Comfort Shields

Comfort Shields


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07464798730

Contact Comfort

Therapist - London

London W1W
07464798730
Sessions from £130.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

A warm welcome to my private psychotherapy practice in London W1. My name is Comfort (I have always been called by my middle name). I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist, chartered psychologist,  and I work with adults 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 am a graduate of Oxford University, Fielding Graduate University (APA Accredited, California) where I had over 5 years of full-time post-graduate psychology training, and trained clinically at Yale University Medical Centre. 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.

What I can help with

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

Types of therapy

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

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Telephone counselling