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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.

Adult Counselling

Who is this service for?
If you live anywhere in the Greater Manchester area and aren’t registered with any of the GPs surgeries listed in Talking Therapies above, you can access this low-cost counselling service from Gaddum.

How much does it cost?
A small minimum payment of £10 per session. The assessment for this service is completely 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.

The therapists in this service are qualified volunteers or trainee therapists, all of whom are registered with the BACP or the BABCP.

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

The assessment for this service is completely free. A small charge is made for counselling session as we don’t receive any funding for our ‘in-house’ counselling.

Getting Help

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

Getting Help is part of the Thinking Ahead Partnership and provides support to people so you can overcome barriers that can impact your emotional wellbeing and mental health.

Getting Help offers a variety of practical support.

You can refer yourself to the service, or ask your GP to send the referral for you. Please see below for further information on how to refer:

Telephone 01706 751180  and mention Getting Help or visit the Thinking Ahead website

Based in Rochdale, we work in the community at various hubs so it’s easier for you to access.

Call me on 0161 834 6069 or send me a message to