Amanda Ridyard

TELEPHONE COUNSELLOR
CLINICAL SUPERVISOR
AFFILIATE THERAPIST
FACE TO FACE IS POSSIBLE WITH ADVANCE NOTICE

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Individual
Psychotherapy

Individual (1-2-1) therapy can explore any issue that you feel burdened or challenged by. It doesn't have to be the 'weight of the world' just some 'thing' that seems to be holding you back or weighting you down. 

Many issues are historical that are triggered by current events. Sometimes the things that bother us are fear or future based.  Talking therapy helps to unravel, demystify and clarify.

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Couples
Therapy

I am an IAPT Accredited Couples Counsellor.

Sessions tend to be quite robust and can often be emotionally charged. 

It is important to explore the truth within ourselves and seek common ground to build a stronger foundation to move forward with understanding, motivation and shared focus.

Sessions are staggered and might incur homework or tasks.

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Child & Adolscent
Therapy

The aim of therapy is to support in a helpful non-intrusive way. 

Giving a child a safe space to explore and share fears without being judged, inviting them to trust them-self and the therapeutic process.

Great care and competence is required to safeguard the health and mental well-being of children and adolescents in therapy.  Sessions are tailored and paced to each child's capacity to remain safe and understand the process without feeling pressured.

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STOP
Sexual Offending

The UK approach to the prevention of sexual abuse is not working - a few other countries have positively embarked upon desist prevention programs - offering some hope.

With a minimum of 1 in 20 having suffered sexual abuse - new research suggests therapy can help not only the victims but also the offender. 

 
About me

Welcome to my web-page.

My name is Amanda and I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. My initial training was based at Bolton Community College where I spent four years from level 1 to competing level 4 in Counselling studies with amazing tutors and mentors.  From there I completed a BA (hons) degree in Counselling through Middlesex University, and have since completed an advanced Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Salford university.

Life can be challenging but you don't have to struggle on your own, having someone to talk confidentially too, who isn't there to judge, can be such a relief and can make a major difference to health and well-being. 

Counsellor Amanda Ridyard Bolton, Greater Manchester.  IAPT accreditted. Couple Counselling. NICE approved.

SESSIONS ARE CURRENTLY
TELEPHONE OR ZOOM 

With 5000+ actual counselling hours, please do not be deterred by telephone.

As an experienced therapist I know how well telephone works. 

Trials & academic research studies all evidence these findings, and now, masses of clients would not have therapy any other way!

For clients needing face-to-face, appointments can be arranged with notice, but carry an additional £10 service charge (paid on arrival or prior bank transfer).

                    Face to face sessions will be held at 1point, Silverwell House,  Silverwell lane, (BL1 1QN).   

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"Finally, I am discovering who I really am. Thank you so much! 
No longer a round peg in a square hole"

Jason  (37)   (2021)