Liz Smears

Liz Smears

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07942 565361

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Therapist - Oxton, Prenton, Wirral

Oxton, Prenton, Wirral CH43
07942 565361
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I have now returned to in person practice, whilst still continuing to offer online or  telephone counselling.  Please have a look at my website as indicated above and contact me for further details. 

About me and my therapy practice

I am a Registered Counsellor and Gestalt Therapist, and have more than 25 years experience of working therapeutically with individuals and groups in clinical, educational and community learning environments. I have practised as a counsellor in healthcare, in community counselling services and in a university counselling service.

I am a trainer and supervisor of psychotherapy and counselling working with postgraduates at the University of Warwick. 

Postgraduate qualifications in Integrative Psychotherapy, and in Gestalt Therapy underpin my professional practice. More details about my qualifications and experience are available on my website.

My Approach

At times, anyone of us can experience feelings that are painful, distressing, or even confusing, and on occasions such feelings can be difficult to manage alone. Therapy is a distinctive place where we can look at things together, uniquely the focus of attention is on you and the support that you need.

I work with the belief that we each have the capacity to address the difficulties that arise in our lives, however sometimes we can get a bit stuck, that is when it is useful to be able to get the help you need.

I work in a relational way; I am committed to working with you honestly, with respect and empathy, and from a non-judgemental place. I use my skills to fully engage with you, to support and sometimes to challenge you gently, so that greater awareness is brought to the issues that impact upon you.

Practice description

I have consulting rooms in Oxton, Wirral, and also in Liverpool city centre. Each practice is on the first floor of the building.

I am committed to anti-oppressive and anti-discriminatory practice, and I adhere to the Ethical Codes of Professional Practice of BACP, UKCP and GPTI. 

I welcome diversity, working with those who are from different backgrounds and cultures to my own. I am a committed ally to the LGBTIQ+ community, and to All Black Lives Matter.

My first session

I work in person as well as continuing to offer remote/online video or telephone appointments for clients where this is more appropriate or preferable.

If you are interested in counselling or therapy, ring, text or email me so that we can talk through your needs/preferences and make a plan for a first session.

If after this first session you want to work with me, you will be charged for the session, if not no payment is necessary.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma

Types of therapy

Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited