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About us

Protem Counselling is a Didsbury-based counselling service founded on Christian principles. Over our 27-year history, Protem Counselling has positively impacted thousands of peoples’ lives.

Protem offers impartial and non-judgemental counselling to all – Christians, people of other faiths and people of no faith. We believe in the uniqueness of each individual, and respect each person’s right to form their own values.

Affiliated to the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), Protem operates to the highest standards of professional and ethical practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

Currently, we have a team of 16 counsellors all of whom are professionally trained and registered with a recognised professional body for counselling and psychotherapy (e.g. ACC, BACP). At times, we take on fully-supervised trainees who are in the final stages of their training on a recognised and approved counsellor training course.

Our counsellors hold a range of qualifications in counselling, supervision and pastoral care covering a number of different approaches to counselling. We work to the highest ethical and professional standards adhering to the ethical frameworks of ACC and BACP.

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


Association for Christian Counsellors

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Our policy is never to turn someone away based on the ability to pay. We operate a sliding fee scale based on income so what you pay will be based on what you can afford. The fee is usually discussed and agreed at assessment stage.

The counselling fee is paid to the counsellor in cash or by cheque at the end of each session.


Monday - Friday 9.00am-8.00pm Saturday 9.00am-2.00pm

Greater Manchester

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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