Lorna Palmer-Coyne

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MSc, MSc, GradIPD, Dip Clinical Supervision, UKCP & MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Dover CT16 & CT17
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I therapeutically work with adults who have a variety of issues, including bereavement, trauma, relationship problems and a variety of mental health difficulties. I have also got extensive experience working with children and adolescents as I have worked for CAMHS and also Action for Children in one of their Sexual Abuse Recovery centres. Additionally I was a Children and Families Psychotherapist for eight and a half years for a Domestic Abuse charity.

I operate in an integrative style from a person-centred core, where the client is seen as the expert on themselves and I help to facilitate the therapeutic journey. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental service. I hold that at times a person can become disconnected from their internal coping resources, and struggle to bring about change. Therapy can help to resolve issues so that their is a rediscovery of natural inner resources to help clients make choices to grow and fulfil potential.

Working with adults and children (I am enhanced CRB checked) I provide short and long term counselling and psychotherapy, I offer fifty-minute sessions at my comfortable consulting room in the centre of Dover. In addition, I offer online (Zoom and Skype) and telephone counselling for both children and adult support.

I also offer Clinical Supervision for Psychotherapists, Counsellors, IDVA's, Healthcare Professionals and Students.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc. Integrative Psychotherapy - Metanoia Institute (University of Middlesex)

Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy - Metanoia Institute

Diploma in Clinical Supervision - Dr Fenn Counselling Service, Whitstable

Certificate in REBT - Thanet College, Broadstairs, Kent

MSc. Therapeutic Counselling - University of Greenwich

MA Human Resource Management - University of Hull

Post-graduate diploma Human Resource Management - CIPD

BSc. Psychology and Sociology - Oxford Brookes University

NNEB Child Development and Psychology - Walsall College of Technology

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have written a twelve week programme called 'Incredible Me' to help children aged five to eleven years increase in confidence and self-esteem.

I additionally have extensive experience of working with children in residential and foster care.


£60.00 - £65.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

If we move forward, then an initial assessment is £100 for a 90 minute appointment. After this, each individual session will run for 50 minutes and cost £60-65, while couples sessions cost £65 per session.

When I work

From 9:15 am to 9:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Further information

When you first get in touch we will have a telephone conversation to talk about what difficulties you are having. If we both feel that therapy would be helpful for you then we will arrange a mutually convenient time for an initial assessment. This assessment usually takes an hour and a half.

An assessment provides an opportunity for a more in-depth conversation about your difficulties and goals for therapy. It also allows you the opportunity to ask any questions about therapy and for us to discuss the number of sessions, reviews and the time slot for sessions if we decide to work together. It is recommended that sessions are attended on a weekly basis, often sessions become more spaced out towards the end of the need for therapy.

Castle Clinic, 5 Castle Hill Road, Dover, Kent, CT16 1QG

22 Kingston Close, River, Dover, Kent, CT17 0NQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

There is on road parking, and a large paid ticket carpark at the end of the road. The office signage at the entrance clearly says The Castle Clinic and has one small step up into the building.

Online platforms



In person

I am an experienced Clinical Supervisor who has worked providing individual and group supervision for a variety of psychological professionals including counsellors and psychotherapists within a range of organisational settings.

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