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Kate Palmer
Counsellor in Teddington - Registered 6+ Years

Registered Counsellor Kate Palmer

Consulting Rooms (by appointment)

Full address provided upon booking, Lindum Road
Teddington
Middlesex
TW11 9DR

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Professional Title

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited (MBACP Accred) and Registered Counsellor
Engagement rate - 48% of enquirers became verified clients

Summary

Counselling in Teddington

  • Individual £50 - 50 minutes
Payment Methods Accepted: Bank Transfer, Cash, Cheque
Languages: English

Working Hours

  • Mondays9am - 2:30pm
  • Tuesdays9am - 2:30pm, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Wednesdays9am - 2:30pm, 6:45pm - 7:45pm
  • Thursdays1pm - 2:30pm
  • Fridays9am - 2:30pm

Issue Covered

  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Panic
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sleep Problems
  • Stress


Therapies

  • Counselling
  • Relational Therapy
  • Integrative Therapy


Private Health Insurance Registrations

  • Aviva Health
  • CIGNA
  • PruHealth
  • WPA



Gender

Female

More Detail

6+ Years Post-Registration Experience

Welcome. I am Kate Palmer. I'm an accredited and registered counsellor - I assist individuals with their mental health. I hold private sector experience as a counsellor. My interest involves depression, relationship problems and self harm, as well as the specific obstacles faced by men, transgender people and women.

What to Expect

An introductory assessment meeting allows you to discover if you are comfortable with me, share what worries you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality, and assess if therapy could help you. Please use a contact option on the right to book an introductory assessment session in Teddington.

Counselling

Counselling centres on listening to you, and supporting you. You decide which issue regarding your childhood or adulthood you discuss. An aim of counselling is to help you to talk about a problem and discover a solution that is appropriate for you.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) recommends counselling for depression.

Integrative Therapy

Integrative therapy combines therapeutic approaches to suit your needs and the problems you experience. It explores your subjective experience and options. An aim of integrative therapy is to help you advance your self-awareness.

Relational Therapy

Relational therapy concentrates on how you relate with others. It encourages your honesty about the issues you encounter. The objective of relational therapy is to help you recognise healthy ways of communicating.

Thoughts on Mental Health

If you're working the holidays can be even harder, what with juggling childcare and your children's wants and needs. On top of all that, you may very well actually want to enjoy the time you do have off! I believe the key to getting all of these sometimes conflicting pressures and pleasures in balance is to work on not expecting too much of yourself. If you try to experience the moment by moment reality of whatever it is you are doing, you set a good example for your children, as well as allowing yourself the best chance of not getting caught up in expectations and guilt.
Read More: How to manage stress throughout the school holidays
Mindfulness encourages you to be an observer of yourself, not passing judgement on what is occurring, but accepting it, allowing it to express itself and move on. It complements talking therapies by making you better able to understand your experience, and by allowing you to step back from painful cycles of anxious and depressive thoughts or feelings.
Read More: Mental Health Awareness Week: A more mindful approach to therapy
It can be doubly hard to admit that some of the changes can leave you feeling lonely, exhausted, overwhelmed, bored and miserable. An important first step towards embracing parenthood is letting go of the notion that it's all going to be good. Letting yourself accept and deal with the difficult feelings it will bring, along with the great pleasures and excitement, will help to minimise or avoid your tendency to beat yourself up.
Read More: Adjusting to life after the arrival of a new baby
Just try to support that person with your love and understanding: ask them what would help right now? What might have helped them before they felt they had to self harm? Make sure they are physically as safe as possible by either getting them the medical care they may need or making sure the cut or burn is clean and bandaged if needed. Above all, recognise that you can't solve whatever is causing them to act in this way. You can encourage them to find the help they need and you can be there for them. But, however much you care, you can't solve it for them or stop them from self harming. Supporting someone who is self-harming can feel hugely challenging. You will find yourself coming up against your own feelings - anxiety, disgust, helplessness, anger, wanting to withdraw, just to name a few!
Read More: Self Harm Awareness Day: How to support someone who is self harming
As we approach the end of the year, you may often find yourself thinking about the coming new year and how you want it to be different from the one passing. If you have been struggling with your feelings, your relationships, your life, I bet you've been doing a lot of that struggling on your own; caught up in your emotions, thoughts, inner turmoil and feeling unable to really share it with others. You may worry about how it would impact on them, what they'll think about you. But dealing with all that on your own is a lonely business: we can't see our way through our emotional problems without outside help. So choose to do something positive for yourself in the coming New Year. Seek some help and don't suffer alone.
Read More: 10 New Year's resolutions to boost your mental wellbeing in 2015
Dogs, in particular, offer you unconditional acceptance and love. But you also have to care for them - to get out and give them a walk, to make sure they are fed and healthy, which can take the focus off your own problems.
Read More: Why having a pet could be great for your mental health
What happens to you when you're running late? Maybe the traffic is worse than usual, maybe you forgot your phone and had to run back home... And now you're late. Do you notice your heart beating faster, sweaty armpits, a tightness in your tummy? Do you start thinking about how you'll be judged for your lateness? Does your mind leap ahead, imagining you'll end up losing your job or the friend left waiting for you? No one can live a life without stress; therapy is about learning how to understand yourself and your patterns of behaviour, so you can look at how you might deal with such stresses in a different way.
Read More: Identifying and combatting the causes of stress in your everyday life

Qualifications Timeline

November
2014
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited (MBACP Accred) Counsellor (Registered since October 2010)
June
2012
Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours
Integrative Relational Counselling
Middlesex University London in collaboration with Kingston College (UK)

Kate abides by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Location Detail


My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Hampton Wick, Kingston, Kingston Upon Thames, Teddington, Ham, Hampton Hill, Surbiton, East Molesey, Twickenham, Thames Ditton, Hampton, Ditton Hill, Molesey, Long Ditton, Tolworth, Whitton, Richmond, New Malden, West Molesey, Hinchley Wood

Nearest Train Stations

  • Teddington (0.8 miles)
  • Kingston (0.8 miles)
  • Hampton Wick (1.2 miles)
  • Norbiton (1.5 miles)
  • Hampton Court (1.6 miles)
  • Fulwell (1.7 miles)
  • Strawberry Hill (1.7 miles)
  • Surbiton (1.9 miles)
  • Berrylands (2.1 miles)
  • Twickenham (2.2 miles)


Nearest London Underground Tube Stations

  • Richmond (3.2 miles)


Wheelchair access: No

Updated 29 June 2017