Philomena Chipman

Philomena Chipman

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - South Woodford

South Woodford E18
Sessions from £65.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am an accredited member of BACP with more than 17 years of experience in education and mental health. I have lived and worked for significant periods on 4 continents. so I am highly experienced in multi-cultural situations including working with foreign overseas workers/teams and NGO’s. 

My counselling approach is person-centred and integrative. Primarily working from a psychodynamic approach, I integrate other methods such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Narrative Therapy as needed. My approach is underpinned by Attachment Theory. When working with couples, I use Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, and am currently working towards certification as an EFT Therapist.

I work with individuals with a broad range of psychological presentations including, anxiety and depression, grief and relationship difficulties. I am interested in working with couples as well as having a special interest in working with recovered addicts exiting 12-step programs. 

My first session

Initially, I meet with clients to explore what the client hopes to achieve through counselling. If the client's concerns are within my area of expertise, and we agree that we will be able to work well together, we can then decide on a longer-term arrangement.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited