Jo Ridley

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Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 9AA
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About me

Hi my name’s Jo. I qualified as a therapist in 1998 so have over 25 years’ experience of practising as a therapist, with both individuals and couples. I am also clinical supervisor since 2013, working with other counsellors to support them with their practice.

I have had a private psychotherapy practice since 2008, in which I have worked with a broad range of issues including relationship difficulties, stress, abuse, loss, bereavement, anxiety & depression.  I have a particular interest in and in-depth experience of working with trauma – both current and historical. My focus is on therapeutic relational healing work. 

I’m passionate about working alongside people to explore what’s difficult, build resilience, help you reach your potential and live, a fulfilled happy life. 

In addition to private practice I have also worked as therapist in the NHS, in a university setting, in addictions services, in rape & sexual abuse services, and also for Victim Support. 

Whatever you are finding difficult in life, if you are experiencing mental or emotional distress, anxiety, depression or finding relationships problematic, then I’d be happy to meet with you to discuss the possibility of us working together to explore these issues and to find a way through. Please do contact me if you’d like to arrange an initial free 20minute consultation.

I work on-line and also face-to-face at my therapy practice on Rodney St in Liverpool. 

I am an accredited member of the BACP, and as such I am bound by their ethical framework. 

Training, qualifications & experience

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

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

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Oppression & Discrimination
  • Work with Women
  • Survivors of Sexual Abuse
  • Family Estrangement

Photos & videos


£55.00 - £75.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

Sliding scale of fees depending on household income & financial circumstances - further information provided upon enquiry

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Latest slot 5pm

Rodney Chambers, 40 Rodney St, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 9AA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Access for wheelchair users is via the back of the building at 40 Rodney St. There are disabled toilets

Online platforms



In person

My style of supervision is based fundamentally on a relational and process-centred approach.

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