Dr Susan Ridge PhD MBACP (Snr.Accred.)

Dr Susan Ridge PhD MBACP (Snr.Accred.)

8 Lower Ormond Street
Greater Manchester


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About me

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.

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


I charge between £40 and £55.

  • I offer concessions for key workers

Further information

My counselling room is just off Oxford Road in central Manchester.

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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.

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