Caroline Abbey

Caroline Abbey

Optimum Wellbeing Practice Ltd
Executive Suite (3rd Floor), Peter House
Oxford Street
M1 5AN

0779 397 3807

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Optimum Wellbeing Practice Ltd
Executive Suite (3rd Floor), Peter House
Oxford Street
M1 5AN

0779 397 3807

About me

I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist and have been working for many years in a number of different settings, including  NHS Primary Care,  women's domestic violence support, and counselling young people.

In those years I have helped many men and women from all ages and backgrounds experiencing difficulties with bereavement, relationship and family problems, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. I have also helped clients with  behavioural concerns such as substance abuse, phobias, self-harm and deeper concerns resulting from past and present neglect and abuse.

I offer a mixture of person-centred therapy , compassion focused therapy and mindfulness based therapy to help my clients gain a better understanding of themselves, feel more empowered and resourceful, and gain more control over their unwanted behaviours.

I believe that all people have the potential to live full and happy lives but from time to time we become held back or overwhelmed by our life experiences. Hopefully, working together in an empathic and non-judgemental way, I can help you overcome these difficulties and find a way forward.

My offices are conveniently located on Oxford St in central Manchester, close to cafes, shops, train and Metrolink . The office is easily accessible, but secluded and quiet, and provides a safe and confidential environment where we can discuss your difficulties.

I work with both individuals and couples, and offer daytime, evening and weekend sessions. I am also happy to work on-line using Skype and I offer a free initial consultation

Training, qualifications & experience

My Qualifications Include :

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Other Training includes :

  • Teaching Mindfulness to clients
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Couples Counselling
  • Working with People who Self-Harm
  • Helping victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse
  • Use of Pharmaceuticals for Mental Health

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£65 per session or £360 for a block of 6 sessions. Couples £80 per session or £450 fro a block of 6 sessions

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M1 5AN

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Our practice is open from 8 until 8 Monday to Friday and Saturday morning.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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