Claire Palmer

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Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
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Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DP
Limited availability
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I provide a private and confidential counselling service to adults in central Norwich, Norfolk, or online within the UK.

I provide the space to explore difficult events or impactful moments in your life, whether in the past, present, or in preparation for the future.

I will help you explore your experiences without judgement to achieve a better understanding of the difficulties that you are facing.

I have experience working with neurodiverse clients, including those with autism and other conditions that may present sensory challenges. I would adjust the environment as much as possible to make your session accessible. I enjoy working creatively, and we would be able to collaborate on how we may approach areas that you find difficult to verbalise. I am happy to discuss this with you and answer any questions you may have. 

I am LGBTQIA-friendly and can help you explore and process any concerns or fears you may have.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling, a BSc(hons) in Integrative Counselling. I have completed an online counselling certificate and am a member of ACTO (Association for Counselling and Therapy Online).

I bring my passion for care and mental wellbeing into my practice. Working holistically with my clients, I offer an integrative approach, tailoring the counselling to my clients individual needs and personal circumstances with no expectations for the client to fit a prescribed counselling mould.

I draw upon person-centred, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioural approaches within my practice.

I enjoy working creatively with my clients to find ways of expressing things that may be beyond words. These may be experiences that occurred in your childhood before you learned to speak; it may be that you have endured traumatic experiences that need a creative approach as words are too difficult for you; or you may just enjoy the experience of a more creative session.

I have had further training in other approaches, including inner child/parts of self, Gestalt, dream analysis, and intergenerational trauma.

Using all of the above, I offer a bespoke counselling service that is created with your individual needs in mind and with you at the heart of it. Together, we create a unique therapeutic relationship—a safe and positive space for us to work.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Why Shame Matters: Relational Perspectives on Working with Shame

Intergenerational Shame – A Relational Approach

Using Creative Methods in Therapy (Including releasing blocked emotions)

Working on Dreams: A Gestalt Approach

Revealing the Meaning of Dreams: A Gestalt Approach

Fantasies and Nightmares: A Gestalt Approach

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£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My session fee is as follows:

30-minute consultation: £25

Fifty-minute appointments: £55*

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel for any reason, please give me at least 48 hours notice. A payment of your usual fee is requested if you cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

*A concession rate for trainee counsellors and those on low income may be available.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Opening Hours

Mondays – 14.30 – 18.00. Online or in person

Tuesday – 08.00 – 18.00. Online or in person

Thursday – 08.00 - 18.00 Online or in person

Further information

I have a lived experience of self harm, and I deliver a presentation based on that experience to other professionals in order to bring awareness to self harm to the counselling room.

35-37 Exchange Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Assess to building is up a single step and my counselling room is up 1 flights of steep stairs. There is a toilet available on same floor as the room. There is a waiting room.

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Claire Palmer
Claire Palmer