Lorna Palmer-Coyne, MSc, MSc, GradIPD, Dip Clinical Supervision, UKCP & MBACP
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.
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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Humanistic therapies
Assessment session (90 minutes) - £55
Normal sessions (50 minutes) - £45-£55 a consession is available for students
Supervision sessions (90 minutes) - £65
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Their 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.
From 9:30 am to 8:30pm, Monday to Friday and some Saturday afternoon sessions are available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
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.View supervision profile