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About me

The co-founder of the Box Tree Clinic in the Harley Street area of Marylebone, where I was clinical director, I am trained in the application of several therapeutic modalities and specialise in humanistic and psychodynamic psychotherapy for many issues including relationship issues, anxiety, bereavement, and depression. I am a specialist in trauma and Narrative Exposure (NET) therapy for PTSD and C-PTSD from sexual abuse, complex grief, war, and disaster. I have a special interest in working with adults with ASD/Aspergers. Visit comfortshieldspractice.com for more information.

Training, qualifications & experience

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. Clinical psychology training in the United States is comprehensive and prepares psychologists to be psychotherapists, diagnosticians, as well as academics.

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.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Survivors of sex trafficking
  • Adult children of borderline (BPD) parents

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From £130.00 to £270.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • Individual Psychotherapy

        50 mins

        £130 (£180 if paying through insurance where your therapist must provide paperwork

        directly to the insurance company)

  • PTSD Treatment (Prolonged Exposure or Narrative Exposure Therapy)

        90 mins

        £220 (£270 if paying through insurance where your therapist must provide paperwork

        directly to the insurance company)

  • Couples Therapy

        50 minutes/90 minutes



Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Please visit my website to view my online calendar and to make a booking.

Further information

I am a recognised provider of Aviva, Healix, and Vitality Private Insurance.

I am glad to provide invoices to clients to be reimbursed by the following insurance companies:

  • Cigna Global
  • Bupa International

9 Percy Street

Type of session

Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.


C. Comfort Shields

C. Comfort Shields