professor Stephen Palmer phd

Professor Stephen Palmer PhD is an award-winning Chartered Psychologist and Chartered Scientist. He is a BABCP and AREBT Accredited Therapist and Albert Ellis Institute REBT Certified Supervisor. He is a NRAH Gold Member and Accredited Trainer.

Stephen is President and Fellow of the International Society for Coaching Psychology, Vice President and Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Health Promotion and Education, Vice President and Fellow of the Society for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Co-chair of the Association for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy. He is Co-editor of the European Journal of Counselling, Theory, Research and Practice and Editor of the Journal of Ecopsychology. He has written/edited 60 books including Handbook of Counselling (with McMahon), How to Deal with Stress (with Cooper), and Handbook of Coaching Psychology (with Whybrow). His academic posts include being Professor of Practice at the Wales Academy for Professional Practice and Research, University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD), and Adjunct Professor of Coaching Psychology, Aalborg University, Denmark. Previously he has been a Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit, City University London; Honorary Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil, and BABCP London Branch Co-chair. He is a Director of Studies and supervisor of PhD students at UWTSD.

Contact Details:

Phone: +44 (0) 208 853 4171
Email: stephen.palmer (at)


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