Philippa Lewis

London, Greater London, N4
07533992313 07533992313

About me

Welcome, we all face periods of difficulty in our lives where we may feel stuck or overwhelmed. You may be feeling anxious, low, struggling to like yourself, having relationship difficulties, stuck in patterns that are holding you back or simply want a space to know yourself better and process your experiences. It can be difficult to take the step to seek support and start therapy, after all there is no 'magic wand' but it is my experience that sharing your concerns with someone trained to respond in ways that support you can certainly help. I work in a way that is warm, honest and collaborative offering a space of confidentiality where we move at your pace and together can confront whatever arises.

I specialise in high quality online therapy and offer both short and long term interventions. I conduct online work over Zoom which is simple to use and offers a high level of confidentiality and data protection.

Please note in response to the current situation with COVID-19 I am offering a larger number of spaces at reduced rates. This is an unprecedented time of instability forcing many into difficult circumstances so if this would mean you would be able to access support please get in touch and we can discuss your situation and how I can support you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have extensive experience working in mental health, both within charities and statutory services. I began my career working in complex needs homelessness before moving into addiction services within the NHS. As a result of this I have had the privilege of working with an incredibly diverse range of clients and presenting issues. I welcome this in my current practice.

I have successfully worked with people who are  depressed and anxious, struggling with drugs or alcohol, dealing with personality or interpersonal issues, facing histories of complex trauma including sexual abuse, domestic abuse, chronic health needs, bereavement, homelessness and forced migration.

This variety of experience informs my practice as a therapist and my belief in the importance of a trusting relationship as a foundation for the work. Therapy can be a daunting and difficult endeavour, therefore it is key to find the right therapist for you. I aim to create a warm, open space where we can confront difficulties and discomfort together.

As an Integrative counsellor I draw on a number of approaches within my work. Sometimes theory can be helpful to understand our experiences, some may resonate and some may not. It is my experience that an integrative stance enables a flexibility to tailor the work to your needs. Approaches I hold in mind include: psychodynamic, existential, relational, humanistic and cognitive behavioural therapy. I am also influenced by attachment theory and elements of body psychotherapy.

I hold a BSc in Psychology, a post graduate diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am currently completing an MA in Psychotherapy at the Minster Centre due for completion this year.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP), Psychotherapists & Counsellors for Social Responsibility (PCSR) and student member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Qualifications:

  • PGDip Integrative Counselling (Minster Centre)
  • Psychology Bsc (Hons)
  • Currently completing an MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Minster Centre.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise in all areas of drug and alcohol addiction including the impact on family members and children. Addiction is often a chronic and enduring struggle for all those involved with particularly hidden risks for children. I therefore offer specific support around parenting and family dynamics. I have supported many families to reduce risk, build on existing strengths and have new skills to dramatically increase family functioning and well being.

My other specialties include working with domestic abuse, trauma, anxiety and depression.

Fees

£45 initial session (50 mins).

£60 per session (50 mins).

I have a number of concessionary places available at reduced rates. Please contact me if this would mean you are able to access support.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

London
Greater London
N4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Availability

Weekend and evening slots currently available.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Philippa Lewis

Philippa Lewis