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Age UK Manchester Counselling Service is for the residents of Manchester aged 60 years and over and their carers.

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:

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.

To find out more and make an appointment, call free on 0800 027 57 87 or contact us leaving us your details, or make a referral and send to counselling@ageukmanchester.org.uk.

Currently, we are not able to take on any additional volunteer counsellors. Please check back in the New Year if you are keen to apply. 

Photograph of Dr May Duddle 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.