Karen Hopkins - Counselling & Psychotherapy
97 Mortimer Street
20 Lonsdale Road
I am an integrative therapist. Which means I am trained in a number of therapeutic approaches, these I draw upon to tailor therapy to your individual needs and circumstances.
I work privately within minutes of Oxford Circus and Queen’s Park underground. I offer both short-term and long-term therapy and treat a broad range of issues - whether that is anxiety, attachment issues, bereavement, complex trauma, depression, eating issues, family issues, low self-esteem, mood and personality disorders, relationship issues or sexual abuse.
In addition to my private practice, I work as an adult psychotherapist within the NHS, where I see patients with moderate to severe mental health and psychological problems. I also work as a staff counsellor for a therapy service in North London.
There are many reasons to seek therapy, if something doesn’t feel right, therapy can help.
- Maybe, you are feeling overwhelmed and are struggling to manage day to day.
- When you feel anxious and afraid, or sad and alone, are you turning to food or other substances to cope?
- It could be that you are trying to make sense of a difficult childhood and the impact that this experience still has on your life today.
- You have tried throwing yourself into work but it’s not working.
- Perhaps, you are you looking to develop better relationships? Do you often feel like an outsider, who does not fit in or belong? Would like a greater understanding of yourself and others?
- You might be interested in therapy simply because you wish to feel happier and more motivated.
How I work
Clues can often be found in our history, the way we have been brought up, and how these events that have shaped us. It is often by thinking about the past that we are better able to move forward in the present. The process of therapy will help you to develop more self-awareness and an increased capacity for self-reliance, enabling you to develop your potential in your own way.
With humour, compassion and respect we will together examine the issues or dilemmas that you are struggling with, at a pace that feels right for you. It is my belief that it is within the therapeutic relationship that change can occur. Together we will embark on a journey that has the potential to be truly transformative.
Making contact may feel a bit daunting, but picking up the phone or sending me an email is the first step towards tackling and overcoming the problems that have become too difficult to manage on your own. We can arrange an introductory session, this will give you a chance to meet me, and get a sense of how therapy may benefit you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling from WPF, a Certificate in Psychodynamic Couple Counselling & Psychotherapy from TCCR and a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Minster Centre.
In addition to my core training, I have training in: CBT, childhood sexual abuse, death and bereavement, domestic abuse, eating disorders, MBT, self-harm and suicide, sexual diversity and trauma.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and abide by their Code of Ethics.
I regularly attend Continuing Professional Development events, talks and workshops in order to stay relevant and up to date with contemporary practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
My usual fee is £65-£85 per session, depending on time and location.
I also have a number of low cost spaces available, these are charged using a sliding scale depending on income and personal circumstances.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client