Svetlana Palmer

Svetlana Palmer

I am an experienced fully qualified psychodynamic therapist trained at WPF which is accredited by BACP, UKCP and BPC. I am a member of the UKCP and FPC. I work with clients on long and short-term basis.


My work

I offer my clients an opportunity to explore difficult emotional issues which may stem from their childhood or have been felt to be more recent in nature. Clients have in the past come to me for help with low mood, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addictive behaviours, self-harm, sexual issues, feelings of low confidence and low self esteem, underachievement, trauma, sexual difficulties, sexuality and gender identity. I offer support in overcoming difficulties in making and maintaining intimate relationships. I also work with those who may be struggling with their creativity, are experiencing a creative block or wish to lead a more fulfilled life.


About me

I have completed one of the most rigorous trainings in psychodynamic psychotherapy in the UK and my approach is psychodynamic and relational. My practice is informed by contemporary understanding of psychodynamic, attachment-based and relational theory as well as latest research from developmental psychology, neurobiology and neuroscience. I approach every person as a unique individual, with an open mind and in strict confidence. I believe our work is a joint undertaking which requires commitment from us both.



I gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at WPF. I have my own personal experience of intensive psychotherapy and this informs my hope to offer a potentially healing and life-enhancing or life-changing experience.


Qualifications and Accreditation

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy WPF London

BACP, UKCP Accredited





Professional Affiliations

I am registered with UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy).

I also belong to the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council) and FPC (The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling)

I abide by the UKCP, BPC and FPC Codes of Ethics.



£55-80 for a 50 min session

Initial consultation (one 2-hour session or 2 sessions over 2 weeks of 50 min each) £80


Services Offered

Short and Long-term psychotherapy and counselling.


Client Group



Therapeutic approach

Psychodynamic, relational


Therapeutic Experience

4 years


Languages Spoken

English and Russian


Current availability

Wednesday morning at King’s Cross; Mondays and Wednesdays (near Finsbury Park station)