Dr Fabienne Palmer
I offer a containing, non-judgemental, and supportive space, where you can safely process difficult thoughts and feelings.
I am a specialist in trauma, anxiety, and stress. Therapy sessions with me can be used to find new insights, as well as new, more adaptive ways of coping with the impact of difficulties, such as challenging/traumatic life experiences (past and present), transitions/change, struggling with aspects of your identity, feeling stuck/lost, or breakdowns in relationships (peer/family/work).
I am also aware of the limitations of the current mental health service provision in the UK for people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds and investigated what mental health services in England are doing to improve outcomes for Black service users specifically, as part of my doctoral thesis project. I am, therefore, committed to improving access to psychological therapy for BME clients and I ensure that issues relating to diversity, inclusion, intersectionality, culture, and difference are attended to within all aspects of my clinical practice.
Outside of individual therapy, I provide trauma-informed training, consultation, and reflective practice sessions to individuals, groups, and organisations. Other interests include institutional racism, oppression, discrimination, stigma, intergenerational acculturative stress, intragenerational trauma, human rights, women's rights, barriers to accessing mental health services, early intervention, resilience, and strengths-focused frameworks.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych), a Post Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Psychological Therapy, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. I have also worked clinically for over 7 years, supporting the emotional wellbeing of children, young people, adults, and older adults from diverse backgrounds. I work integratively, by drawing on a wide range of psychological theories and models to help my clients work towards their goals; my approach is collaborative, creative, compassionate, holistic, and person-centered.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Please contact me via the 'email me' contact for information about my fees. I am also recognised by the following insurance companies, should you wish to access therapy through your existing policy:
- Atena Global Benefits
Concessions offered for
Initial consultations are a great opportunity for you to think, together with Fabienne, about what support might be helpful for you at this time. So even if your main concern has not been specifically listed on this page, please do get in touch via email or phone, to arrange an appointment.