Judith Ridley

Judith Ridley

Ramsay House
Glenalmond College

07909 914484 / 07909 914484

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Ramsay House
Glenalmond College

07909 914484 / 07909 914484

About me

I am a Gestalt therapist working in private practice in Perthshire.  I offer therapy from my home in the tranquil setting of Glenalmond.

What is Gestalt Therapy?

Gestalt is a wonderfully relational and holistic form of therapy. As as Gestalt therapist I understand that every aspect of yourself and your life is relevant to how you currently feel and to what you are wanting to change. By exploring your current situation in the context of our relationship together we will come to see how past experiences may be continuing to influence how you feel today and causing you distress or diminishing your ability to enjoy life.

It may be that you are having relationship difficulties or are struggling to cope with a specific event or situation. It may be that your concern relates more generally to your life and the way you are in the world.  Therapy offers you a confidential space where you can talk and be heard and understood in a non-judgemental way.  This process allows you to hear, understand and value yourself...perhaps for the first time.

You might not know at the outset how long you will need or what exactly the work will be about. The only thing you may be certain of is that you want things to change.  I can offer long or short term therapy depending on your needs, your situation and personal preferences.  Sessions are usually weekly and last for 1 hour.

Once you phone or e-mail me, I will listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have and we can arrange an initial appointment.    If we decide to work together then we will contract for six sessions, at the end of which we will review progress and re contract accordingly.

Choosing the right therapist is an important step and I include a link to a website which may offer you some guidance at this point. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Psychology and Health Science
  • Cert Couple Counselling (3 yr training with Relate)
  • Foundation in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling/Psychotherapy (1 yr training with BCPC)
  • Diploma in Gestalt Therapy (3 yr training with Edinburgh Gestalt Institute)
  • Member of GPTI (Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute)
  • Working towards accreditation with UKCP (United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists)

My initial training was in couple counselling (Relate) an area I worked in from 1999 to 2005.
After that I worked with adults, couples and adolescents, in both voluntary and employed capacities.
I trained in Psychotherapy with the
Edinburgh Gestalt Institute and am currently working in private practice and working towards accreditation with UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy)

I am a member of GPTI (Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute), and I work to their code of ethical practice.  http://www.gpti.org.uk/pdf/codeofethics2010.pdf.

I have full professional indemnity insurance.


I charge £45 for a one hour session.

Further information

Glenalmond is located approximately 25 minutes driving from the centre of Perth and 20 minutes from the centre of Crieff.

Maps & Directions

Perth, PH1 3RY

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Older adults
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