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

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. Fee payable by cash, bank transfer, or card online. Aviva, Cigna, Vitality, Helix, and Allianz insurance accepted. 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 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

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger 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

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

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Telephone counselling, Time-limited