My name is Christina Hooper. I offer a grounded approach to counselling, with lived, practical experience and wisdom gathered from my own personal life journey. I use an integrative approach to counselling, which means I use insights from many different areas such as person-centred counselling, solution-focused counselling and body awareness techniques.
I am absolute in knowing that within all of us is a loving essence, which despite the many challenges experienced in life, remains pristine and pure. When we are supported to re-connect with this delicate essence, we realise we no longer need to be defined by our behaviours because our self-worth inherently arises from our integrity, inner wisdom and awareness.
Would you like the opportunity to ... ?
Identify and become your calm and settled self where you are most productive
Understand your behaviour better
Make positive choices
Affirm the skills you have already mastered
Become aware of new skills you can learn to master situations you once thought were too difficult to face
Practice these skills in a safe space
Improve your self-care and well-being, thereby improving life for those that are around you
I love people and have worked in the field of counselling since 1999. I am continually updating my training as required by my professional membership of the British Association for Counselling (BACP). I have volunteered with charities such as the Samaritans, Nottingham Alcohol Problems Advisory Service, Nottingham Agenda (domestic violence progamme), and Place2Be (children’s counselling in schools).
I offer a no obligation initial consultation for £25 for 50 minutes. Subsequent sessions are £50 and I work on long term or short-term therapy. Payment is payable if not cancelled within 48 hours of the appointment.
Clinic & Parking
The clinic is located at Riverside Natural Health Centre, 1-3 Victoria Embankment, Nottingham NG2 2JY. The telephone number there is 0115 986 4990. There is free parking at the Centre for visitors, or on the roadside. Or if you travel with public transport you find a bus stop on the corner of London Road and Victoria Embankment, and on the opposite side of London Road, most buses stop there.
How can counselling help me?
You may have a number of difficulties that have arrived in your life and seem to be overwhelming. Working with a counsellor who is not affected by these difficulties allows you to express in your own words and in your own time of your choosing and in the space dedicated to listening to you. Many people find that they grow in awareness about what is motivating them and what skills they can develop to manage their difficulties. Sometimes we already have these skills but we don’t notice them because they have become automatic, for example like driving a car or cooking or writing a letter – we do it without thinking. It is amazing what skills we all already have, including the ability to learn new skills.
Difficulties counselling can help with
Anger and losing control of your emotions
Depression and anxiety
Lack of purpose and feeling overwhelmed
Low self-worth and shyness
General well-being and healthy living choices
Changing any unwanted behaviour
Should you need urgent assistance, the following list of telephone numbers and emergency contact details may be helpful:
For anyone struggling to cope, listen without judgement or pressure through listening and support to people and communities in times of need. Many ways to get support Self-Help App Keep track of how you're feeling, get recommendations for things you can do to help yourself cope, feel better and stay safe in a crisis
Freephone: 116 123 (24 hours)
Email support: firstname.lastname@example.org
Write a letter: freepost SAMARITANS LETTERS
In person local branch: https://www.samaritans.org/branches/
National Suicide Prevention Helpline
UK wide charity offering confidential supportive listening to anyone having thoughts of suicide over the age of 18 years.
Telephone: 0800 689 5652 option 1 (daily 6.00pm - 3.30am)
The Calm Zone
Support for men going through any challenges with life including suicidal thoughts, offering practical suggestions, online guides and advice on moving forward.
Telephone: 0800 585858 (National) & 0808 802 58 58 (London) from 5.00pm to midnight every day
Webchat: 5pm-midnight every day
Maytree is a residential respite centre for anyone who are feeling suicidal and in crisis with a room to stay for up to 4 nights & 5 days in London and Manchester.
Telephone: 0207 263 7070 (24 hrs)
Self-referral form: https://www.maytree.org.uk/referrals/
Contact form: https://www.maytree.org.uk/contact-us/
A 24/7 free text service from all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. Volunteers providing signposting to connect you into services if you are struggling to cope and in need of immediate help.Text: SHOUT to 85258 to start a conversation
The leading mental health charity in England and Wales offering counselling, mindfulness, groups, activities, advocacy support and more.
Infoline: 0300 123 3393 (Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm)
Crisis self-help tools: https://www.mind.org.uk/need-urgent-help/
Find your local service: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/local-minds/
MIND Legal Line
Providing legal information and general advice on mental health related law including being detained under the Mental Health Act, mental capacity and community care.
Helpline: 0300 466 6463 (Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm)
National out-of-hours mental health helpline offering emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, family, friends & carers aged 16 years and over.
Helpline: 0300 304 7000 (4-10pm daily)
Textcare: https://www.sane.org.uk/how-we-help/emotional-support/textcare Sane Community: https://www.sane.org.uk/how-we-help/sane-community
A national mental health charity offering practical help on issues such as the Mental Health Act, community care, welfare benefits, living with mental ill health, medication and care.
Helpline: 0808 801 0525 (9.30am-4pm Mon-Fri)
Mental Health Breathing Space: https://www.mentalhealthandmoneyadvice.org/
Support, advice and information on all anxiety, stress and anxiety-based depression conditions. Answers to questions, discuss techniques for immediate short-term relief of anxiety symptoms and help to find the right path of action for long-term support.
Helpline: 03444 775 774 (Mon-Fri 9.30-5.30pm)
Text support: 07537 416 905
Webinars: https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/get-help/financial-hardship-support/ Free guides and resources:
Helpline and online tools for anyone suffering anxiety, panic attacks and phobias with memberships for other services. Helpline: 0300 772 9844 (10am-10pm daily)
Free tools to download: https://nopanic.org.uk/resources/
Panic attack exercise: https://nopanic.org.uk/panic-attack/
Body scan relaxation: https://nopanic.org.uk/body-scan-relaxation/
Breathing exercise: https://nopanic.org.uk/correct-breathing/
Relaxation technique: https://nopanic.org.uk/relaxation-technique/
Free online community to support everyone with their mental health needs through a chat service, online forum, resources and live Q&A 24 hours a day.