Sam Palmer MBACP Registered Psychotherapist
Counselling works to help those who feel stuck or anxious, or who are experiencing an underlying sense of sadness about their lives. My therapy practice is based just a few minutes walk from Swiss Cottage underground station. Please contact me to book a preliminary consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over ten years experience as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. UKCP and BACP registered, I have an MA in Psychoanalysis from London Guildhall University and completed a training at the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research (CFAR) in London. I have been working as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist since 2004 and have practised in a number of environments such as Guy's Hospital in London as well as the private Lacap clinic, and now in private practice in Belsize Park, London.
Some of the common issues psychotherapy and counselling can help with are:
Sexual or relationship problems
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Dealing with abuse, present and past
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£80 per session. Some reduced rate slots are available for trainees/students or those in financial difficulty (daytime only).
The consulting rooms, discreetly located with its own private entrance, are just a few minutes walk from Swiss Cottage underground station.
I offer online counselling and also see clients through Skype video calls. This can be useful for those who are not able to make regular appointments with a therapist locally. However, even for those outside of London, I do ask that an early meeting is arranged in person to establish a personal contact.
My fees for Skype sessions are the same for face to face psychotherapy.
I supervise therapists from a variety of modalities and training backgrounds, supporting their clinical work by encouraging creative reflection, exploring transference issues and, where appropriate, giving candid advice regarding concrete clinical challenges. I work with both trainees and the newly qualified, as well as more experienced practitioners. Supervision fees are set at £50 per meeting.
All therapy sessions, whether in person or online, take place in complete confidence, and in a safe and supportive, non-judgemental atmosphere.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Evening and daytime availability
Supervision & training
I supervise therapists from a variety of modalities and training backgrounds, supporting their clinical work by encouraging creative reflection, exploring transference issues and, where appropriate, giving candid advice regarding concrete clinical challenges.View supervision profile