Bernadette Ryder

Bernadette Ryder

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Leeds

Leeds LS6
Sessions from £48.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office


Tuesday-Friday (in-person & online): 10am - 4pm

About me and my therapy practice

Welcome, I'm Bernie. With over 25 years of counselling skills, I can assure you that we can work through whatever is troubling you together, there is no judgment. All my counselling sessions are tailored to your unique needs and areas of concern. I will always have your best interests throughout our sessions.

I am committed to providing a non-judgmental space for you to feel safe and supported - this is my top priority.

I have experience in bereavement counselling, trauma counselling and much more. I use a range of counselling styles and techniques to help support you in a way that you're comfortable with. I have creative tools and an empathetic and compassionate nature which I lead my sessions with. I ensure that we build mutual trust and respect throughout sessions as this is what will help you grow and open up, in your own time.

I help you find inner peace and clarity and help you overcome life's challenges, one day at a time.

Practice description

I offer in-person counselling sessions in Leeds as well as mid-week online sessions. My aim is to make you feel at ease regardless of the session type.

A lot of clients are unsure of what to speak about, whilst others have an overwhelming urge to offload - both of these are normal and I am highly trained to approach both styles with warmth and understanding, no matter what your age, background or worry may be.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to my sessions. They are all tailored to suit you. This means that you may require a couple of sessions to feel satisfied or you may prefer one a week for the next few months. There is no minimum/maximum amount of sessions required to feel your best and I follow a strict ethical practice meaning I will never suggest more sessions if we mutually agree that you have met your desired outcomes.

My first session

I offer a free 15-minute consultation call prior to any commitment. This is an informal chat to help understand what you're going through and if I'm the best person to support you.

Following the free consultation call, our first paid session will be led in a way that suits you - you are always in control.

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, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Older adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

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