Jo Ridley

Jo Ridley


0151 3458066 / 07810 887471

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About me

I am an experienced person-centred counsellor and supervisor working in South Liverpool, qualified since 1998, working with individuals and couples. My down-to-earth yet professional approach can enable people to feel able to begin exploring their difficulties and move to a place of greater clarity.

The person-centre approach to counselling is powerful because it gives us the opportunity to be heard and to explore our difficulties in a safe and non-judgemental space, creating the conditions for us to contact our inner resources and come to a greater understanding of our situation. This can enable us to grow towards a more satisfying way of living and being.

Counselling has been of great benefit to me in my own life in that it has helped me to grow in confidence and self belief, as well improving my relationships with others.

I have over twenty years experience of working in the social care field, including work in mental health, addictions, work with women, homeless people, people with learning disabilities, offenders and elderly people.

In addition to working in my private counselling practice since 2008, I have gained my counselling experience working in an addictions treatment centre, for Rape Crisis, Victim Support, and within a university counselling service. I currently work part-time as a staff counsellor in NHS occupational health services.

I offer individual and couples therapy. I am also a qualified and experienced Counselling Supervisor, and Group Facilitator, although I am not currently running a group in my private practice.

I am an accredited member of the BACP, and as such I am guided by and work within their ethical framework. I offer a professional confidential service.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Honours) Degree in English (1992)
  • Advanced Cerificate in Counselling (1996)
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling (1998)
  • BACP Accredited (2010)
  • Post Graduate Cert in Counselling Supervision (2013)

Other training:

  • Interpersonal Group Therapy (2007)
  • Twelve Step Facilitation (2008)
  • Essential Gestalt (2009)
  • Transactional Analysis (101) (2012)
  • Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy (2014)
  • Group Facilitation (Nick Totton) (2015)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Oppression & Discrimination;
Work with Women;
Survivors of Sexual Abuse;

Family estrangement;


Individuals £50 per hour

Couples £65 per hour

Maps & Directions

Liverpool, L18

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays. Latest slot available 6pm.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a person-centred supervisor with 6 years counselling-supervision experience. .

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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