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.
Yes, confidentiality is assured. The only exception to this is when there is clear likelihood of harm to you or another person.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes – our new building has step-free access to counselling rooms and an accessible toilet.
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.
Yes, we are easily accessible by many transport links and not far from the centre of Didsbury. See map