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Philomena Chipman

I am an experienced therapist with more than 18 years’ experience working in education and mental health, 13 of those years have been in a providing quality therapy to couples and individuals. My therapeutic approach includes psychodynamic, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), person-centred and integrative. I have a specialist interest in working with couples using evidence-based approaches like Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which draws upon ideas of how early attachment can effect the way we attached in adult life. The approach looks to build closeness and bonding to create a safe and loving connection. EFT has been demonstrated by research to be a highly effective model for couples therapy and longitudinal studies show it to have an enduring effect on the quality of a couple’s relationship.

I have lived on 4 continents including Africa for 22 years and Southeast Asia for 28 years, so am interested cultural impacts between couples, and where one or both partners have lived or worked internationally.

I am an accredited member of BACP which upholds high standards in professional codes of practice, qualification and ongoing training.

What clients say about working with Philomena

“My fiancé and I attended the couples’ sessions with Philomenia for about 4 months. She made an impression of a very experienced professional, and helped us realise important things about each other. She structured sessions well and was attentive at all times. So we would recommend Philomenia!” Couple work-  Ms A.S.-  March 2022