Welcome to Oakwood Psychology Services

We are a not-for-profit social enterprise, providing evidence-based psychological therapies for private and NHS clients, for effective help with a range of issues.

Therapy is offered in-person in Stockport and Manchester. We also offer counselling by telephone, email or instant chat.

Our Manchester City Centre clinic now has availability on Wednesday evenings for private clients.  To book an appointment at either of our locations, click here or ring the office on 0161 456 6799.

For more information on our NHS Eating Disorder Service, click here. We also offer training placements, CPD, and supervision for therapy professionals.

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About Our Service

We use a variety of personally tailored approaches including, but not limited to:

  • Cognitive behaviour therapy
  • Integrative psychotherapy
  • EMDR therapy
  • Person-centred counselling
  • Solution-focussed therapy
  • Psychoeducation courses
  • Guided self help groups
  • Dramatherapy
  • Creative arts therapies

Areas We Can Help You With

  • Abuse
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Cancer
  • Child-related issues
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders and weight distress issues
  • Health-related issues
  • Identity problems
  • Infertility
  • Loss
  • Mental health
  • Personal development
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Redundancy
  • Relationships
  • Self esteem
  • Self harm
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Weight management
  • Work-related issues
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Oakwood Psychology Services offers individual, couples, family and group options. Our psychologists and counsellors are professionally qualified and knowledgeable. We offer a confidential and supportive environment for you to explore difficulties in life, and to develop opportunities for change, healing and growth.

There may a particular current issue you wish to bring to therapy. Or perhaps you wish to look at how past experiences may be affecting your life. Whatever your motivation or issue, we provide a safe place where you can talk to a skilled therapist, who will help you reflect, explore and heal.

online telephone counsellingWe offer online and telephone counselling sessions to individuals for a wide range of psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. Working online or via telephone can be particularly useful for people with disabilities, or those with limited availability or travel restrictions.

Our qualified and experienced therapists offer a confidential and supportive atmosphere in which you are able to explore your thoughts and feelings and look at opportunities for change and development. Depending on what feels right for you in each session, our services can be delivered via telephone or online using a mixture of email, instant messaging, webcam, or webphone. For more information visit our telephone and online counselling page.

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Oakwood Psychology Services offers therapist training, CPD, supervision and placements. Click on the highlighted areas for more information about our placement programme or about supervision.

To be added onto our mailing list for notification of training or CPD events, please contact Natasha Howells on 0161 456 6799, or email nhowells@oakwoodgroup.org.

dreamstime_oak_sapling_freeWe are currently looking for volunteers to run weekly activities, such as arts and crafts, calligraphy, poetry club, patchwork or similar.

If you have any skills or interests that you would like to share and can spare an hour or so per week, we would love to hear from you. All volunteers will need a DBS check, although we can discuss this when you enquire. Please call Joanne Blezard on 0161 456 6799 or email jblezard@oakwoodgroup.org for more information.

Why Choose Us

  • We are a BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) Member organisation.
  • All our therapists are registered with BACP or HCPC.
  • We are passionate about supporting emotional well-being and reducing stigma around mental health.
  • We have a Dietician on hand for patients with eating disorders.
  • We have minimal waiting times for private clients.
  • We are based in convenient locations in Stockport and City Centre Manchester near public transportation and with a private car park at our main office.
  • We are a not-for-profit social enterprise.
  • We carry out highly selective recruitment processes for all staff and trainees.
  • We are HSCIC Information Governance Level 2 compliant.

What Our Clients Say

“It has been a great experience for me, everything went smoothly, and I felt the one-to-one contact was very helpful.”
“When you come here you believe that you are able to get better.”
“Telephone therapy has been so much more helpful than I could have imagined as it allows you to feel safe in your own space when discussing difficult things. I have opened up much more than I would if I was in the same room as a therapist.”
“My therapist was very easy to talk to – empathy in abundance.”
“They made me feel relaxed and very comfortable in talking about my problems.”
“I have enjoyed being able to ‘vent my spleen’ to someone other than family. My counsellor listened to me and made logical comments to assist me dealing with issues that affect my eating habits.”
“I have seen other therapists in the past, but E has been the only one to help me change. I’m very grateful and feel completely different after our sessions.”
“I am eternally grateful and there is nothing I would do to improve the services.”
“I could not have done it without my therapist.”
“I think it is a great service. I am very thankful for everything you have done for me.”
“My therapist helped me find distance from the eating disorder and find myself again.”
“[I was supported as a carer and] someone who was lost and at breaking point. This service allowed and encouraged me to care for myself more and not just look at everything in terms of what the sufferer needs.”
“Excellent service. Wish I had done it years ago.”
“Thank you! You really helped me.”
“My therapist was very understanding with brilliant ideas, also the room the sessions were held in was very homely and had a good atmosphere.”
“Friendly staff… amazing. Very understanding with no judgement.”
“I just want to say thank you for helping me save my life. I don’t want to think about where I’d be without Oakwood’s help, so thank you!!”
“I thought the service was excellent. I felt my therapist really cared for me and I didn’t feel at all judged for what I was going through, allowing me to be really honest.”
“This experience has been incredibly helpful to me, physically, emotionally and mentally. I have felt very understood and relaxed about opening up about my issues… I think the fact that you can also have your appointment on the phone to be very useful and helpful too.”
“The counselling sessions have been initially difficult but ultimately very rewarding. It’s not easy looking at yourself in the mirror and accepting what you see.”