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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

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

If we move forward, then an initial assessment is £75 for a 90 minute appointment. After this, each session will run for 50 minutes and cost £50.

Alternatively, I offer blocks of sessions at discount:

8 session block: £372 (7% discount - save £28)
12 session block: £546 (9% discount - save £54 - which adds up to one free session)
24 session block: £1044 (13% discount - save £156 which adds up to three free sessions)


From 9:30 am to 8:30pm, Monday to Friday and some Saturday afternoon sessions are available.

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
CT16 1QG

22 Kingston Close
CT17 0NQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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 supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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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Lorna Palmer-Coyne, MSc, MSc, GradIPD, Dip Clinical Supervision, UKCP & MBACP

Lorna Palmer-Coyne, MSc, MSc, GradIPD, Dip Clinical Supervision, UKCP & MBACP