Paul Thorley-Ryder Counselling, EMDR and Supervision

Paul Thorley-Ryder   Counselling, EMDR and Supervision

244 Deansgate
Greater Manchester

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About me

My name is Paul and I am here to help you 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 - contact me to arrange a session and start working on change.

Sessions are usually face to face, weekly for 50 minutes. In certain circumsances I work over the phone. 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 to change or make new choices. I offer short term therapy if appropriate, and also can provide longer term therapy, 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 ethical 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 with your requirement and aims, and explore how working together can help you with the difficulties you face today.

The first session will involve us assessing your situation, outlining your needs and taking some basic information before we proceed with therapy sessions. You will have the opportunity to ask me questions about how therapy with me works, and what can be achieved in your case. If it arises that counselling is not suitable for you or your situation, I will assist you in taking the next steps to find what you need. This session is charged at the normal rate.

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

IN A CRISIS? If you are experiencing severe distress, and are at risk right now of hurting yourself, unfortunately I am unable to support you outside of office hours, or offer crisis support.

Call 111 for urgent advice from an NHS professional or 999 if you are in immediate risk of harm, or need urgent attention. You can also go to Accident and Emergency if you are at risk and without support.

Some useful resources:

The Samaritans -  116 123 -  If you need to talk right away. 24/7


The Sanctuary – non-residential Crisis House 8pm-6am - with locations in Greater Manchester, Wigan & Leigh and Bolton, open every day throughout the year :                0161 637 0808

Training, qualifications & experience

2018- EMDR Masterclass Trained

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.


Full time therapist in various mental health services, in Lancashire, Manchester and Yorkshire since 2010.

Clinical supervision of counsellors and psychotherapists working in private practice, NHS workplace settings and counsellors on BACP accredited HE training courses.

Supervision and mentoring of trainee counsellors in the workplace, and on Degree and   Masters Degree programmes of counselling practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Face-to-face counselling/EMDR - 50 minute session, £45

Supervision - £60 for 1.5 hours (face to face or online) (£40 per hour)

Payment is to be made before the session by bank transfer and is not refundable if less than 48 hours notice is given.

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: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Disabled Car Parking bays on street opposite venue, and 24 bays, Close by at Great Northern Car Parking, Deansgate


Face to Face sessions available Mon-Fri 9-5 Telephone sessions in certain circumstances by arrangement.

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a qualified counselling supervisor.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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