My name is Philomena Lane, I am an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, EMDR practitioner (Level 4) 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.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
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
- 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.