C. Comfort Shields, Cpsychol, Mphil(Oxon) Integrative psychotherapist , W1W


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C. Comfort Shields, CPsychol, MPhil & MSt (Oxon), MA

WELCOME, I am a psychotherapist 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. I enjoy, equally, working with very successful, and often well-known, clients and those who have yet to discover what life has to offer them. 

To read more about how I work and to book an appointment online, please visit my website at www.comfortshieldstherapy.com

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.

"I BELIEVE IN THE INHERENT STRENGTH AND RESILIENCE OF MY CLIENTS. MY GOAL IS TO HELP THEM FLOURISH. IT'S THEIR JOURNEY, AND I'M HERE TO SUPPORT THEM."

 

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 emotional trauma related to 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 suicide bereavement. I practice with a psychodynamic humanistic approach for most issues. Additionally, I am one of a few therapists in London experienced in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for PTSD. PE is the PTSD treatment of choice of the American, Canadian, and Israel army. It is also favoured by the United States Veterans Association. It is indicated for many types of PTSD, including chronic traumas as well as one-time traumatic experiences. 

 

To read more about how I work and to book an appointment online, please visit my website at www.comfortshieldstherapy.com

 

Issues Treated

 

·        Abuse / Survivors of Abuse

·        Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions

·        Anxiety

·        Attachment Issues

·        Asperger's

·        Avoidant Personality

·        Bipolar

·        Borderline Personality

·        Creative Blocks

·        Dependent Personality 

·        Depression

·        Dissociation

·        Divorce / Divorce Adjustment

·        Dreams

·        Grief, Loss, and Bereavement

·        Identity Issues

·        Individuation

·        LGBTQ Issues / Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

·        Life Purpose

·        Multicultural Concerns

·        Personality Disorders

·        Posttraumatic Stress 

·        Relationships and Marriage

·        Self-Esteem

·        Sexuality

 

 

Fees

Weekly Individual Psychotherapy
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD

 

Couples
 

 

Sliding Scale £85-£130.

***There is a £20 booking fee set up on welldoing.org. The remainder due can be paid by cash, credit card or bank transfer to C. Shields later, once a fee has been agreed. Alternatively, you can schedule a session directly through my website www.comfortshieldstherapy.com and pay at the time of your session or in full by credit card when booking. 

Payments may also be prepaid monthly by bank transfer with regular reminders of how many prepaid sessions are left sent to the client.
 

£220 per 90 minutes

 

 

£150 per 50 minutes

 

To read more about how I work and to book an appointment online, please visit my website at www.comfortshieldstherapy.com

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4 Devonshire Street, W1W 5DT
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Comfort Shields Therapy
4 Devonshire Street
London
W1W 5DT
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Comfort Shields at the Box Tree Clinic
4 Devonshire Street
London
W1W 5DT