue] Talking Therapies

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 ... [continue] Gaddum Centre Adult Counselling

CAHN Counselling Service

Are you experiencing an unexpected life event? Are you unsure of where to seek help? CAHN (Caribbean and African Health Network) has the Service for you. The CAHN Counselling service ... [continue] CAHN Counselling Service

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:

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 ... [continue] Kwan Wai (Wai Yin Chinese Centre)

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 ... [continue] The African and Caribbean Mental Health Service

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: ... [continue] Further Contacts

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

The Counselling and Family Centre

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

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: Email:

Counselling Directory

A nationwide database of private qualified counsellors and psychotherapists. Website:

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:

Date published: 4th December, 2020
Date last updated: 10th January, 2024