Counselling and Talking Therapies

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.


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.


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 


Mind, Tameside Oldham and Glossop

Their mission is to provide the best quality local mental health services in prevention, early intervention, and primary care; alongside empowering individuals and our communities to live well.

Website: or


Free, safe and anonymous support.


The African and Caribbean Mental Health Service

Provides person-centered 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:

Facebook: @acmhsmanchester

Telephone: 0161 226 9562



Counselling Directory

A nationwide database of private qualified counsellors and psychotherapists.


Healthy Minds Oldham

They offer support and treatment if you’re experiencing difficulty sleeping, low mood, depression, stress, worry or anxiety, feelings of hopelessness or panic attacks.

They can help you deal with the effects of a long-term health problem or chronic pain, post natal depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, or eating difficulties.

They also offer couples therapy if you are struggling in your relationships, and psychosexual therapy for any intimacy difficulties.


Off The Record

Off The Record was founded in 1992 to meet the needs of young people by providing a high quality counselling service. Since then they’ve grown to incorporate training services and other projects targeted at young people.

They believe that all young people have the right to free and accessible advice, information and counselling to help alleviate the burden of social, cultural and economic oppression.


42nd Street

Support and advice for young people’s emotional health and wellbeing.