Lifeworks Therapy Lounge

Counselling, Psychotherapy and Clinical Supervision in Astley, Greater Manchester

Lifeworks Therapy Lounge

Helping individuals to heal and thrive after adverse experiences.

Do any of the following sound familiar?

  • Do you find yourself people-pleasing or always apologising?
  • Do you have difficulty trusting, connecting or relying on others?
  • Are you feeling emotionally numb or disconnected from others?
  • Are you living with flashbacks, nightmares or an altered sense of safety?
  • Are you trying to recover from a relationship that has left you mistrusting your version of reality?
  • Do the relationships you have with others feel like hard work?
  • Are you trying to cope with a challenging life event?
  • Or, is there just the sense that things are not right?

If So, Counselling & Psychotherapy Can Help

Therapy can help you to better manage and cope with a number of things, including issues with relationships, bereavement, anger, stress, depression and issues with self-esteem. This list is by no means exhaustive. Therapy can help with long-term physical health problems, difficult life events such as losing your job, divorce, trauma (PTSD) and many other issues. Sometimes, simply speaking to a professional can make all the difference. Friends may not always understand, whereas a counsellor and psychotherapist can offer understanding and provide clarity, while you speak in a safe, confidential space.

What Are The Benefits Of Counselling & Psychotherapy?

To give you a safe place to talk to a trained professional without judgement.

To help you make sense of difficult feelings/emotions and to better support the understanding of yourself.

To help you resolve complicated issues or psychological symptoms, or find better ways to manage them.

To help you to recognise unhelpful patterns and/or behaviours, and find ways to change them (if you want to).

To gain confidence in your relationships with others.

To help you negotiate a difficult life transition.

To help you to undo criticism and enhance self-care.

There are many benefits to therapy. It is recognised as a preventative measure and a form of self-care in managing difficult feelings before they get worse.

How do sessions work?

I am not currently taking any new clients.

I offer remote therapy (usually via Zoom or Teams) on a one to one basis, lasting for one hour, can be a single one-off session, weekly or for a longer duration, all of which is negotiable to suit your needs.

During our sessions together, you’ll be able to come exactly as you are. In our first session, you can tell me what your experiences have been like and if therapy were to go well, how you think you might be living differently, as a result. I can also answer any questions you might have and then we can explore how best I might help you.


Fees can often vary between therapists and this can be due to numerous factors, dependent upon; qualifications and experience, registration /accreditation status and additional post-qualifying specialisms.

My session fee is £55 per hour and £25 thereafter for each additional 30 minutes. Payment is due, via bank transfer prior to sessions.

If you are unable to afford my full fee, I offer a limited number of places in my practice with reduced fee sessions – please feel free to ask.

My supervision fee is £70 per 90 minute session. I am an integrative practitioner and work within the ethical framework of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

Get in touch

I am not currently taking any new clients.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on 07500 738640 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.