Age UK Manchester Counselling Service is for residents of Manchester aged 60 years and over and their carers. Currently, the service is only available over the telephone, due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Home visits (subject to risk assessment) are offered to housebound clients at times and locations suitable to client needs. This is particularly important for older clients with transport and mobility problems as many clients are age 80 years and over.
The service is free and confidential.
Counselling sessions are held at:
- The Crossacres Resource Centre in Wythenshawe
- The Openshaw Resource Centre in Openshaw
- and our City Centre Head Office
Counsellors approved by Age UK Manchester are available to help older people and carers of older people to explore and understand problems such as anxiety/stress, depression, bereavement, loneliness, self-esteem, trauma/abuse and ill health.
Age UK Manchester’s counselling service was originally the brainchild of Dr. May Duddle, a retired psychiatrist who worked mainly in the Manchester area. Amongst other things she had set up the Rape Crisis Centre at St. Mary’s Hospital.