Mrs Elizabeth Oakley
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS21-00514
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 online support. I also support FMAUK National Support Line twice a month for 3 hours each.
I also work with Personality Disorders, Trauma, CPTSD, PTSD, Attachement Issues, Abuse and More, Contact me for more information on this.
I am Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Trained to level 3.
- Qualifications & ExperienceHigher 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)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: DBT Running Skills Groups (DBT Accreditation Level 3) (2021)
Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal Therapy: Bringing Mindfulness to Relationship.
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
- Bereavement / Loss
- Children / teenagers
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
- Divorce & Separation
- Driving tests
- Eating disorders
- Emotional issues
- Financial difficulties
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- IBS / Digestive Issues
- Illness and dying
- Immune system support
- Job interviews
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Parenting skills
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Pregnancy related issues
- Public speaking: stage fright
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Stop smoking
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Young people and children