Karen Hoffman

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BSc, Dip. Counselling, MBACP
Available for new clients
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Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you feeling anxious, depressed and suffering from burnout?

Do you want to get to the root of your anxiety and feel calm?

Are you newly diagnosed with a chronic illness or experiencing health problems?

Hello and welcome to my page. I'm a qualified counsellor with 15 years experience and have worked in private practice since 2014. I specialise in Anxiety and Depression and can support you with other issues and problems you're experiencing.

Are you experiencing a chronic illness/health condition? This is an  area I have an in-depth understanding of and how it can affect individuals and the loss you may be experiencing.

It's important that I listen and help you to understand your anxiety or depression and support you with any changes you wish to make. It's essential that we find the root and work through your anxiety, fears or negative thoughts. It may be an experience from your past, present or your perception of the future. 

We can explore together in order for you to gain a deeper understanding of your feelings, emotions, awareness, how you are in relationships, your patterns of behaviour and how to self care. All the answers are within you and I will support you to find them, so that you can move forward feeling happy, calm and healed.

Weekly sessions are available for face to face, online or telephone counselling, for adults aged 18 and over. Sessions are held for 50 minutes and are offered on a short-term or long-term basis. 

The therapy room is based near to the City Centre of Leeds, close to The Calls and The Tetley. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and have experience working with 

  • Anxiety & Depression - Generalised Anxiety, Social, OCD, Health, etc
  • Chronic Illness - Cancer, Arthritis, ME/CFS, Diabetes, Dementia, EDS, etc
  • Relationship Issues
  • Loss & Bereavement
  • Self Harm
  • Abuse
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Anger
  • Trauma
  • Bullying
  • Domestic Violence
  • Stress and many more

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Therapeutic Counselling
  • Dip. Couns Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Counselling Studies
  • Level 2 Counselling Skills
  • Level 1 Initial Counselling Skills
  • Registered member with the BACP

Accredited Volunteer Register No. 57099

Before working in independent practice, I worked as an Associate Counsellor at a University in Leeds. I became a Mature Practitioner in my final year. I also regularly attend training and workshops for my own personal and professional development.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual Counselling

  • Sessions are held for 50 minutes, once a week
  • I offer a free 15 minute introductory call
  • Flexible appointments

For any further information, please feel free to contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

I'm based on the first floor, no lift available.

Online platforms

Zoom

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Karen Hoffman
Karen Hoffman