Bernie Ryder

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Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I'm Bernie Ryder, an experienced Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Member of the BACP. I have over 25 years of counselling skills and an unwavering commitment to making sure each client finds my sessions useful. I understand that life's journey can be filled with challenges and uncertainties and believe that seeking support and guidance during these times is a courageous step.

I help you navigate your emotions and I am here to listen and guide you to your unlimited possibilities. I encourage self-expression and personal growth, always. No matter what your background is, I am here to help. I speak with people from all walks of life and all age groups.

I offer face-to-face and online counselling sessions in Leeds. Regardless of the session type, my aim is to create an environment that is safe and non-judgemental, I will try my best to make you feel at ease.

Whether you're facing anxiety, depression, can't let go of the past, have uncertainty around your future or you're purely feeling stuck, I can help you. My approach depends on your needs and there is no pressure to open up, we go at a pace that suits you.

I will help you overcome obstacles, find inner peace and clarity and lead a more fulfilling life. My counselling sessions are designed to help you gain insights, develop coping strategies and preventative measures to triggers and embrace and encourage positive change.

To find out more, you can visit my website. It clearly explains my counselling styles, my approach and my values. It also highlights my services and testimonials from previous clients if you wish to read them.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • 25 years of counselling skills
  • Diploma in Higher Education, Therapeutic Counselling
  • Interpersonal and counselling skills
  • DBS checked
  • Mental health first aider
  • Trained in safeguarding and child protection

Member organisations

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Creative Counselling


£48.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£48 per online session, £65 per in-person session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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.

Lift available. Parking available.

Online platforms

Google Meet