Susan Ridge Person-centred/humanistic counsellor , M1

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Hello. I have over 21 years' experience as a counsellor.  For 18 of those I worked in the NHS, in GP surgeries.  Three years ago,I decided to leave the NHS and set up a private practice.  Currently, I also work one day a week in an Occupational Health setting.

I have a nursing background.  In 1988, I qualified as a Registered General Nurse and as I enjoyed my mental health placement the most, I then decided to train as a Registered Mental Nurse,  I worked as a staff nurse for 5 years whilst doing my counselling qualifications.

I'm dedicated and committed to my clients and the counselling process.  I'm passionate about my work and aim to help you make changes in your life in the ways that feel right for you.  I believe that counselling can help you (and that I can help) by providing a safe environment where you can explore your concerns and worries.  I aim to be understanding, non-judgmental and real.  The counselling session is your time to discuss what you would like, in your own way, and for us to develop a strong therapeutic relationship which can become the foundation for change as we work together. 

I have taught on counselling courses and written articles about counselling which have been published in counselling journals.  I also supervise other counsellor's work.

Training and qualifications

Diploma in Counselling - Manchester Metropolitan University - 1993

PhD in Counselling - Manchester Metropolitan University - 1997

Diploma in Counselling Supervision - Person-Centred Counselling Services - 2000


Registered General Nursing - 1988

Registered Mental Nursing - 1990


I charge between £40 and £55 per session.

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Types of therapy:
Person-centred/humanistic Issues often worked with:
BereavementDepressionFamily issuesAnxietyCouple relationships

Within one week Therapy offered:
In person Client groups:
IndividualsCouplesAdolescents Member organisations:
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Ducie Street, M1 2JW
Susan Ridge Counselling
244 Ducie Street
Greater Manchester
M1 2JW

Deansgate, M3 4BQ
Susan Ridge Counselling
244 Deansgate
Greater Manchester
M3 4BQ