Louise Hooper Counselling

Dip.Couns, MBACP

How can I help?

We all experience periods of difficulty and change in our life and sometimes we may need help, rather than feeling we have to cope alone.  People need connection to thrive and there may be places in your life where you feel disconnected from others or yourself, affecting your emotional, mental and physical health and wellbeing.  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, limiting beliefs 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

If you would like to meet to discuss working together....

Our work together…

 

I offer a warm, safe and supportive 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 make sense of your experiences.  Some people contact me wanting to work with a specific issue, whereas others come to counselling wanting space to reassess and bring some balance back into their life.

 As an integrative therapist, I am able to draw on a range of approaches including Person Centred, Gestalt, Psychodynamic and creativity.  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 and stress can manifest itself physically in the body and nervous system, causing panic attacks, anxiety, depression and many other physical symptoms.

Would like to know more about me?

Loss is not only experienced when someone has died…

 

We all experience loss in our lives and 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, loss of space and creativity, redundancy and retirement, a sense of loss when children leave home and many more.  

I can help you to be curious and reflective, bringing some understanding to your circumstances, allowing you to make sense of your situation and gain a wider perspective.  A period of difficulty (although painful), can be an opportunity to give yourself the time and space to discover more about you.

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