Our services

One to one Counselling

  • A confidential one-to-one relationship of trust and respect
  • Where you can talk about your concerns and feelings, knowing that you will be respected, not judged
  • An opportunity to understand how or why you are feeling or reacting in a certain way
  • Where you can work out what to do
  • Where the counsellor may give you information relevant to what you are experiencing (e.g. what happens when we experience loss and change, relaxation, stress and anxiety management, how people have lived with Aspergers, and other sources of help)
  • Where you know that someone listens and cares

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One to one Play Therapy

  • Usually more appropriate than talk based counselling for younger clients
  • Like counselling, it’s a safe confidential place to explore difficult feelings
  • Based on play

Couples counselling/Relationships counselling

Families
We also offer family support, and can work with more than one family member in a way that suits people’s needs

Groups
We work with groups, for example, to help people deal with bullying, bereavement and hate crime, or to facilitate carers in setting up a self help support group

Aspergers Support Group
Enabling people to forge friendships, meet other people and share experiences
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Training

There is a lack of available training for counsellors in working with learning disability and autism. One of our aims is to extend skills to mainstream counselling services. Topics include Understanding Aspergers, using non-verbal communication skills, and creative and expressive therapy. We offer training days and workshops which can be tailor-made to your particular requirements. Please contact us to discuss what we can do for you.

Staff Support and Supervision

We offer:

  • Counselling Supervision to counsellors from other agencies, either as a regular contract or as one off consultations
  • Professional Supervision to people working in other settings
  • Staff support and counselling for staff who are encountering stress and loss (e.g. client death) in the course of their work

Please contact us to discuss what we can do for you

Training placement

We offer a high quality training placements to a small number of trainees. On qualification, counsellors may be assessed for paid work, or choose to remain as volunteers.
People joining the organisation have a named mentor. All counsellors have an external counselling supervisor, and benefit from peer supervision within the organisation.
Our trainees have been carefully selected for their understanding of, and ability to relate to, our client group, as at this time, we do not have the resources to guarantee the extra training and support that might be required for someone both new to counselling at Diploma level, and to the needs of the clients.

Please contact us for more information

Contracts and Commissions

We have considerable experience taking referrals from statutory services who find it difficult to provide accessible counselling support to people on the autism spectrum and learning-disabled people from within their generic service.
If you are a statutory provider eg. GP, mental health service, learning disability service seeking to make a referral, we ask for individual contracts. Please contact us for more about our fees and any other information you may need

Downloadable leaflets

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Annual reports

Annual report 2019-2020

In 2019-2020, we served 318 clients. Clients saw marked improvements in all areas, including: Ability to lead a fuller life in their community, Improved social skills, Increased assertiveness, Improved mental health, Increased self-esteem, Increased personal independence, and Improved family relationships. Ninety-six percent (19 in 20) of clients would recommend our service to a friend. In response to lockdown, we successfully shifted much of our counselling to phone or video counselling.

Download the annual report for 2019-2020 by clicking this link.

Annual report 2018-2019

In 2018-2019, we counselled 358 clients, which was 45% more than the previous year. We served all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester. Seventy percent (more than 2 in 3) of clients saw reliable improvement, and 33% (1 in 3) achieved recovery (that is, reliable improvement and clinical change). Clients saw marked improvements in all areas, including: Ability to lead a fuller life in their community, Improved social skills, Increased assertiveness, Improved mental health, Increased self-esteem, Increased personal independence, and Improved family relationships. We look forward to helping even more clients in 2019-2020 with any issues they bring to counselling.

Download the annual report for 2018-2019 by clicking this link.

Annual report 2017-2018

This year we have been able to respond to 172 referrals from all of the ten boroughs in Greater Manchester.

Overall CORE-10 and CORE-YP results showed a considerable improvement in stress levels as a result of the counselling, based on an average starting score of 18.26 reduced to an average completion score of 12.32. Overall, a 63% improvement was evidenced with clients’ relationships, independence, self-esteem, mental health, assertiveness, social skills and ability to lead a fuller life in the community.

Download the annual report for 2017-2018 by clicking this link.

Annual report 2016-2017

This year we have been able to respond to 175 referrals from seven of the ten boroughs in Greater Manchester. The vast majority of these were in one-on-one counselling, but we also delivered support groups for people on the autism spectrum.

Overall CORE-10 and CORE-YP results showed a considerable improvement in stress levels as a result of the counselling based on an average starting score of 18.6 reduced to an average completion score of 12.63. Overall, a 68% improvement was evidenced with clients’ relationships, independence, self-esteem, mental health, assertiveness, social skills and ability to lead a fuller life in the community.

Download the annual report for 2016-2017 by clicking this link.

Annual report 2015-2016

Over the last year Respect for All has provided specialist counselling to 204 adults and children who have (or care for someone who has) learning disabilities or autism.

Overall CORE-10 and CORE-YP results showed a considerable improvement in stress levels as a result of the counselling based on an average starting score of 17.90 reduced to an average completion score of 10.89. The CORE-LD evaluations show an average starting score of 16.5 and ending score of 6.43. Overall a 69% improvement was evidenced within clients’ relationships, independence, self-esteem, mental health, assertiveness, social skills and ability to lead a fuller life in the community.


Download the annual report (June 2015 – May 2016) by clicking this link.



Call us on 0161 532 4070 or email us at counselling@respectforall.org.uk