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Address:
Wavertree,
Liverpool
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Fees:
Counselling - £45 per hour
Supervision - £45 per hour
Couples Counselling - £65 per hour
Bookings/enquiries:
By email
ridleyjh@talktalk.net
or Phone 0151 345 8066
Mobile 07810 887 471
Jo Ridley Counselling  Services

About Me

Becoming a counsellor has been a natural progression for me. Having had my own personal counselling, and finding this to be really beneficial and life-changing, I started my training in 1996 and qualified as a Person-Centred counsellor in 1998.

What I really like about the Person-Centred approach is that it is based upon a fundamental belief in the potential of human beings to grow & develop given the right conditions to do so. This means that people can call upon inner-resources they perhaps did not realise they had & tackle all-kinds of seemingly impossible situations, often coming out the other side clearer & stronger. In my relationship with clients I work on creating the conditions so that such growth can take place, and people can find themselves in a place of greater self-acceptance and clarity.

I have over 20 years’ experience of working in social care & counselling settings including work in the mental health field, addictions treatment/recovery, work with women, homeless people, people with learning disabilities, offenders and elderly people. I have had my own private counselling practice since May 2008. I have also worked part-time as a staff counsellor within Mersey Care NHS Trust since 2012, and facilitated a support group for women with breast cancer (Breast Cancer Care)for over a year up until December 2013.

Originally from the Midlands I have been settled in Merseyside for over 20years. I live and work in the Wavertree area of Liverpool. When I am not working I enjoy reading, practising yoga & meditation, art & photography, cycling & walking in places of nature.

My Qualifications

  • BA (Honours) Degree in English (1992)
  • Advanced Certificate in Counselling (1996)
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling (1998)
  • British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy Accredited (2010)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision (2013)

Other Relevant Training

  • Interpersonal Group Therapy (2007)
  • Twelve Step Facilitation (2008)
  • Essential Gestalt (2009)
  • Mindfulness & Stress (2010)
  • Counselling Supervision (2011)
  • Transactional Analysis (101) (2012)
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