My name is Philomena Lane, I am an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Consultative supervisor. I have been working in the field of mental health for the past 20 years as a registered mental health nurse and a community mental health nurse, both here in the NHS and abroad. I continue to practice within the NHS as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist in addition to my private practice. I have developed a real passion for helping people overcome the difficulties they face in life in practical and lasting ways.
I have an interest in working creatively in supervision and make use of role play, sand tray, collage and creative writing. I feel that this way of working brings another level of insight into how we formulate presenting difficulties and work with specific CBT models. There is no pressure to work in this way, I can equally accommodate a more specific CBT approach to supervision.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in a wide-range of mental health settings, including:
- Acute mental health
- Community Mental Health Team
- Substance misuse
- Perinatal mental health
- Early Interventions in Psychosis
- Child and Adolescent mental health (SP-CAMHS)
Each of these areas has enhanced the experience on which I draw for my therapy. I continue to be committed to improving my knowledge and practice by studying for a Masters Degree in Consultative Supervision and attending many relevant training courses.
I have a qualification in Person-Centred counselling, which is based on the core conditions of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. Over the years I have interweaved this approach into my CBT practice. This way of working allows me to be truly focussed on my clients' narrative - your story. By building a collaborative and non-judgemental relationship I aim to help you find the tools to solve the difficulties you are experiencing and discover new possibilities in your life.
As an accredited member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists I have achieved and evidenced a high standard of professional practice. I actively adhere to their ethical framework and code of conduct, which you can read on their website (www.babcp.com).
I am also a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and therefore always work within their ethical framework.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Bipolar disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Work-related stress
- The initial phone consultation is FREE.
After that, fees are charged per session and each session lasts 55 minutes.
The first assessment session will take an hour and a half.
- Individual 55 minute sessions - £50
- Initial 90 minute assessment - £65
- Individual supervision sessions lasting 60 minutes - £50
- Supervision sessions of 90 minutes - £70
- Group Supervision - Price on Consultation
For students enrolled on a recognised counselling certificate or diploma course concessions are available.
I also offer supervision online and via telephone. I do not offer this service to student therapists in training as I feel that face-to-face supervision is really important to thoroughly explore their cases, listen to aspects of their work via recordings, and give feedback on CTS-Rs.
I offer Group supervision for a maximum of Four supervisees.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am currently available for face to face sessions on Thursday between 9 and 5. Please contact me for online and telephone availability
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have an interest in working creatively in supervision and make use of role play, sand tray, collage and creative writing.