St. James Hope, 3 Vicarage Close, Salford, M6 8EJ
07771 558 058

Community Counselling Service

About us

We are a church-based Counselling Service offering non-judgmental counselling to everyone whether you profess a faith or not. We are all fully qualified, professional counsellors and members of the professional body the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework.

Sessions are offered face to face, or Zoom, or by phone depending on what is best for you.

What is counselling?

Most of us at one time or another experience situations that we find difficult to cope with. Sometimes we get to a point where we can’t see any light at the end of the tunnel and this is where we believe counselling can help.


  • offers a safe space to get to know yourself a little better
  • helps you explore your thoughts and feelings
  • helps you consider your options
  • helps you to accept the things you can’t change

Counselling does not:

  • give you advice
  • tell you what to do
  • judge you

Who are we?

We are all Christians and are qualified counsellors offering a Person-Centred approach to therapy.

We are experienced in dealing with a wide range of issues. These include depression, anxiety, bereavement, low self-esteem, anger issues, abuse, work related stress and relationship issues.

How can you contact us?

Just send us a message via the form below.

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    We don’t charge for counselling, but donations are gratefully received from those who are able to help with running costs.


    Each session will last for 50 minutes. You will initially be offered 6 sessions. At the 6th session we will review your progress and further sessions will be offered if needed.

    Manager of the Counselling Service

    Judith Thompson


    Level 2 Counselling Concepts
    Level 3 Counselling Skills
    Level 4 Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling
    BSc Hons. in Psychology
    CBT Diploma
    BPS approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision
    SDS accreditation in Clinical Supervision

    Further training includes –
    Understanding Anxiety
    Bereavement Counselling
    Working with Anger and Passivity
    Understanding and Supporting People Who Self-harm
    The Impact of Sexual Violence
    Recognising and Responding to Clients with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
    Emotions and Emotional Disorders
    Exercise and Mental Health
    Meeting Minority Needs
    Exploring Anxiety
    Introduction to Remote Counselling

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