Tamsin Palmer UKCP MBACP Member Guild of Psychotherapists.

Tamsin Palmer UKCP MBACP Member Guild of Psychotherapists.

31 Mawson Road

01223 503468 / 07885646690

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31 Mawson Road

01223 503468 / 07885646690

About me

About Me.
Hello! My name is Tamsin. I offer a warm and friendly environment in which you can feel able to talk freely about what is troubling you and causing you muddles, difficulties or painful feelings.

It may be something to do with yourself as an individual in the past or the present or perhaps fears about the future. It may have something to do with a relationship - in your personal life, in the family or at work.  Much of our work together relates to the kind of relationships you had when you were little and growing up.  These early relationships form a kind of template which can cause us great difficulties in our relationships as adults.  We explore your current relationships in the light of your totally individual personal emotional history.

How Can it Help?
Once a trusting relationship has been established in the counselling, we can begin to untangle what is going on inside you, (sometimes at a level which you have not been aware of), and what is going on outside you. My aim is to help you shed light and understanding onto whatever it is that has brought you to seek counselling.  Generally people begin to feel better in themselves and more in control of their lives.  They may well feel more confident and more satisfied in themselves. And they know a great deal more about their inner world and how they 'work' as a person.

How I work.
I see individuals once (or sometimes twice) a week for shorter or longer term therapy.  Sometimes we decide how long we want to work together. At other times we see where the work is going and stay in therapy until it seems good for it to come to an end.

The sessions are 50 mins long and I charge £50 per session.

Some of the issues that bring people to see me are:

Relationship difficulties
Sense of having lost your way/feeling in a muddle
Low feelings of depression and sadness.
Lack of confidence
Low self-esteem
Life crises
Wanting to find out more about themselves

Although my training is Psycho-dynamic and Psycho- Analytic, I work in the way that suits the person I am seeing at the time.

I work in a talking way with you and bring in insights and therapeutic approaches from other models of counselling and therapy when I think they may be helpful.

Where I work.
I live and work in Cambridge on Mawson Road - very near the station and near the centre of town.  There is Pay and Display Parking opposite the house and around the corner of the street. There is also much more parking on Gresham Road (down the road from Mawson Road).

My consulting room is in my home and it is arranged to create a warm and friendly environment.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a UKCP registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist and a BACP registered Counsellor and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.

I came to the profession from a background in University teaching for 15 years and qualified in psych-dynamic  counselling in 2002 at Cambridge University (Advanced and Post Graduate Diploma BACP Reg/Accred.) and subsequently qualified in Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy at the Guild of Psychotherapists in London in 2006.

I have a great deal of experience of working with people in an educational and psycho-therapeutic milieu.

I have been practising for 12 years and have worked as counsellor in a GP surgery; in university counselling services, as well as maintaining my ongoing private practice .

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership



Maps & Directions

Cambridge, CB1 2DZ

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


During the day up to 6pm or exceptionally 6.30 weekdays. I do not work saturdays

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