Andrew Palmer is from Rochester, USA. He is very excited to be a part of the Dulwich College Suzhou team, and is looking forward to providing counselling services across the College. He comes to Suzhou with his lovely wife Lisa, and they are expecting their first child in late November.
He holds a Masters of Science in School Counselling, and has been working in the counselling field for 5 years. Additionally, he has 5 years experience as an educator and social worker for individuals with developmental disabilities. During his years as a School Counsellor, he has found Brief Therapy to be an effective intervention in schools. He believes that many students have the answer to their conflicts, but just need some additional guidance to find their way to the proper solutions.
Although Andrew spent most of his life in New York, he lived and worked in Beijing for two years prior to coming to Suzhou. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports and being outdoors. He has experience coaching Volleyball, Basketball, and Badminton. He is currently coaching the ACAMIS Girls Volleyball Team, and is excited for a successful season.
When it comes to students at Dulwich College Suzhou, he wants to ensure that everyone can get help as needed for emotional and personal-social planning and development. He has been trained in the following areas:
1 Academic: Helping to understand his/her learning style and how to plan ways to improve it.
2 Career Exploration: Helping to recognize his/her strengths and weaknesses and how that relates to planning for a career
3 Personal/Social: Helping guide your son/daughter when he/she has personal problems that interfere with school success.