Louise Hooper Counselling Dip Couns MBACP

Louise Hooper Counselling Dip Couns MBACP

Forest Gate
London Road
SN15 3RS

07429605409 / 07429605409

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About me

I offer a warm, safe and supportive space where we can explore concerns at your own pace.  I can help you to create some space in your life to value yourself and make sense of your experiences. Understanding yourself and your experiences can be profound and can help you to live a more self-compassionate and meaningful life, lessening self-judgement and living according according to the expectations of others. I believe that it is possible to develop new ways of being in the world.

I am interested in meditation and mindfulness and like to work with the whole person, which includes the connection between the mind and the body – as trauma, anxiety and stress can manifest itself physically in the body and nervous system.

You may be living with a recent or past loss, trauma or relationship difficulties.  I help people work through experiences such as:

  • depression and stress
  • anxiety and panic attacks
  • domestic abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • bereavement and other life losses
  • feeling overwhelmed and not knowing why
  • living according to the expectations of others
  • negative thoughts and self judgement
  • self-harm and feelings of suicide
  • menopausal symptoms such as anxiety
  • past or present relationship and family difficulties
  • attachment trauma
  • the experiences of being a Carer

Training, qualifications & experience

My background is teaching music and education, including working with children with additional needs.

I have experience in bereavement counselling and provide one to one counselling at Longfield Hospice for adults who have been bereaved by the death of parents, partners, siblings and children.  My clients also include those with a life-limiting illness and carers of people who have Parkinson's, Dementia and cancer

I have worked with Southside Family Project, a family support charity, where many of my clients experienced domestic abuse, emotional trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-worth and relationship difficulties.  Here I developed an interest in how emotional trauma can affect the body, which may lead to chronic illness and depression - the legacy of which is just starting to be recognised.

I have an interest in developing my work with young people and young adults.

Professional Qualifications

  • Diploma in Counselling (Level 6), University of the West of England (UWE)
  • Essential Elements of Counselling Young People, University of the West of England (UWE)
  • Certificate in Counselling, University of the West of England (UWE)
  • MBACP - I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

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My regular fee is £45 per hour

I offer a free 30 minute initial session where we can meet to explore your needs and discuss working together.

I am fully insured and a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).  I abide by their ethical framework and values and undertake supervision and professional development regularly.

Maps & Directions

Chippenham, SN15 3RS

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


I offer some evening appointments

Types of client

Young people
Older adults