Liz Oakley

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Registered MBACP( Accred). MNCS’ Psychotherapist
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Highbridge, Somerset, TA9
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About me

I am a Fully Qualified Accredited (BACP) 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, ADHD and much more.

I have extensive knowledge around fibromyalgia, musculoskeletal and arthritic diseases as well as other pain and fatigue conditions, brought about by my own diagnosis in 2011, from this  I offer counselling/coaching sessions that can help people gain a better understanding and management skills for a life worth living. 

Specialist Area
Personality Disorders are one of my many areas of expertise where I offer a bespoke approach.  I am fully Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Trained.


I offer a blended approach to DBT to help with Borderline Personality Disorder/EUPD  and other issues arising from emotion regulation difficulties.

My approach is probably different from what other therapists might offer but has proven to be very effective with my current client base, especially online, where I have seen exceptional results for my clients.

If you would like to know more about how I offer DBT then please use these details:

01278 760680 or email me on:

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.

I also work with Autism and ADHD/ADD offering counselling or coaching/mentoring to find supportive measures for the management of neurodivergence.

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 might  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

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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.

ADHD: Key Knowledge and Skills for Effective Biopsychosocial Intervention (via Association Psychological Therapies) 2022 

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]



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

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with


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


£55.00 - £120.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • My fees for counselling ranges from £55 to £120.
  • Contact me for fees relating to couple/marriage counselling and also children and adolescents.
  • Fees for DBT style Therapy start at £85 a session (1:1)
  • All first sessions will require an Initial Assessment
  • 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. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

Qualified Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist with over 11 years experience, offering Online and Face to Face Supervision

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