Liz Oakden MBACP (Reg.)
Asking for help can be the hardest part. But sometimes life can feel overwhelming, and deciding to start counselling is a difficult but important first step towards understanding what has happened, or is happening to you, and how you can move forward in your life.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor, which means I draw on a number of different counselling approaches and tools and can offer a diverse approach to counselling to suit your individual needs. We will work together to ensure that you are being supported in the way that you feel most comfortable with.
I provide a therapeutic environment which is safe, confidential and non-judgemental where you can freely explore your thoughts and feelings. I can offer you insight and perhaps a fresh perspective on your situation which can help you better understand the inner workings of your mind and your emotions.
I work both short and long term - some clients feel empowered to move forward within a relatively short period, others choose to spend longer looking more deeply into their emotional history and experience. Whatever your preference,I am here to support you as you explore difficult and emotional issues.
Please feel free to contact me for further information or to arrange an initial consultation. Daytime and evening appointments both available.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor, with an integrative training including:
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4.
Cognitive Behavioural Theory/An Intro to Transactional Analysis Level 3.
Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2.
Introduction to Counselling Concepts Level 2.
Ll.B (Hons) 2:1
I work with a range of presenting issues, including bereavement, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, anger management, phobias, OCD, relationship difficulties and addictions.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
My fees are £35 per 50 minute individual session, or £55 per couple, with concessions for 6 week block bookings. An initial consultation of up to 70 minutes is also charged at £35.
I am a member of both the British Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (BACP), and the National Counselling Society (NCS).
Maps & Directions
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