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Adult support and therapy at Gaddum

We have a number of different therapy types and services that are available for you.

Talking Therapies

Who is this service for?
These therapy services are open to anyone registered at the following GPs. If your GP isn’t listed here, please see the adult counselling section also on this page.

• Alexandra Medical Practice
• Cheetham Hill Medical Centre
• Cornbrook Medical Practice (Boundary Surgery)
• Cornbrook Medical Practice (City Road Surgery)
• Ladybarn Group Practice
• Levenshulme Surgery
• The Neville Family Medical Centre
• Newton Heath Health Centre
• Robert Darbishire Practice
• Urban Village Medical Practice
• The Vallance Centre
• West Gorton Medical Centre
• West Point Medical Centre

You have the option to access therapy at your GP surgery, but if you’d prefer not to we can help with finding the best alternative for you.

How much does it cost?
This service is free.

This is an NHS funded a therapy service called Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (or IAPT).

Therapy is free and usually lasts between 8-12 weeks, although sometimes we can extend the sessions if it is helpful for you.

We offer both cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and person-centred therapy as part of this programme.

If you would like to find out more about CBT and person-centred therapy please check our therapy advice and support section.

Anyone can refer to this service. If you’re referring someone else please gain their consent first.

Talking Therapies Referral Form

Adult Counselling

Who is this service for?

If you are over 18 and live anywhere in the Greater Manchester area, you can access this low-cost counselling service from Gaddum.

How much does it cost?

We do not receive any funding for this service and therefore request that you make a small, regular contribution to help cover the cost based on your household income. We will discuss and agree this with you at your initial assessment appointment, which is free.

In order to offer therapy to people who might not be able to get it elsewhere, we set up our own, affordable, adult counselling service.

Anyone can refer to this service. If you’re referring someone else please gain their consent first.

You will be offered an initial assessment appointment with an experienced counsellor to understand what your goals are for therapy and to find out if we are the right service for you. Once sessions are offered, you will be with the same counsellor on a weekly basis. You will be offered up to 12 counselling sessions with each session lasting around 50 minutes. We are currently offering sessions over the telephone or online.

The therapists in this service are qualified volunteers or trainee therapists, all of whom are registered with professional bodies and receive regular clinical supervision.

We are now accepting referrals to this service.  To refer yourself or somebody you are supporting, please complete the online referral form below.

Make a referral

Adult Counselling Service Guidance

Getting Help - Rochdale

Who is this service for?

This is for people who have low mood or anxiety primarily caused by:

  • Money issues
  • Housing issues
  • Caring for others
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Domestic violence or abuse
  • Drug or alcohol issues

Who can access this?
This services is available to anyone over 16 living in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale.

How much does it cost?
This is a free service

Gaddum is part of the Thinking Ahead Service which provides free NHS psychological therapies for people feeling distressed by difficult events in their lives, as well as people with common mental health difficulties. We offer support over the telephone, online and in person at various community hubs in Rochdale.

Referrals should be made via the central Thinking Ahead pathway or by calling 01706 751 180. You can refer yourself to the service, or ask your GP/another professional supporting you to send the referral for you.

Our partners are PetrusRecovery RepublicRochdale Women’s Welfare AssociationThe Proud Trust and Rochdale Connections Trust.

Partner organisations accept direct referrals. You can find out more about each of these organisations and the work they do by visiting their websites.

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