Our counselling service provides a non-judgemental and safe space for clients to explore emotional and personal difficulties they may be currently experiencing. While our counsellors do not give direct advice or solution to your problems, we seek to empower you to find your own insights and answers. Our counsellors can support you in making the necessary changes you feel comfortable with at present.
Tameside, Oldham & Glossop Mind is an Organisational Member of the British Association for
Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
BACP Membership Number: 00105694 | Membership Category: Local Voluntary and Charitable Organisations
Our counselling service can support you with a range of mental health concerns including:
Low mood or feelings of depression
Bereavement or loss
Feelings of low self-esteem or low self confidence
Work related stress
Feelings of anger
Self-understanding and self-development
Difficult or traumatic life experiences
Tameside and Glossop Counselling
At Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind we offer a range of Therapeutic services that are available to those living within Tameside, Oldham and Glossop and surrounding areas. These include:
Free to access 1-1 Counselling service for Tameside and Glossop residents aged 16+
Our counselling services has been established in Tameside for over 30 years, we recruit our counsellors who have studied or are studying at the best Universities and Colleges in the North West and we're members of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) who are the broadest and largest counselling body in the UK.
The counselling service is a confidential service offered to individuals experiencing a range of issues.
Oldham Counselling Service
Our Oldham IAPT counselling service is funded by Oldham CCG and is open to Oldham residents aged 16 or over who are registered with an Oldham GP. Clients will be offered 8 weekly 50-minute counselling appointments which are free to access.
Our counselling service is delivered by our IAPT qualified counsellors alongside counsellors in training. Our IAPT counsellors are trained in Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression which has been specifically developed to support individuals’ exploration and understanding regarding the underlying causes of their experience of depression.
Tameside, Oldham & Glossop Mind is a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and our qualified counsellors are all members of the BACP and work within the BACP’s ethical framework within their practice.
Live outside of Tameside and Glossop? We have an alternative pathway for residents who don't live in the area.
You can learn more about this by getting in touch on 0161 330 9223, or by emailing us at office [at] togmind.org.
Initial Discussion Appointment
Our services are open to self-referrals by contacting us on 0161 330 9223. Once you contact us, we will invite you to a 25-minute initial discussion appointment during which we can discuss and explore your experience at present alongside the support you feel would be helpful for you at this time.
Within your initial discussion your practitioner will discuss with you the services we offer alongside advising you of the next steps. At times clients may benefit from further support outside of the services we offer, if this is the case your practitioner will discuss with you external services available alongside the referral processes.
Within our Oldham service we offer initial discussion appointments from a number of GP surgeries across Oldham. For Oldham residents you can also contact your GP surgery to discuss referral options or to book an initial discussion with one of our practitioners.
Set up a drop-in appointment
If you're interested in accessing counselling with us, then you can give us a call on 0161 330 9223 and ask us about counselling.
Within your initial counselling appointment your counsellor will discuss with you any previous experiences or expectations from the counselling process.
Everyone experiences counselling differently and for some they may experience a sense of relief as they begin their counselling sessions.
Clients may initially feel more anxious or distressed as they begin their sessions especially as they begin to bring their attention to difficult emotions or experiences.
Everyone experiences the counselling process differently and it’s always best to share any concerns you have with your counsellor during your sessions.
Counselling is series of one-to-one sessions between you and your counsellor. It can help you address personal and emotional issues that may be causing you distress.
Counselling offers an opportunity to talk confidentially to someone impartial, so you are free to explore how you feel and be supported, without judgment.
It can help you to understand issues so you can make your own choices, reach your own decisions and to act on them in a way that feels right for you.
When you contact us; we'll invite you in for a 25-minute assessment. Once you've been to this, in most cases we'll put you on our waiting list for counselling. Sometimes we feel that some people may benefit from being referred to another service. If this is the case we will bring it up and discuss it with you, and if you like the idea we'll go through with it.
We'll invite you for a counselling session with one of our amazing counsellors either at our Ashton or Glossop office, depending on which one you have chosen. You will then receive 8 sessions for free.
We'll invite you in for a sessionf with one of our counsellors or mindfulness practitioners either at our Ashton or Glossop office, dependent on which one you have chosen. The number of sessions you have will then be reviewed and agreed with your counsellor.
The counselling sessions last for 50 minutes, at the same time each week; unless you tell us that you us you’re on holiday or can’t make it for some sessions.
Your counsellor will talk to you more about this and plan your sessions around the breaks you need.
Some people feel an immediate sense of relief when they begin counselling.
Other people may initially feel more anxious or distressed when they start because they have to pay attention to difficult feelings that, in some way, they would prefer to ignore. In this situation, they may feel worse before they feel better.
It’s always best to share any concerns you have with the counsellor about how you are reacting to counselling.
Hopefully by the time your counselling sessions are finished, you'll notice an improvement in your mental health.
Sometimes, you may need more help.
In which case we may be able to refer you to other services.