My approach is comprehensive and long-term. My aim is to honour the complexity and experience of each person as I support each client in a process that leads to lasting and meaningful change. This means helping my clients know themselves more fully, allowing them to move forward in their lives with a greater sense of inner freedom, self-belief, and optimism.
Comfort Shields, CPsychol, MBACP, MPhil & MSt (Oxon), MA, FRAI
I most frequently follow a humanistic and psychodynamic approach, which encourages curiosity in both the client and the therapist. It is an approach most concerned with experiences and feelings that interfere with our ability to make sense of, and meaningfully experience, ourselves and the world around us. It encourages us to ask questions like how does life come to feel real? Significant? Novel? Meaningful? How does one develop a vital and authentic sense of self? The answers to these questions are different for every individual. It is not helpful for me to give you the answers in advance, but rather to provide an environment and process that supports you in answering these sorts of questions, and others, all the while exploring and expanding your life possibilities and dreams.
A warm welcome! I am a private psychotherapist and chartered psychologist in the Harley Street Medical District in Central London W1. I provide long-term humanistic and psychodynamic therapy for adults from any background, ethnicity, sexuality, or religion, normally one to two times per week.