Hello! My name is Abi Hopkins. I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor and I work with adults of all ages and young people. I have over 20 years’ experience of working with people in a variety of diverse community and education settings.
As a Person-Centred therapist, I believe that you are the expert in your own life and that you have within you the capacity for positive growth. Our work together is to help you to reconnect with your inner values and your sense of self-worth so that you can thrive. I am also trained in Solution-Focussed therapy which I integrate into my practice. This can help you to visualise your preferred future, build personal resources and coping strategies, and to move towards personally meaningful goals.
You may be considering coming to therapy because you are feeling lost, isolated, confused, lonely, anxious, stuck or unsettled. These feelings can be painful and overwhelming, but you are not alone. In therapy I work to provide a healing relationship that is stable, caring and free from judgment, so you will feel accepted, valued and deeply understood. Within this relationship you can explore yourself more fully, leading to increased self-awareness, self-acceptance and ultimately a more meaningful and fulfilling life, in connection with yourself and others.
I am experienced in helping people with various issues such as stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, loneliness, depression, anger management, relationship issues, shame and loss. I am a fully supervised member of BACP and I adhere to the BACP ethical framework for the counselling professions in all aspects of my work.
You can get in contact with me at [email protected] to arrange a free 10–20-minute telephone consultation. This will give you a chance to tell me a bit about yourself and what brings you to counselling and ask me any questions you may have. If you choose to, we can then arrange a first session, in which we can talk more about you, your hopes for therapy and the changes you would like to see in your life.
You can agree on a set number of sessions or come on an open-ended basis. I offer face to face sessions at Space To Be You Therapy Rooms in Hackney E8, or remote sessions via zoom or telephone.
Sessions are for 50 minutes and cost £50-£60 per session.
Availability: Tuesday daytimes for face-to-face work and Thursdays and Friday daytimes for online/telephone counselling