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Counselling

Counselling is a way for you to talk about your problems and to find new ways to cope. Our service is free for anyone aged 15 to 25 who lives in Manchester.

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About our counselling service

Counselling is a way for you to talk about your problems and to find new ways to cope. You will meet in a room with a qualified counsellor who will help you talk about your problems and the difficulties you have experienced in a safe, supportive and confidential environment.

How we can help you

Our service is free for anyone aged 15-25 who lives in Manchester and interpreters can be provided. Lots of people find counselling helpful.

Counselling can help you with the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Difficult life experiences
  • Panic attacks
  • Can’t cope
  • Low self-esteem
  • Hearing voices
  • Unwanted thoughts
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

We have also helped people who are coping with difficult things that have happened (eg having to leave home, the end of a relationship, bullying, bereavement and abuse).

Counselling is not about giving you advice or trying to persuade you round to the counsellors’ point of view, nor is it just a friendly chat discussing the week’s events as you would with a friend.

The counsellor tries to help you to understand yourself and others and will work to help you to find your own solutions.

Opening times

Our counsellors are here during the week – you can choose whether to come in the morning or afternoon or to one of our Monday evening appointments.

Our counselling service is based at YASP, 832 Stockport Rd in Levenshulme. To find out more about our counselling service call us on 0161 221 3054.  Our referral list is open.

To make a referral

I used to get panic attacks when I was with only three or four people. I gained so much confidence by coming to Manchester Mind that I was able to perform jujitsu in front of 1500 people at a competition. Imagine that!