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Philomena Lufkin - BA (Hons) MBACP Accredited - Individual & Couple counsellor

Southfields SW18 & Chelsea SW3
07961 107285 07961 107285 Registered / Accredited
Southfields SW18 & Chelsea SW3

About me

Counselling can help us when we find ourselves struggling with life's difficulties, which may be creating stress and emotional strain (feelings of anxiety, depression, loneliness, stress and helplessness).  These could be affecting you and relationships, your family or friends.  Due to COVID-19 all my sessions are currently online/via zoom until it is safe to return to face-to-face appointments.

I am a qualified, experienced counsellor and practise Relational-Integrative counselling.  Which means that I draw on a selection of theories to support my work and I believe that the relationship that is created between a client and their counsellor plays a significant part in the counselling process.

I aim to work with you in such a way that will support you as you address difficult, painful issues from your past or present, you might be feeling low, anxious, confused or struggling with something specific.  I hope to provide a basis on which to explore new or different ways of living your life and relationships.

Counselling can provide time and understanding issues which can prevent us from reaching our potential and having healthy relationships. We are all affected by life's journey and often have deep-rooted, painful issues that can be limiting us today. I feel it is important to provide a safe, warm, confidential place where we can explore issues that maybe troubling you.

I fully appreciate that the counselling process can be a challenging but also positive experience for those wanting to increase their understanding of themselves, develop their self-awareness and their place in the world.

I also offer marriage & relationship counselling to couples.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Degree Integrative Counselling.

I receive regular supervision and am committed to my own professional development.

My counselling experience includes working across a number of GP surgeries, working within higher education, and working for a family welfare agency.

I also offer couples counselling.

I have my own private practice where I offer both long and short term therapy on a weekly basis.

I am also a qualified supervisor offering supervision for qualified and trainee supervisors, individually or as a group.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


£60 per 50 minute session - Southfields

I reserve limited spaces for a means-tested fee and a student rate of £40 per session (full time students)

£90 for couples counselling per 50 minute session


£100 per 50 minute session - Chelsea

£150 for couples counselling per 50 minute session


Please note that I have a weekly cancellation policy - 7 days notice required.

Further information

Member Organisation:



Central London

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Day and evening appointments

online/facetime/skype sessions

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Philomena Lufkin - BA (Hons) MBACP Accredited - Individual & Couple counsellor

Philomena Lufkin - BA (Hons) MBACP Accredited - Individual & Couple counsellor