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Shelley Maddocks

Manchester M23 & Sale M33 07773 062404 07773 062404
Manchester M23 & Sale M33
07773 062404 07773 062404

About us

Try Talking Ltd is a person centred counselling service established to provide support during life changing events that impact our identity and sense of who we are, potentially causing feelings of loss, instability and confusion.

Life changing events can be voluntary, such as changing your career, or they can also be unplanned, such as an injury that prevents you pursuing the sport you love, either way the change may take some getting used to.

The therapy offered by Try Talking will encourage you to talk about what you are going through, explore feelings, thoughts and reflect on behaviours that will hopefully enable you to process what has or is happening and help you adjust.

Try Talking believe dealing with life changing events to be a personal process and whether planned or not it may take a concerted effort to come to terms with. As a result the counselling session content will be led by you and Try Talking will offer a confidential and supportive relationship within which you can trust and feel safe.

Try Talking aims to support you through your process of change to the point at which you feel stable, confident and most importantly, yourself.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Hons Psychology and Counselling
  • BSc Hons Quality Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Currently undertaking a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Member organisations *


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sports related issues

Being a sports person whether amateur or professional requires dedication, commitment and sacrifice, varying depending on how important our chosen sport is to us as an individual and to us within our social network.

But what if all the benefits of sport and physical activities are taken away from you through injury, work commitments, your age, your face not fitting or many other reasons individual to you, how will you deal with it?

Try Talking counselling is here to help you through this process in preparation to ease your transition, during a period of injury or once you have retired and you are rebuilding.

eSports issues

If you consider yourself part of the e-Sport or video game culture, whether you prefer multiplayer games with your mates or you have dedicate your life to making gaming your profession, your gaming maybe effecting your mental health.

In the highly competitive environment of e-Sports it’s no surprise that maintaining your gaming status, handling stresses of competition and coping with the highs and lows of performances, can take its strain on gamers.

Try Talking recognises the significance of e-sports in your life and offers independent and confidential support to those who are struggling.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Person-centred therapy

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Sessions are typically £50, but a discounted rate can be agreed for block bookings.

Try Talking also aims to partner with sporting organisations to provide members and coaching staff with mental health support. Partnership agreements include negotiated fees depending on clinic hosting and other terms.

2A Curzon Road
Greater Manchester
M33 7DR

Greater Manchester

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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

My Sale practice is upstairs.


Appointments are available Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9am until 8pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


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