Ruth Bigger

Ruth Bigger

2 Railway Terrace
M21 0RQ


07803 759451

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About me

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Personal coaching

What would it be like for you to listen in to your deepest wishes and then act from that place? So often we dismiss what we want, tell ourselves it’s not possible, or maybe we will take notice next week, or next year. Coaching helps us pay attention to our innermost longings and move towards making them happen in our lives. We can learn to work with our procrastinating or impulsive selves, by making small changes happen and building our confidence to create a future we want.

Sounds straightforward? We tend to make it a whole lot more complicated- why?

We get caught in the busyness of life, rush from one activity to another so by the end of the day we are too exhausted to give attention to our personal development. Often it is only when we hit a crisis that we finally accept we must do something.

We can believe we can’t have what we want. We can be harsh towards ourselves in ways we would not be to others. At such times, we can see ourselves as victims of others and feel powerless to change the situation.

Early survival patterns kick in- we think we can handle everything, and find it hard to show our vulnerability. We lose our authentic nature in the midst of keeping our show on the road.

So my invitation is not to wait.  Whatever is calling you, then start today listening to you.

When we connect to ourselves  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 have limited us and transform ourselves. It can be tough- we can question if what we want is really possible. Self-doubt can creep in at every opportunity!  But ultimately it liberates us as we get in touch with our power to change.

In coaching, it is about taking small steps to change, and building on these - the changes we want really are possible!

What to expect from a coaching session

In the first session, we will look at where you want to be in your life, what are the changes you want to make. This may be a tangible goal like working towards a career change, or about how you are in yourself, such as being calmer, less reactive.

It is helpful at this point for me to have some understanding of your family background, current support networks, hobbies and work etc. At the end of the session, you will be able to say where you want to be in 3-6 months time.  Each session after that, the work is about identifying a small step in your overall direction.

We may use different ways of connecting to what is important for you such as discussion, drawing, writing and meditation.


being compassionate to our inner critic
working with procrastination
focus and concentration
sexual, gender identity issues
coming out, relationships
beliefs around money 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, queer / questioning) affirmative coach

Coaching outdoors

I also offer coaching outdoors i local green spaces. It can be liberating to connect with nature, noticing the beauty of what is around us as we talk about what is important to you. Please contact me for details if you would like to know more.

How often do we meet?

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 meeting and reviewed as we go.

Training, qualifications & experience


2018 5DL 5 Dimensions of Leadership Institute of Psychosynthesis

2018 Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Leadership and Organisational Coaching (Middlesex University).

2016 Certificate in Life Coaching from the Institute of Psychosynthesis

2007 Master NLP Practitioner
1997 MA in Social Work
1980 Social Work Qualification (CQSW)

Other areas of coaching I deal with

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


Prices from £45 depending on length of session- please contact to discuss your needs.

Reduced rates if on low income, please ask :)

Manchester, M21 0RQ
Stockport, SK3

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No

At Chorlton the room is up a flight of stairs. At Stockport, the room is on the ground floor with a small step at the front.


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