Welcome to Blue Amber Counselling
My name is Lizzy Oakley I am a Fully Qualified Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist, working with Adults, Children and Young People.
My counselling training started at a school, working with children and young People ranging from 11 to 16 years of age.
Since then I have grown both personally and professionally so that I can now help guide and support you through your own counselling process.
I work with most aspects of Counselling and Psychotherapy:
- Childhood Trauma.
- PTSD & Complex PTSD.
- Childhood Sexual Abuse.
- Personality Disorders.
- Domestic Violence.
- Substance Misuse and Addictions.
Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and Chronic Pain (I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue in 2011 and from this I went on to set up my own support group called Fibromyalgia Somerset & Invisible Me Wellbeing Support Group as an online worldwide support page, which provides support, information and up to date research for anyone suffering the impact of chronic pain and fatigue. From this I have gained extensive knowledge around fibromyalgia, musculoskeletal and arthritic diseases as well as other pain and fatigue conditions and continue to support people over the telephone and online, as well as through private counselling and coaching.
- Anxiety, Depression, Low Self Esteem, Confidence Issues, Social Anxiety and Stress.
- Bereavement, Grief and Loss.
- Relationships & Marriage Counselling.
- Anger Management.
- Work Related Issues and much more......
Areas of Specialism: Borderline Personality Disorder or EUPD, Childhood Trauma and Childhood Sexual Abuse.
Information on Working With Children and Young People:
- Low Mood
- Low Self Esteem
- Confidence Issues
- Body Image Issues
- Sleep problems
- School Refusal
- Substance Misuse such as cannabis, alcohol, legal Highs etc.
And Many More.
The first session will be an initial assessment and will be charged at the same rate unless stated otherwise. In this session, the parent or carer will attend so that we can discuss why counselling is being sought, as well as fill out contact sheets and other relevant details.
All materials supplied such as worksheets or mindfulness support.
My Training, Qualifications & Experience
Higher Diploma in Counselling [Integrative Therapy] 
Advanced Cert in Counselling Practice 
Mindfulness Diploma 
Adolescent Development and Substance Misuse 
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]
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: DBT Essentials, Online (DBT Accreditation Level 2) (2018)
Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal Therapy: Bringing Mindfulness to Relationship.
Ongoing Training: Diploma in Supervision, starting in Oct 2020. I will be looking for Supervisees!
- I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- I hold up to date Insurance and DBS.
I am offering an 'Online Service' via ZOOM or Telephone Counselling. Please see below for more information on how to acces these services.
ONLINE VIA ZOOM:
ZOOM is a cloud-based video conferencing service you can use to virtually meet with others as well as your counsellor - either via video or audio-only or both all while conducting live chats.
When a session is booked, I will send out an invite either via email or Instant Meeting ID so that we can arrange our first session together.
The first session will be for an hour where we will complete an initial assessment and a counselling agreement. Further sessions can range from 45 to 60 mins in duration, depending on the type of session booked. I will discuss these fees at your first appointment.
All telephone sessions are the same as the online information other than:
I do not offer the telephone service for children or adolescents.
LIMITED CONCESSIONS AVAILABLE FOR LOW INCOMES (by prior arrangement only)
NHS STAFF CONCESSIONS AVAILABLE. Please contact me to discuss ...