Shelley Maddocks

2A Curzon Road
Greater Manchester
M33 7DR

Greater Manchester

07773 062404

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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

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Other areas of counselling we 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.

Photos & videos

  • Try Talking logo
  • Troubling you advert


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.

Maps & Directions

Sale, M33 7DR
Manchester, M23

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

My Sale practice is upstairs.


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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults