- Phone number
- 07429 605409
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
Please note that due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, I have temporarily suspended face to face counselling sessions and I am offering online video sessions.
Sometimes it can hard to deal with some of the challenges that happen in life and we can lose a sense of who we are. Perhaps you are living with a recent or past loss, trauma or relationship difficulties, or you are feeling anxious and stressed. Together we can gently turn towards your feelings and explore your needs in a safe and professional therapeutic space, where you feel supported.
A period of difficulty (although sometimes painful), can be an opportunity to give yourself the time and space to discover more about you.
I help people work through experiences such as:
depression and stress; anxiety and panic attacks; domestic abuse; sexual abuse; bereavement and other life losses; addiction; difficulty adjusting to life changes; feeling overwhelmed and not knowing why; living according to the expectation of others; low self-esteem, negative thoughts and self judgement; self-harm and suicide; past or present relationship and family difficulties; trauma and attachment trauma.
I offer a warm, safe and supportive therapeutic space where we can explore concerns at your own pace. Together we can create some space in your life for you to value yourself and gain some understanding of your experiences. Some people contact me wanting to work with a specific issue, whereas others come to counselling wanting space to review where they are and bring some balance back into their life. I believe that, given the right conditions, it is possible to develop new ways of being in the world.
Patterns and adaptions, that helped you to fit into your families, workplaces and social relationships, may not be serving you in your life now and can become exhausting to your emotional wellbeing, physical wellbeing and mental health. Understanding yourself and life's challenges can be profound and can create an opportunity to make some changes.
As an integrative therapist, I am able to draw on a range of approaches. I am interested in meditation, mindfulness and compassion 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.
I help people through bereavement and we all experience loss in our life, but loss is not only experienced when someone has died. We can be impacted by divorce or loss of a partnership, loss of health, loss of a sense of who we are or a loss of direction in life, redundancy and retirement, a sense of loss when children leave home and many more. It may feel like the ground beneath you has opened up and you are separated from life as usual. It may be a place of uncertainty between what is no longer and what is yet to come. It is important to take the time to grieve these losses.
How we live our modern lives may be impacting us more than we realise and can lead to imbalance, loneliness or a lack of meaningful connection. I can help you to be curious and reflective, allowing you to make sense of your situation and gain a wider perspective.
‘Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are’ – Rachel Naomi Remen
I trained at the University of the West of England (UWE) and am a registered member of the BACP.
If you would like to know more, please visit my website at www.louisehoopercounselling.co.uk
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited