Standing on the Cliffs

For Whatever Life Throws at You


About us

Here for whatever life throws at you

We are The Counselling & Family Centre, a local charity that has been at the heart of the community for over 40 years.

From the age of 5, up through the teens and into adulthood and on, we are there For Whatever Life Throws at You.

Our main centre is based on Mayors Road in Altrincham, but we also offer appointments at the Broomwood Community Centre, Timperley, the Old Trafford Well-Being Centre in Stretford, and at the Kath Locke Centre in Manchester.                                                                      


Through Home-Start Trafford and Salford, Trafford Domestic Abuse Service and the Probation office we offer appointments to their service users at locations across Trafford, Salford and Manchester and in people's homes.

Our impact

Our doors are open to everyone - we won't turn anyone away because of where they live, how much they can afford to pay, ethnicity,  sexuality, gender, nature of the issue.  We support anyone over the age of 5 who comes to us for help: in 2018 we supported 944 people through face-to-face counselling, and many more through training and peer support. This equates to savings of nearly £970,000 to our local NHS and a social value impact of £12,289,390.    


We offer counselling for:

  • adult individuals

  • children and young people

  • families affected by addictions

  • couples

  • those affected by perinatal issues

  • family groups and

  • in schools

We offer peer support groups and a wide range of training courses for professionals, business and members of the public and we encourage people into education and employment through supported volunteering opportunities.                                                   


We also offer accessible counselling support including home visits to the most vulnerable service users.

Our locations