Karen Hopkins, Counselling and Psychotherapy. MBACP Reg.
I am an integrative therapist. This means I am trained in a number of therapeutic approaches, these I draw upon to tailor therapy to your individual needs. I am not going to label or diagnose you, instead I am interested in you and the relationship we are able to develop together.
Together we will create a space where anything that is going on in your life can be talked about safely. While I believe that an understanding of the past is essential, positive change occurs in the present. I will challenge you to take an active part in therapy and to continue to seek insight and growth outside of our sessions.
I offer open-ended therapy and treat a range of issues - whether that is anxiety, attachment issues, bereavement, complex trauma, depression, eating issues, family issues, low self-esteem, or relationship issues.
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.
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 a member of The Relational School, a group of psychotherapists dedicated to understanding the dynamics of the therapeutic relationship.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Major life transitions
- Difficult childhood experiences: abuse, trauma and neglect
- Race and identity issues
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.
My usual fee is £70-£85 per session.
I accept AXA PPP and Vitality Health Insurance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client