Philomena Lufkin - BA (Hons) MBACP Accredited - Individual & Couple counsellor
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.
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
£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
£90 per 50 minute session - Chelsea
£120 for couples counselling per 50 minute session
Please note that I have a weekly cancellation policy - 7 days notice required.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Day and evening appointments
Types of client