Catherine Palmer

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MSc, BSc, DipSup, DipCouns, MBACP
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Dover, Kent, CT15
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

I recognise that choosing a supervisor is a very personal experience. 

It is important to feel supported within your role as a counsellor and yet challenged to facilitate growth and realise your potential. There will be times where you may need a greater sense of support and other times where you need the challenge to move beyond an impasse or feelings of stuck-ness. I understand as a counsellor myself that this co-created and collaborative relationship requires trust which is established and built over the time we spend together. We are all fallible; I do not expect perfection, nor will I be perfect. My hope is that in the explicit recognition of this you feel able to bring your client work in conjunction with your own responses to them, to our space together to explore in a way that feels safe and free from judgement.

I primarily utilise a Gestalt modality with an integration of Attachment Theory, Psychodynamic Theory and Transactional Analysis. However, as a Counselling lecturer, I have a good knowledge of most counselling theories and can apply them confidently to client work. I enjoy to work creatively across different mediums including sand tray, modelling, sculpting, art, therapy cards and psychodrama (and more!).

I can also offer Walk and Talk supervision (subject to suitability). Please, do indicate to me how you’d like to work.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Abbey Road, Dover, Kent, CT15

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Type of session

In person

An experienced, creative counsellor, supervisor and lecturer providing support, compassion and challenge to promote both counsellor & client growth.

Catherine Palmer
Catherine Palmer