Maria de Ridder

Maria de Ridder

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Manchester

Manchester M21
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available


My working hours are as follows:

Mon - 10.00 - 18:00

Tues - 10.00 - 20:00

Weds - 9.30 - 18:00

Thursday - 9.30 - 21:00

I work both in person and online. I am currently accepting new clients.

About me and my therapy practice

My name is Maria de Ridder. I am a psychotherapist working in private practice in the Chorlton and Didsbury areas of Manchester.

I have led an interesting and varied life, and bring a wealth of experience in many areas of life to my practice.

It is a great privilege to do this work, and as such I aim to offer a safe space which honours the uniqueness of each client. If you are feeling stuck in life and believe talking therapy could help, please do not hesitate to get in touch. I offer flexibility with my sessions according to lifestyles; I can meet with you either face to face or online.

I can offer a free 15 minute consultation call.

Practice description

The principle modality I use is called Transactional Analysis; a type of psychotherapy which looks at how the past affects the present and looks at any unhelpful patterns we may developed. I also offer mindfulness based, relational and trauma informed approaches where applicable. My key areas of interest are relationship difficulties and childhood trauma.

My first session

Before the first session, I ask that clients have a zoom or telephone call with me so that I may assess our suitability to work together. This is also your opportunity to assess whether I am the right therapist for you.

During the first session, we will go through a series of admin questions and questions about your general health, well-being and family history. The rest of the session is for you to talk about what has bought you to therapy, and ask me any questions about the way I work.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy

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