Paula Hoppins BA (Hons), Dip in Therapeutic Counselling, MBACP (Accred)
I am qualified/trained in inter-cultural counselling and offer affordable rates. I am also a Clinical Supervisor and provide supervision for counsellors. I work with individuals, couples and families from all different backgrounds developing a greater awareness of self. The areas of counselling I deal with: Abuse, Addiction(s), Adoption, Affairs and Betrayals, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Binge Eating Disorder, Bullying, Cultural & Identity issues, Depression, Generalised Anxiety, Low Self-Confidence, Low Self-Esteem, Panic Disorder, Relationship Issues, Separation and Divorce, Sexuality, Stress, Termination/Abortion/Miscarriage, Trauma, Work Related Issues.
I work from a integrative perspective, looking how past experiences, behaviours might shape and influence our thinking in regards to both our present relationships with others and in our relationships with ourselves and our own personal, spiritual and/or cultural identities. Whether your problems are identifiable, or confusing, counselling can help you deal with emotions that are difficult to understand, giving you fresh insight into your life in order to find the best way forward.
I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. I adhere to their code of ethics and standards of practice.
Part of my training was in Drug & Alcohol Services for four years alongside private practice, equipping clients with a range of tools and techniques to help manage anxiety/depression in a safe confidential counselling setting and in a doctor's surgery.
While training as a counsellor, I have worked for more than four years with a homeless charity and over five years with NHS Mental Health Services.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my BA Hons in Counselling relating to "Research Methods for Counsellors, Freud & Object Relations, Counselling & Society and Counselling Research Dissertation". CONEL is one of the leading training institutions in the UK with a reputation for clinical and academic excellence and is part of Middlesex University. It is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, incorporating "Psychodynamic/Integrative Approaches, Inter-Cultural (Racial Identity Development Models, Attachment Theory & Culture, Identity & Mixed Parentage), Short Term Solution Focused Therapy, Working with Addictions".
I also hold the following:
Certificate in Drug & Alcohol Training
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Part of my work was for a homeless charity working with client's addictions, mental health problems, stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, identity issues, domestic violence, sexual abuse, attachment issues, trauma, loss, bereavement, sex working and housing issues.
Initially there is a consultation fee of £45 for individuals; couples £60; families £60 for 50 minutes where we could discuss your needs and expectations and whether you feel counselling would be helpful to you. Concessions will be considered for people on low incomes.
I practice in London SW12
Balham, South West London SW12 convenient for central and south London. It is easy to reach using the Northern Line to Balham or Clapham South Overground Rail to Balham from London Bridge or Victoria and is accessible from major bus routes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays: Evenings & day time Mondays & Tuesdays
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a qualified Integrative Supervisor, holding a Level 6 Diploma in Therapeutic Supervision.View supervision profile