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- Family Therapy
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
I am a UKCP Registered Systemic Psychotherapist, based in Pocklington, a market town nestled in the Yorkshire Wolds between York and Hull.
I have a long track record in both training and providing systemic psychotherapy. I was a lecturer at the University of Leeds from 1994-2000, and after a couple of years working in New Zealand, lectured at the University of Hull from 2003-2012. I teach Relationship Therapy courses for Relate and developed their on-line CPD courses for mental health, solution focused therapy and bereavement.
Areas of interest
Systemic psychotherapy; couples therapy; family therapy; Anxiety and Depression; Severe mental illness (including psychosis, mood disorder); Phobias; Bereavement and loss;
issues related to sexuality; Eating disorders; Trauma; Addiction; Couple relationship difficulties; Child and adolescent mental health issues; Adult mental health issues; Child, adolescent and adult behaviour difficulties; Parenting issues; Illness and disability in the family; Separation, divorce and step-family life; Anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders; Fostering, adoption, kinship care and the needs of ‘looked after’ children; Domestic violence and abuse; Self-harm; Drug and alcohol misuse; The effects of trauma
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Relationship difficulties
- Mental health disorders
Current NHS consultant posts held
Specialist Family Therapist
Palmer, H. (2017) Grief and bereavement counselling. In Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; The Craft of Caring 3rd edition, Ed. Chambers, M. London: Routledge
Palmer, H. (2017) Fourfold vision in practice: Data, theory, intuition and the art of therapy. Human Systems 28:1 21-39.
Palmer, H. (2016) Fourfold vision and cybernetic unity: Therapist as scientist, theorist, humanist and artist. In McCarthy, Imelda & Simon, Gail (Eds.) (2016). Systemic Therapy as Transformative Practice. Farnhill: Everything is Connected Press.
Palmer, H. (2014). Steps towards fourfold vision: From the myth of power to a cybernetic unity of healing. Context, Warrington: AFT
White, J., Welbourn,T., Howe, M., Burton, N., Palmer, H., Flanagan, T. Slee, C., Glenster, D. & Barkley, I. (2011). Mental Health Nursing. In Birchenall, P. & Adams, N. (Eds) The Nursing Companion. London: Palgrave Macmillan
Palmer, H. & Palmer, S. (2010) Comfortable, not numb. Context , Warrington: AFT.
Palmer, H. (2009) Between the material and supernatural: Therapeutic implications of bereaved individuals’ experience of contact with the deceased person. Context , Warrington: AFT.
Palmer, H. & Samociuk, S. (2000) Support and Supervision. In Wilson, H. & McAndrew, S. (eds) Sexual Health: Foundations for Practice. London: Balliere Tindall.
Palmer, H. (1998) Exploring sexuality and sexual health in nursing. Professional Nurse 14(1) 15-17
Palmer, H. (1996) Nursing care of gay men with HIV related malignancy Journal of Cancer Care 5 163-167
Palmer, H. (1995) Clinical Supervision for Nurses Working with People with HIV/AIDS Professional Nurse 11(1) 20-22
Family therapy in an inpatient CAMHS setting: Dilemmas and possibilities. Context
Courses offered to GPs
I'm happy to talk to GPs about systemic or solution focused therapies.
- MSc Systemic Family Therapy University of Leeds 2007
Affiliations / memberships
Association for Family Therapy (AFT)
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)