Karen Hopkins (Reg. MBACP)
97 Mortimer Street
20 Lonsdale Road
So why go to a therapist? You may feel that you cannot talk to friends or family and are looking for a place where you can explore what is troubling you; a space where you can be vulnerable but also learn to take risks. Connecting with others depends on first connecting with yourself. Perhaps you are you looking to develop better relationships? Or you would like a greater understanding of yourself and others? Maybe, you just want to feel happier?
I work privately from two London practices, one near Oxford Street and the other in Queen’s Park. I offer both short-term (eight to twelve weeks) and long-term therapy. I work with 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.
I am a qualified Integrative therapist. Which means I am trained in a number of therapeutic approaches, that I draw upon to find the most appropriate way to work with you. My way of working integrates psychodynamic, attachment theory and contemporary relational psychotherapy.
While theory informs my work, I am not going to label or diagnose you, instead I am interested in you and the relationship that we are able to develop together. I take the view that you are unique and therapy should be tailored to your individual needs and circumstances.
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.
HOW IT WORKS
My priority is to understand the reasons that bring you to therapy, and to work with you in a way that feels helpful to you. Therapy can help you to express thoughts and feelings that are troubling in a safe, confidential and completely private environment.
Clues can often be found in our history, the way we’ve been brought up, the 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 a call or an introductory session where we can think about why you are seeking therapy and how therapy may benefit you. It will give you a chance to meet me and to find out a little more about me and how I work.
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. 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 £70 per session.
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