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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
My fees are £40 per 50 minute individual session, or £50 per couple, with concessions for 6 week block bookings.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (BACP).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client