Liz Oakley "Dip.Couns" " Registered MBACP" Counsellor/Psychotherapist.

Liz Oakley "Dip.Couns" " Registered  MBACP" Counsellor/Psychotherapist.

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About me


My name is Lizzy Oakley of Blue Amber Counselling

I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor. Integrative therapy , or integrative counselling is a combined approach to psychotherapy that brings together different elements of specific therapies.

I have been a carer in many capacities which include the care of my own daughter who contracted meningitis at the age of 13 months old. She was left with life limiting injuries and severe to profound deafness. From this I have gained a vast amount of knowledge which I feel could benefit other people alike.

My counselling training started at a school working with children and adolescents ranging from 11 to 16 years of age.  

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 weekly meetings at a local venue in Burnham on Sea.

I have extensive knowledge around fibromyalgia, musculoskeletal and arthritic diseases as well as other pain and fatigue conditions.

  • Are you newly diagnosed and don't know how to cope or where to find help?
  • Do you feel isolated, anxious and lonely?
  • Do others around you not understand you?
  • Are you struggling to get your GP or other health professionals to understand how you feel or listen to you?
  • Do you grieve over the way you used to be able to do things?

You could benefit from one to one private counselling/therapy. I offer a 6 week package which will help you be able to move forward with your life again. This can be in your own home or at a location which is easy for you to get to.

Contact me for more information.

I have a Diploma in Mindfulness and offer courses for this as well as Mindfulness Therapy. I also offer a number of other courses and this can be found on my webpage under the services I offer Section.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) I abide by its Ethical Framework for good practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.


Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Disability, General Counselling, Self Esteem, Relationships, Stress, Work Related Issues, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue/ME, Substance Misuse, Anger Management, Couple Counselling and many others.

I also work with Personality Disorders Contact me for more information on this.  Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Trained.


  • Low Cost Counselling for Counselling Students
  • Long term face to face work
  • Short term face to face work
  • Home visits (Usually housebound or disabled clients)
  • Online counselling (Email or Chat)
  • Telephone Counselling

I offer a confidential service whether this be face to face, through a telephone call, email or social media.

After you have made first contact we will then agree a time and day to meet either at Blue Amber Therapy Rooms or at an agreed local venue. [Counselling via telephone, email or internet differs and will be discussed on contact]

My sessions are for a full hour where we discuss what the issues might be if any and how I might be able to help you.

I offer Integrative therapy where I will look at what the issues may be and then look at the right ways to help you work through things. 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 counselling you will need to see me for at least 6 sessions. However, some people need more and this is fine as not everyone is the same and need more time to resolve their issues.

"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]


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.

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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

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        • Blue Amber Counselling Rooms
        • Counselling for Children and Adolescents
        • Liz Oakley
        • Liz Oakley
        • Liz Oakley
        • Hypnotherapy
        • Blue Amber Counselling About
        • Welcome to Blue Amber Counselling


        • My usual fees for counselling at Blue Amber is £45 per 1 hour session or £50 for a home visit / appointment within the community.
        • 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.

        Further information

        Professional Development

        • See Training and Qualifications.

        Maps & Directions

        Burnham-on-Sea, TA8
        Highbridge, TA9

        Type of session

        Online counselling: Yes
        Telephone counselling: Yes
        Face to face counselling: Yes
        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: Unspecified
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: Unspecified


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

        Types of client

        Young people
        Older adults
        Employee Assistance Programme