Ruth Bigger

Ruth Bigger

2 Railway Terrace
M21 0RQ

M20 2RZ

07803 759451

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2 Railway Terrace
M21 0RQ

M20 2RZ

07803 759451

About me

Hello and thank you for reading my profile. I offer coaching within businesses, organisations and to indivduals.

Life coaching
I offer a coaching model that supports you to explore your purpose and values, so you can make choices in your life that align with them. Coaching can help answer such questions as;

How do I truly express who I am? What values and qualities are important to me?

We each of us hold this knowing but may have got distracted with the busyness of life, and not had space to allow this to unfold.  Coaching allows this. In a compassionate and supportive space you can explore your authentic self and look together at actions which support you.

If you are an individual looking for life coaching, perhaps you would like a new challenge in your work or personal life, or you want to develop more loving empowering relationships with yourself and others.  You may feel that you want to take a new direction in your life and explore what that may be, or you may simply asking be the question, what do I want from life?

When we connect and align our actions with our values and trust our inner guidance, then we can move to a place where we can embrace change.  We can learn to see the mindsets and beliefs that keep us static, doing what we have always done and the limiting effect this has.

Sometimes we really want to make changes in our lives but find it hard to. We may have had certain roles in life, and developed ways of managing life’s stresses and it can be tough when we want to do things differently. We can question if what we want is really possible.  In coaching, it is about taking small steps to change, and building on these - the changes we want really are possible!

I work from a lovely quiet room a short distance from the centre of Chorlton.

Business and Organisational Coaching

I have considerable experience of working in the not-for-profit sector, and understand the pressures on such organisations. For those in leadership roles, coaching can support you to align your vision and purpose to how you lead your team, and the day to day operational work. Coaching supports your creativity, allows space to think about new ways of doing things. It is a place where the challenges of putting vision into practice can be explored, supported and tried in different ways.

As well as benefiting leaders of organisations, coaching also supports all working within organisations and businesses with;

aligning work to the organisational values
managing change, challenge and conflict
developing creativity and new ways of thinking
developing confidence and realising potential
developing career options


My experience includes working with many different issues;
building healthy self-esteem and confidence
moving towards positive loving relationships
career planning
managing work issues and relationships
managing family and cultural pressures
developing good decision making

I am a LGBTQ (lesbian,gay, bi-sexual, transgender, questioning) affirmative coach.

Coaching outdoors

I also offer coaching outdoors, generally in Fletcher Moss in Didsbury to open to exploring other green spaces of Manchester. It can be liberating connect with nature, noticing the beauty of what is around us as we talk about those matters of importance to you. Please contact me for details if you would like to know more.

How often are the sessions?

Coaching sessions are set at a frequency that meet your needs. Often people start with more frequent times, such as weekly or fortnightly, then may move to monthly. This can be agreed at the first introductory session and reviewed as we go.

Training, qualifications & experience

I was trained in social work and have worked within Child and Family services in both Local Authorities and national charities for over 40 years. I have worked both directly with children and families work and for over 20 years managing and developing services. I understand the pressures on the voluntary sector at this time and the social and political drivers for public sector services.  Much of my work with organisations is supporting individuals and teams through change and embracing new ways of working.

2016 Certificate in Life Coaching from the Institue of Psychosynthesis
2007 Master NLP Practitioner)
1997 MA in Social Work
1980 Social Work Qualification (CQSW)

I am currently studying for an PG Dip in Psychosynthesis Leadership and Organisational Coaching.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Questioning) issues


For Life Coaching, I offer a free half hour discussion with you, to explore how we could work together, the issues you are looking for support with, and if coaching is for you. If we go ahead, I charge £50 for an hour. Reduction for block bookings of 6 sessions or longer. Rates negotiable for people on low income- please ask.

For Business and Organisational Coaching, charges are £60 per hour (small organisations- less than 20 staff), £75 per hour for organisations with 20+staff. Reductions for long term coaching.

Manchester, M21 0RQ
Manchester, M20 2RZ

Type of session

Online life coaching: No
Telephone life coaching: Yes
Face to face life coaching: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


I am available for coaching sessions on weekdays, and evenings.

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