About me

I am a Fully Qualified Integrative Counsellor that has been working in Private Practice since 2011. Since gaining my qualification I have continued my professional development and have qualified and specialised in many areas of counselling, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy.


My other areas of expertise comes from working within the field of and life experience itself, and include substance misuse and addictions, learning disabilities, domestic violence, pain and chronic fatigue, life-limiting illness, and much more.

I have suffered from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue for most of my life but was not diagnosed until 2011. From this I set up and created a support group under the name of Fibromyalgia Somerset & Invisible Me Wellbeing Support Group This group offers support and information around pain, fatigue and invisible illnesses, offering online support. I also support FMAUK National Support Line.

I have extensive knowledge around fibromyalgia, musculoskeletal and arthritic diseases as well as other pain and fatigue conditions. I offer counselling/coaching sessions that can help people gain a better understanding and management skills for a life worth living.

I also have an Advanced Diploma in Mindfulness. Mindfulness can be practiced in many forms. I have my own unique ways of introducing this so that it can be weaved into everyday life, so that it can be used even in a working environment. Using mindfulness has changed my life in terms of fibromyalgia and stress management enabling me live a fulfilling less painful and fatigued life. From this I share my knowledge and add this into my counselling sessions where required. I call this a plug in therapy.

Specialist Area
I also work with Personality Disorders and I am fully Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Trained.

I work with Adults, Young People and Children offering therapy for most aspects counselling and psychotherapy. Some of these include:

Childhood Abuse, PTSD, CPTSD, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Disability, General Counselling, Self Esteem, Relationships Issues, Stress, Work Related Issues, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue/ME, Substance Misuse, Anger Management, Personality Disorders and much more.

Since Covid-19 I have only offered online and telephone therapy and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. This is available via:

ZOOM, where I have a paid for licence. However if ZOOM is not suitable then other Online Platforms can be considered.

My sessions are for up to an hour or sometimes less, where we discuss what the issues might be if any! This is offered as  Integrative therapy where we will look at what the issues might be and then look at the right ways to work through them. However, you don't need need to have any issues when coming to counselling but just looking for a way forward with your life.

To get the best from your therapy you will need to see me for at least 6 sessions. However, some people need more or less and this is fine as not everyone is the same. Complex issues usually require long term therapy.

How to Contact Me:

Lizzy:01278 760680 or 07815 606 372
Email: blueambercounselling@live.co.uk

Sending my thoughts to everyone at this difficult time.

Lizzy Blue Amber Counselling...


"Knowing Yourself Is the Beginning of all Wisdom"

Training, qualifications & experience

Higher Diploma In Counselling [Integrative Therapy] [2011]

Advanced Cert In Counselling Practice [2009]

Mindfulness Diploma [2016]

Adolescent Development and Substance Misuse [2014]

Extensive Experience around Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue and its Research.

Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachement. [March 2017]

Trauma and the Body: Somatisation and Dissociation. [March 2017]

Post Qualifying Diploma In Counselling Children & Adolescents [July 2017]

Working With Dissociative Disorders In Clinical Practice [Oct 2017]

DBT ESSENTIALS, ONLINE (DBT ACCREDITATION LEVEl 2) [11th September 2018]

Diploma in Hypnotherapy. 29th November 2019 (The Somerset School of Hypnotherapy Ltd), to include: Practical Ability, Theoretical Knowledge of Hypnosis and Clinical Hypnotherapy. Smoking Cessation, Personal Weight Management and Hypnotic Gastric Band Procedures.

Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal Therapy: Bringing Mindfulness to Relationship. (April 2020)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

NCS

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

National Counselling Society

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

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER

Other names often used:

Emotional Regulation Disorder
Emotional Dysregulation Disorder
Emotional Intensity Disorder
Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder
Impulsive Personality Disorder
Impulsive-Emotional Dysregulation Disorder

Borderlines are not "bad people." Their lifelong struggle with fear and anguish made it necessary to develop a self-protective, tough outer shell or suit of armor that helped them avert further harm to themselves during a time when they were defenseless, and needed to survive. Unfortunately, learned 'survival' instincts or defenses prompt disruptive acting-out episodes and distancing behaviors in even potentially close relationships.

With the right type of intervention and support you will get a better understanding of why you feel the way you do and find ways of managing and coping with the impact.

As a therapist I can offer one to one support for the person suffering with issues with Borderline Personality Disorder as well as offer a package to work with family members or loved ones supporting them.

I have training in DBT [Dialectical Behaviour Therapy] See below for other qualifications.

Contact me for more information

Fees

From £35.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • My usual fees for counselling at Blue Amber is £45 per 1 hour session.
  • Contact me for fees relating to couple/marriage counselling and also children and adolescents.
  • All first sessions will require an Initial Assessment and will be charged at the normal fee.
  • I also offer workshops and other types of therapy which you will need to contact me first to discuss fees.
  • My free initial phone call is no more than 20 minutes in duration and is used to discuss what it is you are looking for and how I might be able to help.  After this you will need to book a full initial assessment which is charged at my normal rate.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Appointment Times: Monday to Thursday 9am Onwards. Calls from: 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday

Further information

Professional Development

  • See Training and Qualifications.

Highbridge
Somerset
TA9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Qualified Counsellor & Psychotherapist with 10 years experience, offering Online Supervision

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Liz Oakley

Liz Oakley