Older Adult Psychology Services

We provide psychology, counselling and mental health occupational therapy services to people in later life experiencing psychological and emotional difficulties specifically associated with ageing or age-related needs. We also provide therapy to younger people, who may be presenting with an age-related mental health problems.

Who can be referred to us?

Any person experiencing moderate to severe psychological and emotional distress associated with the later-life ageing process or later life needs and difficulties. We also see younger people who themselves are experiencing later life-type difficulties, e.g. Parkinson’s disease, early stages of dementia, carer stress due to  caring for a person with dementia or later life issues.

Typical presentations may include difficulties with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Fear of falling or mobility issues
  • Family & relationship problems
  • Adjustment to physical & sensory health problems
  • Low confidence/ self-esteem
  • Adjustment to Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
  • Adjustment to change of role/Retirement
  • Bereavement or unresolved grief
  • Insomnia
  • Fear of death
  • Carer stress
  • Activities of daily living or decreased activity levels

Who can make referrals?

Most of our referrals come from GPs. We also accept referrals from other statutory and non-statutory organisations, including Six Degrees Social Enterprise, Salford Primary Care Psychology Service, CMHTs, Intermediate Care, CAST, practice nurses, district nurses, integrated care teams, community health trainers, Age UK, and carers’ centres.

Referring patients suffering with memory problems

We will accept referrals for patients with mild memory problems. However if you feel your client requires an assessment in order to determine a diagnosis, please refer to the Memory Assessment and Treatment Service (MATS) based at Woodlands Community Mental Health Team.