About me

You may have been experiencing worries and difficulties for a long time, or the strange times we presently live in might have brought up concerns for you. I offer a safe space for you to talk confidentially about whatever might be on your mind. Talking therapy allows us to journey together to understanding your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and work with your capacity to make change.

I'm an experienced, qualified and accredited psychotherapist and counsellor, committed to providing therapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I can work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period.

After contacting me, we meet for an assessment session - which is an opportunity for you talk about what's on your mind, for me to explain what I can provide, and for us to think together about whether I might be the right therapist for you. Assessment sessions are free if you decide not to continue into therapy with me. If you decide to work with me, the assessment session is added to your first months fees.

I provide a friendly, warm and private environment in Bethnal Green, which is two minutes walk from the Central Line, and served by many bus routes.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an integrative therapist, an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and registered with the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

My qualifications include a Batchelor of Arts, a Grad Dip in Psychology, a Masters in Psychological Counselling, and PG Cert as an Integrative Supervisor with the Metanoia Institute

For fifteen years, I have worked in a large London teaching Hospital as an Advisor and Highly Specialist Psychotherapist with a specialism in sexual health and HIV medicine. I now split my work between the NHS and private practice. I regularly lecture and teach, provide personal therapy to training therapists as well as supervise qualified therapists in their day to day practice.

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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

The use of chemicals in a sexualised environment (chemsex), providing an affirmative therapy to LGBT patients. Exploration of sexual relationships, sexuality and gender issues.


£80.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I discuss the fees at our first assessment session, and the range is £80+

There are two low-cost places, for those on low-income, however there can be often a waiting list for these sessions.


Evenings and early mornings Monday through Thursday


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Robert Palmer

Robert Palmer