Wendy Thorley-Ryder

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BSc (hons) Psych, PgDip CBT, reg MBACP, NCS Accredited
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Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, ML5 3EJ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Face to Face Therapy available in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire.

Video, Phone and Online Therapy now available UK wide.


Whether or not you are feeling overwhelmed or anxious with work or your personal life or if relationship issues are getting you down. Then therapy can provide you with a safe space to explore your feelings, reduce anxiety/panic and build your own coping strategies', self confidence and self esteem to move forward into the life that you desire with confidence.

I will also work with you to treat acute anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder,  PTSD, trauma, depression/low mood, binge eating/ over eating, OCD and a variety of other presentations.

I am a qualified Integrative and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with 15 years experience working in a variety of Counselling/Therapeutic settings within the NHS, charities and public sector organisations. I am also a Registered practitioner member of BACP and  a member of BABCP. Also Accredited with the National Counselling Society. 

I offer psychotherapy in the form of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Integrative Counselling sessions in Coatbridge ML5. Also UK wide via Video/Phone/Online platforms.

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I am a qualified Online Counselling and CBT therapist. Online Counselling can offer you flexibility when face to face sessions are not suitable, the written word in a therapeutic medium that has been proven to be a powerful tool in assisting self change.

I am qualified in Mindfulness and Bereavement and Loss. I am constantly building my knowledge and am an active member of the BABCP & BACP, attending many CPD learning events per year in order to keep up to date with specific approaches to therapy and of course to learn new skills which become very helpful in therapy in order to offer YOU the best therapy, tailor made for YOU, to suit YOUR needs.

During my work in the public sector I wrote, developed, delivered and facilitated several therapeutic and psycho educational groups on addictions, bereavement and loss, general anxiety disorder and low mood/depression. I continually develop this work and will be offering a variety of therapeutic groups in the near future.

My background prior to qualifying as a CBT Therapist is in Psychology where I worked in residential children's units, secure units for teenagers and supported accommodation for adults with learning difficulties and behavioural issues. Since then I have focussed on adult mental health issues such as Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorders, Panic disorder, Depression, Relationship issues, Family issues, Low self esteem, Confidence issues, Phobias, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), self harm, addictions and bereavement.

I am passionate about working with my clients in order for them to understand and overcome life's issues, get back on track, re-claim their focus, self esteem and confidence whist managing and overcoming a variety of mental health issues.

We live in such a fast pace modern society, with so many expectations in work and our personal lives that are sometimes stressful and even unachievable, this itself can lead to feelings of sadness, loneliness, inadequacy, low self esteem and confidence issues. Anxiety is now present in most peoples lives and can sometimes be crippling and begin to effect the other parts in our lives such as relationships and work performance.

My aim is always to use a practical approach to your issues whist we explore and understand the reasons for these and then create plans to work towards your more desirable goals, facilitating YOUR effective and positive changes that will allow YOU to fully reach your potential, regain control and find the balance that YOU want. Within this approach the reduction of anxiety and depression can be achieved and self esteem and confidence raised.

Transport Links

For Coatbridge Therapy Room ML5 3EJ- *street parking (free),* Local car park (free)*in Coatbridge town centre. Buses to Coatbridge Town Centre.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Member of BACP.

Member of BABCP.

Post Grad Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Group Work.
BSc (hons) Psychology.
Diploma Life Coaching.
Diploma Bereavement and Loss Counselling.
Diploma in Mindfulness

Diploma in Online Counselling.

14 years experience as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Psychotherapist.

Member organisations

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA)

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC. It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
Accredited Register Scheme

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Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Bereavement and Loss.



£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free brief phone consultation prior to booking.

£55 per 1 hour session.

Block booking of 6 sessions £300

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Lanarkshire Counselling &CBT Centre, 22 St. John Street, Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, ML5 3EJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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PVG Scheme

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