Aoife Ritchie

Aoife Ritchie

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Manchester

Manchester M32
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I currently have availability for my remote clinic on Monday evenings and face to face clinic on Thursday evenings. 

About me and my therapy practice

 I offer you a warm, supportive, non-judgemental environment where we can explore your feelings and make sense of your experiences. I am sensitive and approachable, allowing you to feel accepted, empowering you to find ways of accepting yourself and your circumstances.

I provide a safe space for us to explore your mindset and emotional reactions. Our sessions are guided by you and whatever it is that you wish to talk about. Sessions can be an outlet for stress or anxiety, increase self- awareness and improve mental health and well-being.

I have worked in different mental health settings in the NHS and charity sector, supporting individuals with mental health diagnosis and medications as part of their recovery journeys.  

Practice description

I aim to provide the right conditions of empathy, a non-judgemental attitude and honesty to build a therapeutic relationship and help you grow; To enable you to trust your instincts, and adapt in your own way to the complexities of life.

For some, patterns in relationships may be unhelpful and you may wish to talk about this in therapy. These patterns are often formed in childhood/parental relationships and can impact on current relationships in negative ways. Being aware of these familiar patterns can help to break them and help to find new ways of relating.

If you wish, we can talk about things to do between sessions- mindfulness exercises or journalling. I provide a holistic approach and believe there are things you can do outside of sessions that can help.

My approach is collaborative with you and will adapt to your needs.

My first session

I'll explain in more detail how I work as you settle in and I'll ask what has brought you to counselling. You only need to tell me whatever you feel comfortable telling me and we'll look at what you might like to get out of our counselling sessions.

In the first session we will do some basic paperwork around contact information and privacy.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Menopause, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Trainees

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, Time-limited

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