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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

In short, yes our sessions with Philomena were extremely helpful. She helped us get through a very difficult patch in a very professional and impartial manner. Putting it bluntly, she saved our marriage. She helped both my husband and I to consider things from the other‘s perspective and, most importantly, she was extremely impartial. We both bonded with Philomena, which I personally feel is key when working with a therapist. We did meet one other therapist before settling on Philomena – it was a vital appointment at a critical point in our relationship – and it was absolutely the right one. Thank you for recommending Philomena. 

We would strongly recommend Philomena to others and work with her again in the future, if we felt we needed too.”   Couple work-  Ms A.H.-  December 2022
I have nothing but positive things to say about Philomena. She was a very understanding, attentive and thoughtful therapist. My husband and I are still working through things, however we would not be where we are today without the insight and tools provided by her. She has helped us identity the unhealthy cycle we tend to fall into, and to understand our different communication styles. She was neutral and objective, exactly what was needed. I would highly recommended her.” (Couple work M.L, London February 2023)