Lifeworks Therapy LoungeCounselling & Psychotherapy in Astley, Greater Manchester

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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.

    Hello and a very warm welcome to you!

    I'm Ruth, I am a counsellor and psychotherapist based in Astley, Greater Manchester. I have many years of clinical experience, in a range of therapeutic settings, and love what I do! If you are struggling with any of the above concerns, I believe working together could help you.

    With over 10 years of experience, I am a compassionate, knowledgeable and understanding therapist. I offer a space from where you can share your thoughts and feelings and feel confident that they will be heard and understood.



    Why Seek Counselling & Psychotherapy?

    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 offer remote therapy (usually via Zoom) 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. If you are unsure if counselling is for you, I can offer a free 10 minute telephone call to talk through any worries or concerns you may have and to see if I am the right person for you. Alternatively, booking an initial session can often help in your decision about whether therapy is right for you and there is no pressure or obligation to continue after the initial session.


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