Rochdale Connections Trust

Rochdale Connections Trust

Rochdale Connections Trust
Connections House
60 Drake Street
OL16 1PA

01706 345111

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Rochdale Connections Trust
Connections House
60 Drake Street
OL16 1PA

01706 345111

About us

Rochdale Connections Trust is a highly experienced specialist provider of Counselling Services across the Rochdale Borough.

Our volunteers and staff are passionate and committed to helping people overcome difficulties they may be experiencing through a range of therapy techniques. Our counsellors are highly experienced; each possessing a specialist viewpoint and skillset. 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-judgemental, empathic and accessible means to allow an individual to find a way forward.

RCT receives no funding for the Counselling Service so we ask for donations from service users to continue this vital service. All donations make a long and lasting difference to the work we undertake and donation's will be vital in keeping the service open. We offer a free counselling service to individuals across Greater Manchester that are already completing an RCT programme and may not be able to self-fund therapeutic intervention.

​If you are not already on a RCT programme you can still access the counselling for a fee of £25 per session. You would be a priority if you are a private client and seen within 4 weeks of first contact.

We also offer access to employers to purchase when they are concerned about the mental health and well-being of one of their employees. Indeed, mental ill-health costs the UK economy an estimated £70 billion a year or 4.5 per cent of GDP. By providing employees with a free, confidential support intervention package is increasingly being viewed as part of an employer’s duty of care and may even provide protection from prosecution.

All monies raised through our Commercial Counselling service is reinvested into the Charity, allowing us to continue our much needed work with those in greatest need living across Rochdale.

If you would like to access Counselling please telephone our friendly staff on 01706 345111. We will take basic details and arrange for you to have a counselling assessment at our premises on Drake Street.

Training, qualifications & experience

We have a team of experienced Counsellors each with a range of different qualifications, ensuring the most appropriate Counsellor is assigned to each individual client. Counsellors are Level 4 to Level 7 accredited and are fully trained in Counselling and Psychotherapy along with other modalities of therapy including Person Centred, CBT, Mindfulness, Expressive Therapy and Solution Focussed approaches. All Counsellor's have received Suicide Prevention Training.

Our Counselling Coordinator is responsible for allocating the most suitable Counsellor to an individual client alongside monitoring and supervising the team of Counsellors. Qualified at Level 5 in Management and Leadership, she ensures the service is well-led and ensures the best service-offer to clients. She is currently working towards her MSC in Counselling and Psychotherapy and is Level 7 accredited in Counselling and Psychotherapy with over 750 client hours experience. She works as an Integrative counsellor, blending different methods of counselling according to clients needs.  In addition she has mentored/supervised a number of trainee therapists on placement and works alongside Universities and Colleges to offer further opportunities and support.

We have offered Counselling for over 5 years, working with over 300 individuals affected by Domestic Violence and Abuse; Bereavement and Loss, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD and Work-place Stress to name but a few.

All our Counsellors work within BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to the guidelines of safe-guarding and confidentiality.

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RCT Participants

In house referrals can be taken for participations that are already accessing an RCT programme. Donations will be taken on a sliding scale. We will consider peoples income when discussing donations.

Non RCT participants

We accept external referrals for anyone wanting to access the Counselling Service. All external referrals will be at a set rate of £25 per session. Clients paying the set rate will be seen and paired with a therapist within 4 weeks. If you would like to refer into the counselling service please contact us on 01706 345111

Company's and Businesses

Rochdale Connections Trust are offering a programme of ten weekly one-hour sessions, at their independent counselling rooms located at Connections House, 60 Drake Street, Rochdale, Lancs, OL16 1PA, with an additional free initial assessment for the set price of £450 inclusive of VAT. Referrals can be taken immediately and the initial assessment will be undertaken within 2 weeks.

Subsequent sessions can be purchased in 6 weekly blocks at the reduced rate of £250, inclusive of VAT.

Further information

We are able to provide awareness raising sessions to individuals or groups to share information of the service and what clients can expect from sessions.

If you have any questions or would like to make an enquiry please contact a member of the Counselling Team on 01706 345111.

Maps & Directions

Rochdale, OL16 1PA

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday We can offer late appointments to paying clients and businesses

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme