Comfort Shields

Comfort Shields

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - London

London W1W
Sessions from £130.00


  • Flexible hours available




About me and my therapy practice

Welcome, my philosophy is that the quality of one's life is determined not solely by the events in one's life, but by what one makes of these events. I am here to support clients through that work and to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist, chartered psychologist,  co-founder of the Box Tree Clinic, trained clinically at Yale Medical Centre, and an Oxford graduate. Flexible scheduling (different time each week) is available. Skype/FaceTime therapy is available. I work with adult individuals and couples with a wide variety of mental health issues ranging from everyday difficulties such as low self esteem, loss, and relationships to more established diagnoses and chronic issues such as anxiety, depression, personality disorders and PTSD. I am trained in the application of several therapeutic models and specialise in psychodynamic psychotherapy as well as humanistic therapy. I have published peer reviewed articles in leading psychology journals, and presented research at the American Psychological Association's national convention. I have completed extensive original research on complex bereavement, attachment, and temporality and was awarded the Creative Longevity and Wisdom Fellowship from the Institute for Social Innovation. Psychoanalyst, philosopher, and author of Trauma and Human Existence, Robert Stolorow described reading my research as "an exhilarating experience". I have spoken on dozens of radio programmes about suicide loss survival.

Practice description

I am currently seeing clients online due to Covid. Please visit my website to schedule a session online. I accept self-paying clients as well as Aetna Global, Cigna, Bupa International, and Aviva Insurance plans.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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