Emma Louise Palmer

Member Status: Senior Accredited

Member No: NCS20-02009

Location: Bristol

I count myself as fortunate to have worked as a therapist since 2003 and to have met all the people I have. I’ve always been fascinated by connections between our thoughts, feelings, body sensations, faith, ‘nature’ and the rest of life. This fascination shapes my work as an accredited counsellor, a relational body psychotherapist, Wild therapist, facilitator and supervisor, co-creating the work in the room – or sometimes the work outdoors. Another love is word weaving, and I’ve written/co-edited four books, the most recent ‘#MeToo: counsellors and psychotherapists speak about sexual violence and abuse’ published by PCCS Books in May 2020. I've been practising Buddhism since 1995 - the longer I practice, the richer the universe is and the more I consider myself a beginner! :-) Thanks for reading.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Certificate in Counselling
    Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP-approved qualifying training course)
    CRUSE Bereavement Care Bereavement Counsellor training, CRUSE, Bristol
    Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT)
    Diploma in Embodied-Relational therapy (a form of body-based psychotherapy)
    Advanced Diploma in Embodied-Relational therapy
    Diploma in Wild therapy (a form of ecopsychology)
    Diploma in Clinical and Creative Supervision
    'The Birth Journey' - an 18 month experiential residential training in pre- and peri-natal psychology with Conscious Embodiment
    I am a trained 'Carbon Conversations' Facilitator
    I am currently a student on a two year 'Integrated Baby Training' also run by conscious embodiment.
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anxiety
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
    • Relationships
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Trauma
    • Emotional issues
    • Job interviews
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relaxation
    • Self esteem
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Shyness
    • Stress
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / m.e.
    • Ptsd
    • Immune system support
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