C. Comfort Shields, Cpsychol, Mphil(Oxon) Person-centred/humanistic psychotherapist , W1W
C. Comfort Shields, CPsychol, MPhil & MSt (Oxon), MA
WELCOME, MY NAME IS COMFORT. I am a specialist psychotherapist, counsellor, psychologist, and founder and director of the Box Tree Clinic in the Harley Street District of Marylebone, Central London. I see adults from any culture, sexuality, gender, and religion for individual and couples therapy.
To read more about how I work and to book an appointment online, please visit my website at www.comfortshieldstherapy.com
Training and qualifications
I am registered with the British Psychological Society as a Chartered Psychologist, a graduate of Oxford University, Fielding Graduate University (American Psychological Association Accredited), and completed clinical training at Yale Medical Centre. Clinical psychology training in the United States is of long duration and is comprehensive, preparing psychologists to be psychotherapists, diagnosticians, as well as researchers and teachers. I have a deep understanding of personality development, which I bring to my clients, helping to understand both practical ways to increase wellbeing immediately as well as to work on profound and more long-lasting changes.
I am a published author, have published peer reviewed articles in leading psychology journals, and presented research at the American Psychological Association's national convention. I have done extensive original research on complex bereavement, attachment, and temporality, and was awarded the Creative Longevity and Wisdom Fellowship from the Institute for Social Innovation. I have spoken publicly on dozens of radio programmes about my book on suicide bereavement.
MY PHILOSOPHY IS that difficult and traumatic events in your life do not have to define you. It is how you interpret those events and what you make of them that defines you. Some amount of emotional trauma is part of human existence, but individuals are best able to work through painful experiences and find meaning in their lives when they receive emotional validation and empathy from their therapists through the process of therapeutic alliance.
As well as seeing individuals, I also work with couples to promote enduring relationship harmony and satisfaction. I offer structured 6-8 week couples therapy working both with the couple together as well as meeting once with each partner individually. I ensure that couples therapy has respect at its core and is as relaxed and non-judgmental as possible. Couples often report improvement in their relationship, including greater hope for the future together, by the 4th session.
|Psychotherapy||In Person||£110 per 50 minutes|
|Couples||In Person||£120 per 50 minutes|
To book an appointment online, please visit my website at www.comfortshieldstherapy.com
Cognitive behaviour therapy Existential Integrative Person-centred/humanistic Psychodynamic Relational Issues often worked with:
AnxietyBereavementCouple relationshipsDepressionGender identityInterpersonal relationshipsSexuality issuesTrauma Availability:
In less than a week Therapy offered:
By phoneIn personOn video Client groups:
CouplesIndividuals Member organisations:
Comfort Shields Therapy
4 Devonshire Street
Comfort Shields at the Box Tree Clinic
4 Devonshire Street