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Hal Palmer (Green Shoots Counselling)

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2
07380 524941 07380 524941
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2

About me

- Your first step is the bravest -

Hello. As a BACP registered counsellor, I work one to one with feeling sad, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and challenges of daily living. Our time together is in a comfortable and confidential space in Orton Longueville in Peterborough or using video software such as Zoom.

There are many reasons why you may want to come to counselling, for release and to feel better with shorter term work, others want a longer-term deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them. Whatever it is you are looking for, I can assure you of one thing, a non-judgmental and nurturing space to talk and be heard.

If you are coming to terms with a loss, feeling sad or times of overwhelm where you simply feel unsure of what is going on for you please call or message me.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified, registered and insured therapeutic counsellor with experience of working in the NHS / GP provision, agency setting and private practice. I work in an integrative way with experience of talking face to face, with creative techniques and cognitive behaviour techniques as well as online.

I am a member of the British Association Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and have undergone further training in motivational interviewing, mental health first aid, police wellbeing, domestic abuse, self harm, safeguarding, bereavement, Russian Doll therapy and working with suicidal thoughts.

I have undertaken significant CPD which allows me to work online, to the BACP online competence. I use Zoom and have the upgraded professional version to allow end to end encryption.

Member organisations


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

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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£30 for an assessment appointment

£35 for other appointments

Free initial telephone appointment (15 minutes)

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

£25.00 reduced fees for counselling students and to staff and officers within the blue light and uniformed services (Ambulance, Fire, Police, Coastguard, Mountain Rescue, military services).

Welbeck Way

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


I have flexible availability and I have some later evening appointments for shift workers up to 10pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Hal Palmer (Green Shoots Counselling)

Hal Palmer (Green Shoots Counselling)