Liz Oakden MBACP (Reg.)
Accepting that you might need some help can be very difficult. But sometimes life can feel overwhelming, and deciding to seek counselling is a difficult but important first step towards understanding what is happening in your life, and how you can move forward.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor, so I draw on a number of different counselling approaches and tools and can offer a diverse approach to suit your individual needs. We will work together to ensure that you are being supported in the way that you feel most comfortable.
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 able 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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £40 per 50 minute individual session, or £50 per couple, with concessions for 6 week block bookings.
Concessions offered for
I am a registered member of the British Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (BACP).