Psychotherapy and Counselling in South Manchester
Hi, and welcome to my website. I’m Liz Jeffries, a therapist providing psychotherapy and counselling for individuals and couples.
All therapy I currently offer is Online Therapy, using webcam or text-based methods (either by live chat in 'real'time' or using email). I use Zoom for video sessions, Vsee for live chat sessions and Protonmail for email-based therapy . All of these platforms offer security and confidentiality.
When I am able to resume Face-to-face therapy sessions, they will take place in in Chorlton, South Manchester.
Having been through a process of psychotherapy myself. I am now passionate about therapy, and the opportunities it presents for feeling better, exploring change and for resolving personal issues and difficulties in life.
Approach and Experience
The main models of therapy underpinning my work are Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy and Relational Psychotherapy. Transactional analysis psychotherapy looks at how we become who we are, and how we grow and change during the course of life. Relational Psychotherapy is an approach which believes in the centrality of the therapeutic relationship as the significant agent for change and successful therapy.
Please visit my Therapy Approach Page for a more detailed explanation of the theoretical models which underpin my work as a therapist.
I have experience of helping people with the following:
Abuse (Domestic, Emotional, Physical)
Anxiety and Stress
Bereavement, Loss and Grief
Depression and low mood, including sadness, unhappiness and problems with motivation
Migraine and Chronic Pain (fears, and anxieties and difficulty coping)
Sexuality and Other Identity Issues
Self-Harm or Self-Injury
Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem Difficulties
Workplace Stress and other difficulties
I also have experience of helping people explore and work through more general concerns to do with a sense of discomfort, ' just not feeling right', and a sense of recurring life patterns or themes.
Therapy can short-term (lasting a few weeks), for several months, or it can last for a number of years when there is a long-term commitment to personal growth and development. How long your therapy lasts can be decided at the beginning of the therapy or can be worked out during the process.
There is no one right way or period of time that therapy should last. Rather working with a therapist is a unique process, individual to you and your circumstances.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Some people come to therapy because they are struggling to work through past issues and others want to focus on present-centred issues and circumstances. All of these can be worked through in therapy.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any queries or questions about beginning therapy, or how psychotherapy may be able to help you. I look forward to hearing from you.
My therapy room is based at Counselling Rooms in Chorlton, which is easily accessible from all areas of South Manchester including from Didsbury, Urmston, Sale, Stockport, Flixton and Stretford.
Located on the corner of High Lane and Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton Bus Station is just a two-minute walk away. St Werburgh's Road tram station is within a fifteen-minute walk, and there is also on-site car parking. A map of the location is given below.
How to Contact Me or Book a Session
The quickest and way to contact me is by email, but if you prefer to make a phone call or send a text message then please do use those methods.
I am usually available at various points throughout the day and often will respond to your message within 1-2 hours during my working day, (9am - 7pm Monday to Friday). If this is not possible then I will respond to your enquiry on the next working day.
You can book an appointment or make an enquiry in several ways:
Please also visit my Getting Started Page for information about the introductory session, fees and cancellations.
If you are not yet ready to book but would like more information you may find it useful to visit the Therapy Approach Page