Bernadette Ridge

Bernadette Ridge

Glasgow
South Lanarkshire
G73

07825 880309

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Glasgow
South Lanarkshire
G73

07825 880309

About me

You may be feeling anxious, depressed or having relationship issues. Or you may be confused as to how you are feeling, you're just tired of pretending everything is ok and want to feel better. You may have tried talking to friends or family and found it hasn't helped you feel better. At times like these, seeing a counsellor or psychotherapist can help you unburden yourself in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space.

How can counselling help you

Everyone can gain a lot from discovering more about themselves through counselling and psychotherapy. Having the chance to explore your patterns of feelings and behaviours, and those experiences and memories which impact on you and your relationships, can be transforming.

People often seek out counselling and psychotherapy when they are in emotional distress or have a specific issue they want to address. Therapy during a crisis can help ease symptoms and enable you to get back to living the life you want. Each person is individual, and your experience of counselling will be unique to you.

My approach is Person-centred

Person-centred counselling is based on a deep respect for the person, and the belief that the relationship between counsellor and client is of primary importance. As a person-centered therapist I believe that it is the client who knows best what hurts, that the client has within herself or himself the capacity to begin a healing process and that that process can be helped to unfold within the safe, nonjudgmental, understanding type of relationship that person-centred counsellors are trained to offer.

Person-centred counsellors believe certain qualities are essential to create a safe, supportive and challenging therapeutic environment, including:

  • A deep acceptance.
  • A willingness to understand.
  • A commitment to being genuine in our relationship.
  • These qualities, offered professionally and consistently, are the central and distinctive characteristics of the Person-Centred Approach to Therapy.

How I can help you

My aim is to establish a warm, mutually respectful working relationship between us to allow us to explore together what has brought you to therapy and anything else that may arise during our time together, accepting you wherever you may be. This gives the potential for a healing experience that will increase awareness and understanding, while at the same time empowering you to make healthy choices.

I am passionate about my profession and have found my vocation in life with my counselling work.

Previous client's feedback - "You make me feel that I am the only person you work with."

How do I get started?

Phone or email me to arrange an initial 15-minute telephone consultation.
During this session, you will have the chance to talk about what has made you look for counselling/support. It will also give you the chance to decide whether I am the counsellor for you and ask any questions that you may have.
Arrangements for ongoing sessions will be made at this point.

How much does it cost?

Sessions last 50-60 minutes at a cost of £40 per session.

Where will I go for my sessions?

My Private Practice - I work from home in the Rutherglen area of Glasgow.

Is there wheelchair access - Yes

For futher information contact - www.bridgecounsellingglasgow.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified from Strathclyde University with a Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling. I am a fully registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to its ethical framework. I am also a member of Person-centred therapy Scotland. I receive regular supervision and undertake continuous personal development.

I work voluntary at the Tom Allan Centre in Glasgow, which is a donation based counselling agency, where I have seen a wide variety of clients from all walks of life. I have also received additional training and attend regular CPD workshops to keep my skills and knowledge up-to-date.

My approach is Person-centred which means I will strive to be deeply understanding, accepting and genuine. I'll provide a safe environment in which I will listen very carefully to you, offer you unconditional support, value your experience and use that as a basis of all our work.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Therapies offered

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  • Therapy room

Fees

Each session is 50 minutes and charged at a rate of £40 per session.

Further information

Phone or email me to arrange an initial free 15-minute telephone consultation. During this session, you will have the chance to talk about what has made you look for counselling/support. It will give you the chance to decide whether I am the counsellor for you and ask any questions that you may have.

Arrangements for on-going sessions will be made at this point.

For futher information contact - www.bridgecounsellingglasgow.co.uk

Maps & Directions

Glasgow, G73

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

Flexible

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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