Our new address is: 607 Wilmslow Road, 
Didsbury, Manchester 
M20 3QJ.
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Bringing life into focus

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Counsellors with specialist skills

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Established in 1990

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Counselling for individuals & couples

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Counselling can help to make better sense of what is happening in your life, as well as giving support through difficult periods.

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Talking with a trained counsellor can bring new perspective and the potential for change.

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Our counsellors believe in the uniqueness of each individual, respecting their right to form their own values.

Frequently asked questions

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What is counselling?

Counselling offers the space to talk with a trained professional about whatever is happening in your life as well as offering support through challenging times. Counselling can help to bring new perspective, opportunities for change and healing of emotional wounds.

Is your counselling service confidential?

Yes, confidentiality is assured. The only exception to this is when there is clear likelihood of harm to you or another person.

How much does counselling cost?

Protem operates a sliding-scale contribution scheme based on your annual income, so that no one is disadvantaged; as we believe counselling should be affordable for everyone. The fee will be discussed and agreed when you first call.

Is it possible to choose a male or female counsellor, or a counsellor trained in a specific therapeutic approach?

We have a diverse team of counsellors, male and female, who are trained in a range of therapeutic approaches. We endeavour to meet clients’ preferences, however at times, this may involve waiting longer to see a particular counsellor.

Do you offer emergency appointments?

Protem offers a range of appointment times, including evenings and Saturdays. Every effort is made to give priority to those in most need. However, Protem is not a crisis service and anyone experiencing a mental health crisis should consider contacting their GP or attend A&E.

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How long is a typical counselling session?

A typical session is approximately 50 minutes in length and would usually take place once a week at the same time, on the same day.

Is there a limit to the number of sessions I can have?

Unlike many other services, Protem believes that counselling should be made available for as long as it is needed. For some people, this may mean six sessions while for others this may mean a year or more. The number of sessions is always discussed and agreed directly with the counsellor.

Do you have disabled access?

Yes – our new building has step-free access to counselling rooms and an accessible toilet.

Is Protem affiliated to a professional body?

Yes – we are affiliated with both the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within the ethical framework of each professional body.

Is Protem easy to find?

Yes, we are easily accessible by many transport links and not far from the centre of Didsbury. See map

Protem is a charitable trust which relies on donations and gifts.
You can make a donation here.