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NHS Talking Therapies

This is a therapy service called NHS Talking Therapies – Anxiety and Depression, which is funded by the NHS. We offer a range of one-to-one therapy including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), person-centred counselling, integrative therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprogramming (EMDR) therapy as part of this programme.

We can also support you to access guided online therapy support through a platform called SilverCloud. SilverCloud has a range of different modules and uses CBT techniques to help you understand your thoughts, feelings and actions, providing you with tools to manage your problems.  

During your initial assessment with our service, we will discuss and agree the most appropriate approach for your problems taking into account any other requirements you have. If we are not the right service for you, we will always signpost or refer you on to a more suitable alternative service. 

How do I refer?

To access the service, please complete our secure e-referral form and a member of the team will be in touch with you to arrange an initial assessment within a few weeks. We welcome both self-referrals as well as professional referrals. If you’re referring someone else, please ensure you gain their consent first. 

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy - Free Eight Week Course

Join us for a free eight week course on the benefits of mindfulness. This course will run in Autumn 2024, dates TBC.

To refer for this course, please complete the referral form above, and state MBCT as your reason for referral.

For more information, email

Where can I get help right away?

It’s important to know that there is a wait for support to start and we are not a crisis service.  For this reason, if you feel like you’re in crisis or need urgent help right now, we’ve put together a downloadable resource about services who can support you right away (we’d also recommend speaking with your GP in these instances). 

Where to get urgent help

How do I contact you with any questions? 
You can contact our friendly team by calling 0161 834 6069 or emailing us at

Who is this service for?

Gaddum delivers part of the NHS Talking Therapies programme in Manchester. Talking Therapies can help people who are feeling distressed by difficult events in their lives, such as a bereavement or a relationship breakdown, as well as people with a common mental health problem like anxiety or depression.

You can access this service if you are over 18 and live, or are registered with a GP surgery, in the City of Manchester.  

When and where will I have my therapy?

We offer therapy sessions in person, over the telephone and online using video call and you can choose which is best for you. Our in-person sessions are at a range of GP surgeries in Manchester as well as at our counselling room in Hulme. Sessions are usually delivered within our core hours of 9am – 4:30pm from Mondays – Fridays. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer sessions in the evenings or weekends.

How long is the therapy?

NHS Talking Therapies is a short-term service. We typically offer 8 sessions of therapy, but this can be extended to 12 sessions where it is needed. 

How much does it cost?

This service is free.

What people say about my service

I have been having counselling through Gaddum for a few years now. I find it helps me immensely and enables me to deal with what my life throws at me.


I have struggled for many years with anxiety and depression. It felt safe to speak to Gaddum about what was troubling me and talk through my emotions. I had never done that before.

Client accessing therapy

My counsellor was very gifted. She didn’t give solutions, but she guided me to find my own. She was very empathetic and very professional.

Counselling client

If you’d like some help or advice, please send me an email to, or you can speak to one of my team by calling 0161 834 6069.