Svetlana Palmer

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Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London E5 & E8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced and professionally qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor based in Hackney, East London. I offer in-person and online sessions at my private practice in Clapton E5 and at HQ Therapy in Dalston E8.

I am a registered professional member of UKCP (The UK Council for Psychotherapy) and FPC (Foundation for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their strict professional guidelines and Code of Ethics.

Psychotherapy can help you to work through difficulties, dilemmas and life's challenges

a safe, compassionate and confidential space. 

I offer a non-judgemental space and without prejudice. 

Psychotherapy can help you to understand the reasons and past traumas that may cause your low mood, anxiety, panic attacks, sleep disturbance and repeating patterns of unwanted behaviour. It can help you process your experiences, develop greater self-awareness, and make lasting changes in your life.

Having someone who is able to help you process and make sense of painful or traumatic experiences can help your summon the strength and courage to make significant changes in your life, be it in personal or professional capacity. 

Whether you are new to therapy or would like to return to address current difficulties, whether you feel you could benefit from a few goal-oriented sessions or to engage in longer-term open-ended therapy, I would be happy to tailor my approach to your individual needs.

Therapy is a collaborative endeavour, and a big commitment, thus it is essential that we feel able to connect with each other. An initial consultation is an opportunity for us to explore how it may feel for us to be working together.  This initial meeting is an extensive exploration but is without obligation to continue in treatment.

I aim to respond to all queries within 48 hours and all correspondence is fully confidential.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at WPF Therapy, a leading academic and clinical institution for psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy. I am a fully registered member of FPC ( Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling) and UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and adhere to the professional Code of Ethics set out by these bodies.

I regularly engage in Continuous Professional Development to expand, update and review my professional practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


£60.00 - £80.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£90 for an initial consultation of up to 1.5 hours
£60-£80 per session, a limited number of low fee spaces for those on reduced income

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I currently have limited daytime availability only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 

Therapy HQ Dalston, 83A Kingsland High Street, London, Greater London, E8 2PB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Additional languages


Svetlana Palmer
Svetlana Palmer