Rochdale Connections Trust (RCT) provides affordable counselling services in the Rochdale Borough and surrounding areas.
We provide a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space for individuals to explore any presenting issues. Our Counselling Service is available to both adults and young people and is run by highly experienced counsellors and aims to provide an accessible service to all.
Clients come for an initial assessment before being matched to a counsellor with the right level of training to help with their issue. All counsellors are supervised monthly by our experienced Coordinator to ensure you are receiving the best possible support.
Our volunteers and staff are passionate and committed to helping people overcome difficulties they may be experiencing through a range of therapy techniques. The counselling process involves providing a sounding board for individual's, giving them a safe place to talk about issues that trouble them, and allowing counsellors to help them find their own solutions to problems or develop better ways to manage issues.
They do not give advice; rather they provide a non-judgmental, empathic and accessible means to allow an individual to find a way forward.
Counselling can help you to understand your thoughts, feelings and actions. It can also help you feel more in control of your life and help give you direction.
Counsellors can help you deal with a range of issues including:
Number of sessions and waiting times
Clients will be seen for an agreed 6 sessions then given an option at the end to extend this. We are usually able to access individuals within 6 weeks of first contact and then pair them with an appropriate counsellor.
Counselling at Rochdale Connections Trust is held in one of our three therapy rooms.
Therapy sessions are usually held weekly for 50 minutes and we have Counsellors available Monday to Friday.
If you would like to access Counselling at RCT please telephone our friendly staff on 01706 345111. We will take a few brief details and make arrangements for you to have a counselling assessment at our premises on Drake Street.
We are happy to discuss a package of support and tailor the therapy around individual need. You can call the counselling team to talk about options and what may work best for you.
Sessions are usually 9-5pm and we can provide proof of appointments for those who may need to take time out of work. Some of our counsellors are able to offer evening and weekend appointments via zoom or telephone.
Service Users already on an RCT programme can access support for a minimum donation as long as they are fully participating on a programme and have been seen by an RCT team member. We will consider peoples income when discussing donations. RCT receives no funding for the Counselling Service so we ask for donations to continue this vital service. All donations make a long and lasting difference to the work we undertake and your donation will be vital in keeping the service open.
If you are not already on a RCT programme you can still access the counselling for a fee of £25-£40 per session, depending on the level of expertise you require. You would be a priority if you are a paying client and seen within 4 weeks of first contact.
We are registered with the Counselling Directory and more information about the service can be found on the following link.
ROCHDALE Connections Trust also offer continuing professional development (CPD) days at an affordable price. Please see our CPD page for information on our upcoming training. Continuing Professional Development Training Days
Our Counselling Service is available to both adults and young people. We also have a package of support for Secondary Schools in the Rochdale Borough.