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Joseph Sheridan-Ruddy MBACP

Prestwich M25 & Manchester City Centre M1
07522 120956 07522 120956
Prestwich M25 & Manchester City Centre M1

About me

Warm, motivated and friendly counsellor working in Manchester City Centre & Prestwich.

Are you struggling to make sense of things? Stuck in a rut and wanting to make some changes? Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed with anxiety, or lacking motivation?

I offer a non-judgmental, supportive space for you to bring any issues which are impacting on your life; together we can understand what's going on for you and work towards finding and achieving your goals.

I appreciate that it can be difficult opening up to a person who you trust, never mind a complete stranger. For this reason I place a lot of emphasis on building a safe and containing therapeutic relationship which may help you make the best use of therapy. Many find that my enthusiastic and personable personality helps the process.

I work in a person-centered way, which means that I place your needs, your beliefs and your decisions at the center of our work together in a respectful and empathic way.

I offer appointments face-to-face in Manchester City Centre and at Prestwich Holistic Centre. I am also now offering online counselling for those who would prefer this approach, or for times when isolation/shielding is necessary. Online therapy can be just as effective as face-to-face, provided adaptations are made, and enables counselling to be more accessible during these uncertain times.

If you are considering counselling, please contact me by email or phone to have a chat about how we can make therapy work for you.


Training, qualifications & experience

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

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 people of all genders, sexual orientations and identities.

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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy


£50 per 50 minute session.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

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.

Prestwich Holistic Centre
2B Mather Avenue
Greater Manchester
M25 0LA

Piccadilly House
49 Piccadilly
Manchester City Centre
M1 2AP

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

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


Available to offer sessions face-to-face and remotely.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Joseph Sheridan-Ruddy MBACP

Joseph Sheridan-Ruddy MBACP