Dr Susan Ridge PhD MBACP (Snr.Accred.)
I qualified to practice as a counsellor in 1993 and I have over 20 years experience of working in that role, mainly in the NHS. I have a wide range of experience in counselling, training and supervision. I really believe that counselling can help you by giving you a place to explore your concerns and worries, in a safe, trusting environment.
I'm here to support you so that you can make change happen. I'm committed to my clients and the counselling process.
Who I work with I work with clients with depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss issues, sexual, physical and emotional abuse, relationship difficulties, stress, bullying, low self-confidence and low self-esteem and health related issues. I aim to be understanding, non-judgmental and down to earth.
The counselling session is your time to discuss what you want to, in your own way. It provides the space for us to develop a strong therapeutic relationship that can become the foundation for change as we work together.
Experience I now have my own private counselling practice. Previously, I worked for 18 years in the NHS in GP surgeries, in a college (as a student/staff counsellor) and for a local community centre. I have taught on counselling courses and written published articles in counselling journals.
I have a PhD in counselling and come from a professional nursing background, both general and mental health (RGN and RMN).
I'm a Senior Accredited Member of BACP and fully qualified as a supervisor for other counsellors.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling - Manchester Metropolitan University - 1993.
PhD Counselling - Manchester Metropolitan University - 1997.
Diploma in Counselling Supervision - Person-Centred Counselling Services - 2000.
Registered General Nursing - 1988.
Registered Mental Nursing - 1990.
Counsellor (including teaching), City College Manchester, 1995-1999
Counsellor, Boundary House Medical Centre, Sale, 1993-1999
Senior Counsellor, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Trust, 1999-June 2011.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I charge between £40 and £55.
- I offer concessions for key workers
My counselling room is just off Oxford Road in central Manchester.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Hello. I have 21 years experience of working as a counsellor and 14 as a supervisor. I am a person-centred supervisor and offer supportive and non-judgmental supervision.View supervision profile