Hugh Palmer: Family/Systemic Psychotherapist, York, YO42
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Hugh Palmer

Family/Systemic psychotherapist
York YO42
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About Me

I am a UKCP Registered Systemic Psychotherapist, based in Pocklington, a market town nestled in the Yorkshire Wolds between York and Hull.

I am recognised by BUPA and Aviva as a provider of psychotherapy and have a long track record in both training and providing 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 recently taught on the Masters in Relationship Therapy for the Relate Institute, and still have a close relationship with Relate as a tutor (Relationship Counselling and Family Counselling) and have developed several on-line CPD courses for them.

I currently work one day a week in the NHS as a Systemic Psychotherapist (Family Therapist) in an adult service. I have previously worked in both outpatient and inpatient Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.


I offer private and confidential psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families and supervision and training for professionals and organisations.



Palmer, H. (2017). Fourfould Vision in Practice: Data, Theory, Intuition and the Art of Therapy. Human Systems: The Journal of Therapy, Consultation and Training. 28:1.

Palmer, H. (2017). Bereavement and grief counselling. In Chambers, M. (ed) Psychiatric and mental health nursing: The craft of caring. CRC Press.

Palmer, H. (2016). Fourfold Vision and cybernetic unity: Therapist as scientist, theorist, humanist and artist. In “Systemic Therapy as Transformative Practice”  Edited by Gail Simon & Imelda McCarthy. 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., Glenister, 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 5163-167

Palmer, H. (1995). Clinical Supervision for Nurses Working with People with HIV/AIDS Professional Nurse 11(1) 20-22


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Hugh Palmer Systemic Psychotherapy
26 Gus Walker Drive
YO42 2WA

Issues often worked with

Couple relationships
Eating disorders
Family issues
Interpersonal relationships
Cancer/serious illness

Therapy offered

In person

Client groups



£60 per hourly session. Concessions available

Further info

Training and qualifications

PG CERT Clinical Supervision for CYP-IAPT Programmes 2014

MSc Systemic Family Therapy 2007

Bsc (Hons) Nursing Studies (1st class) 1997

Certificate in Education 1994

Registered Mental Health Nurse 1988

Registered General Nurse 1983

Verified professional membership