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Respect For All Counselling Service

At Respect for All we offer counselling for autistic people, for people with learning disabilities, and for their families, throughout the whole of Greater Manchester.

We serve the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester: Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside (Ashton-under-Lyne, Audenshaw, Denton, Droylsden, Dukinfield, Hyde, Mossley and Stalybridge), Trafford, and Wigan. All our counsellors have either personal or professional experience of being with our client group. We offer counselling in English and British Sign Language. We also have specialist counsellors: for example, some have expertise in play therapy.

We believe that each person is unique and has potential. We show our respect through taking the time and effort to communicate with clients at a pace and in a way that is both helpful and empowering.

Address:
Work in the community, not office based.
Telephone:
Helpline : 0161 532 4075
Sector:
Public

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