Paul Thorley-Ryder Counselling, EMDR and Supervision

Paul Thorley-Ryder   Counselling, EMDR and Supervision

244 Deansgate
Greater Manchester

07743 949243

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244 Deansgate
Greater Manchester

07743 949243

About me

My name is Paul and I am here to help you learn to cope and understand how you think, feel and act. So you can make the positive changes in your life that you've been thinking about and hoping for. I am a professionally qualified, BACP-accredited and registered counsellor with 10 years’ experience. I can help with a range of problems and issues - please call me to discuss your situation. I'm happy to give a free phone consultation to safely ensure we can work together.

Sessions are usually face to face, weekly for around an hour, or we can work online, by phone or via email or instant messaging. However, I find that face to face sessions are most beneficial to clients, so this is recommended wherever possible.

Your work will centre around your development of awareness, and this is a process that I will support you with - giving the encouragement, learning space for you to acquire the insight and skills you need. It may be short term, lasting two or three sessions, or it may involve regular meetings for a number of months, depending on the complexity of your situation and what you want from the work we do together.

​When I work with you as your counsellor, I will provide you with a confidential and safe space to talk about your problem or issue without judgement. I am an accredited therapist with several years experience in mental health settings, however I am also trained in EMDR, Gestalt therapy, Mindfulness, and Hypnosis.​

Contact me when you feel you want to discuss your needs or aims. We can explore how working together can help you with the difficulties you face today.

I am also a qualified counselling supervisor and can offer integrative/humanistic counselling supervision. I can also offer systemic and learning cycle approaches to supervision for professionals from other disciplines and fields of work. Please call me to discuss how I can support your well-being at work whilst enhancing your reflection and development in your ethical and professional practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

2008- The Manchester College, Level IV Diploma in Counselling Theory and Practice

2015-University of York St John, Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision.

BACP Accredited.


Two years working in probation/offender rehabilitation and education

Two years working in substance misuse and recovery from chemical dependency

One year working in voluntary sector/charities

4 years working in NHS/primary care mental health services, in Lancashire, Manchester and Yorkshire.

Clinical supervision of counsellors and psychotherapists working in NHS workplace settings.

In 2015 I joined the Leeds University supervisors network and became involved in the supervision and mentoring of trainee counsellors /counselling students.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Face-to-face counselling/EMDR - 50 minute session, £40

EMDR 90 minute session, £50

Telephone/online counselling - 50 minute session, £35

Supervision - £40 per hour/£50 for 1.5 hours (face to face or online)

Further information

I am an Accredited and Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M3

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Face to Face sessions available weekdays 8am - 3pm. Telephone and online Sessions can be arranged up till 8pm Mon-Fri and Saturday mornings.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a qualified counselling supervisor.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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