Comfort Shields

Comfort Shields

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - London

London W1W
Sessions from £175.00


  • Flexible hours available


Monday to Thursday 10am-8pm

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. Zoom/Skype/FaceTime therapy is available. I work with adult individuals 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 treating trauma. I am an advanced certified EMDR practitioner. 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 in person at 4 Devonshire Street and online Monday through Thursday. Please email to schedule a session. I accept self-paying clients as well as Aetna Global, Cigna, Healix, Bupa International, and Aviva Insurance plans.

My first session

I recommend scheduling a 90 minute session for your initial consultation. This will be an opportunity for me to take some background history and to determine how I can help as well as to get to know each other.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, 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

EMDR, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited