Liz Jeffries MNCS (Accred) Psychotherapy for Individuals and Couples Online
I offer psychotherapy and counselling to individuals and couples. I am currently offering these services online only due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19. However, I also offer online therapy as a service in my practice in more normal times. Online therapy can offer flexibility and accessibility and in some circumstances is a personal choice.
The online therapy I offer is via Zoom for video sessions. I also offer text sessions using a secure messaging service. This is live, real-time therapy using secure chat applications.
My Training and Experience
I am a trained and qualified Certified Cyber Therapist and am a member of the Association for Counsellors and Therapists Online (ACTO). I am an accredited counsellor with The National Counselling Society. I am also trained in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy and am currently working towards United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registration. I have worked as a therapist in private practice for 6 years and I am bound by the code of ethics of the National Counselling Society and the UKCP.
What will it be like If I come to therapy with you?
In terms of how I work, I offer flexibility and a confidential space to work through what is troubling or concerning. 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. Therapy can be 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.
People come to psychotherapy for different reasons, and seek different kinds of 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.
How to Get Started?
You can get started in the following ways:
- You can send me an email or text message with any queries or questions you may have or to request to book an initial consultation.
- If you are ready to start you can visit my website and complete a form to begin the process of booking your first session. I will then contact you after reviewing your form to arrange your first session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy and Relational Psychotherapy and currently working towards UKCP Registration. I am also accredited by the National Counselling Society and am included in their register which is approved by the Professional Standards Authority.
I have completed additional training in online therapy and am a Certified Cyber Therapist. I have worked online with Video and Text Messaging forms of online therapy since 2015
I have been in private practice working face-to-face since 2014 and have experience of working in short-term therapy and long-term therapy
I have experience working with the following issues:
- Abuse (Domestic, Emotional, Physical)
- Anxiety and Stress
- Bereavement, Loss and Grief
- Childhood Issues
- Depression and low mood, including sadness, unhappiness and problems with motivation
- Migraine and Chronic Pain (fears, and anxieties and difficulty coping)
- Relationship Difficulties
- Sexuality and Other Identity Issues
- Self-Harm or Self-Injury
- Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem Difficulties
- Workplace Stress and other difficulties
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Migraine and Chronic Pain (fears, and anxieties and difficulty coping)
General Personal Development, Personal Growth, and Personal Exploration including recurring themes and patterns in life.
All sessions last for 50 minutes and are as follows:
- Adult individuals £50 per session
- Couples £60 per session
Fees can be paid by bank transfer (BACS) or by Credit/Debit card if using my online booking site.
I keep two sessions per week for those on low incomes who want to attend weekly but are unable to afford my usual rate. I offer a reduced fee for these sessions. Please contact me if you think you may be eligible for one of these places.
Concessions offered for
I hold two concessionary slots open on a rolling basis for people on low incomes, and have a waiting list for those times when these slots are full. Please contact me if you would like to be considered for one of these slots. These concessionary rates are available for people who would like to attend weekly but are unable to afford to pay my usual rate.