Joseph Sheridan-Ruddy

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Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Manchester M1 & London SE11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you an LGBTQ + individual looking to gain some clarity in life? Are you struggling with your romantic relationships or trying to make sense of your past? You might find that you feel isolated, angry and are missing out on connections with friends and family. This can suffocate the parts of your life which should bring you joy; this unhappiness can lead to further disconnect with those around you.

I am a down-to-earth, enthusiastic and non-judgmental counsellor with a wealth of experience in helping people improve their relationships, increase their self-worth and gain some clarity on their past. I want to hear your story and how it has brought you to this point, then we can make sense of all that challenges you and work towards a more fulfilling future.

I work in person from my office Manchester City Centre (London clients online only) and can also conduct sessions online, which gives me more flexibility. I offer a free, 15-minute phone call to check if we are a good match and we both have the time in our schedule. Please e-mail or call and I will aim to respond within 24 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am fully qualified in Therapeutic Counselling and a registered member of the BACP. I adhere to their ethical framework. 

I am also qualified to use Internal Family Systems therapy

I have worked with a range of people and a broad range of issues, and many have found counselling with me has helped them to reach their therapy goals such as reducing anxiety, improving mood and making positive improvements in their relationships.

I have a wealth of experience in working with the LGBTQ community through my volunteer work with the LGBT Foundation and am passionate about making counselling appropriate and accessible to all people.

I have completed further training in a range of areas, and keep my knowledge up-to-date with regular training, reading, podcasts, clinical supervision and peer supervision. Outside of work I enjoy running, music and I keep myself well and grounded (which I believe is important for therapists) with regular self-care including yoga and meditation.

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.


£55.00 - £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

£55 to £70 per session based on client earnings. 

This is based on an honesty policy- I don't ask clients to prove what they earn.

When I work

Available to offer sessions face-to-face Manchester.

I can also conduct client sessions online if this is easier 

Further information

If it sounds like you’d be interested in coming for a session please call for a 15 minute telephone consultation or e-mail if you would prefer.

49 Piccadilly, Piccadilly House, Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2AP

Online only, Kennington Lane, London, SE11 4HJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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I offer online counselling for those who would struggle to physically access the building I work from

Online platforms

Google Meet


Joseph Sheridan-Ruddy
Joseph Sheridan-Ruddy