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. 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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£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.