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Our counselling service provides one to one support to help relieve stress, anxiety and depression. We explore ways to increase self-esteem and improve relationships and all sessions are confidential and non-judgmental.

What is Counselling?

Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a counsellor listening to you with the aim to help you explore thoughts and feelings which are impacting on your mental health and wellbeing. They can address a range of issues such as feelings of panic, anxiety, stress, depression, and low self-esteem. It is an opportunity for you to develop coping strategies and come to decisions to understand and make sense of what is best for you.

I have found being able to talk about my feelings has really helped me. Being listened to and not judged is really important. 

Who can access the service?

Our counselling service is available to:

  • Anyone 18 years or older
  • Those living in, or whose GP is in Rochdale, Heywood or Middleton

We are unable to offer counselling to:

  • Those affected with PTSD
  • Children under the age of 18
  • Anyone who is receiving counselling or therapy elsewhere
  • Those living outside the boundaries of Rochdale, Middleton and Heywood


If you require counselling but do not meet the requirements listed above, we will try to help you find another service that would be able to support you.

How can I access counselling?

You can complete a self-referral form on our website:

Refer Online Here

Alternatively, you can attend any of our Listening Lounge drop in sessions, dates and times listed on our Events Calendar. If this isn’t an option, you can call our Infoline on 01706 752338 and we will post a referral form out to you to fill in and post back/drop off. 

What happens next?

You will be invited to meet with one of our Wellbeing Coordinators, this would be an opportunity for you to see if any of our other services or activities would be beneficial alongside counselling.

Times & Venues

Our counselling sessions take place face to face at our Wellbeing Centre in the centre of Rochdale or over the telephone. Counselling sessions are available at the following times:

Monday and Wednesday 10am – 5pm

Tuesday and Thursday 10am – 8pm

BACP Accredited Psychological Service

Rochdale and District Mind are members of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). We are committed to providing a safe, ethical and professional counselling service and hold liability insurance. Please visit for more information.

Counselling Agreement

To view our counselling agreement please click here.

Counselling Agreement