Kate Palmer

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BA (Hons), MBACP (Accred)
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Teddington, TW11
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About me

How Counselling Can Help

If you are struggling with life, counselling provides you with an opportunity to make the changes you need to so you can live in a more fulfilling way. I believe that there are certain times when we can all find life overwhelming and full of obstacles. If you are suffering from anxiety,  social anxiety, depression, feeling sad, generalised anxiety disorder, relationship issues, adoption issues, distress and/or confusion it can help to talk things through with someone not connected to your situation. I offer counselling in a safe, confidential environment to help you explore difficult issues and choices.

I work from an Integrative-relational theoretical basis which means that I draw on a range of different theories to support my work. This enables me to tailor our session to what you need. I believe that it is the relationship between you and your counsellor that is fundamental in supporting you when you are distressed, and in helping you understand yourself and your relationships, enabling you to move forward. My priority is to create a warm, respectful, secure relationship where you can feel safe enough to explore and come to terms with whatever may be troubling you.

Training, qualifications & experience

About Me

I have experience of working with clients with a wide range of emotional issues, including relationship difficulties, family breakdown, low self-esteem, adoption, anxiety, depression, anger management and bereavement. I am a qualified Adoption Support Counsellor.  I have been working in the counselling field since 2001: as part of an eating disorders multi-disciplinary team; as a volunteer at Childline and Samaritans; in the NHS and workplace counselling; as a university student counsellor; and in private practice. I also work as a supervisor, both privately and at a university.

I would normally see you for weekly 50 minute sessions, either for a fixed time (for example for six or twelve weeks) or for a more open-ended time, depending on what we agree together.

I am a member of BACP and I abide by its Code of Ethics. My work is supervised by a senior practitioner.

My qualifications are:

  • BA (Hons) (1st class) Integrative-Relational Counselling (BACP Accredited)
  • BACP Accreditation
  • Adoption Support Counsellor
  • Advanced Certificate in Integrative Counselling
  • BSc (Hons) (1st class) Psychology

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Redundancy
Body Image

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • BUPA
  • WPA
  • Axa Health
  • Cigna

Additional information

Fees and Terms

My fees are £60 per 50 minute session for individuals and £90 for couples. I can offer a limited number of concessions for students and people on low incomes.

If you miss an appointment because you are ill and you have given me 24 hours notice, or because you are on holiday, you will not be charged.

If you give less than 24 hours notice you will be charged a cancellation fee.

I am registered with a wide range of private healthcare providers including Bupa, Aviva, WPA, Cigna and Pruhealth.

When I work

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I have both daytime and evening appointments available.

Further information

Location

My premises in Teddington is about 10 minutes walk from train stations and on major bus routes. Parking is also easily available.

Duration of Counselling

I work with clients on both a short (3/6-12 weeks) and long term (open ended) basis depending upon their needs. This is something that we would discuss at our initial meeting.

Code of Ethics

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

Teddington, TW11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

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

Key details

DBS check

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Supervision

In person
Online

I believe supervision should encourage, motivate and inspire. My experience supports your own style through reflection, understanding and feedback.

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