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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.

  We explore your current relationships and the issues that may be troubling you in your life in relation to 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.

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 a week for short term counselling (6-12 weeks)
The sessions are 50 mins long and I charge £30-£50 per session- I aim to make your counselling sessions affordable in relation to your personal situation.

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).

Until COVID 19 makes it safe to work face to face I work online on Skype or FaceTime or by phone .

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 also Adult Education for WEA etc.

I 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 worked in Private Practice for the past 14 years.
In short - I have been practising for 18 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

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy


Concessions to be discussed

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

I offer short term time-limited Counselling only which means that I do not offer help with deep-seated long- standing issues Which require open-ended counselling.

31 Mawson Road

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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

Types of client

Older adults
Tamsin Palmer MBACP Accred.

Tamsin Palmer MBACP Accred.