Shiri Spector PhD, MSc, MBACP (Accred)
I am a psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist, with many years of experience working both in the NHS and in private practice.
In private practice I welcome anyone who feels that psychotherapy may be of help, whether you are looking to have just a few sessions to think about a specific issue or situation, or would like to consider longer-term therapy. Depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, illness, bereavement, self-esteem, employment, life-changes, are just some of the reasons why you may want to try psychotherapy.
In my role as Consultant Psychotherapist and head of the Counselling and Psychotherapy Department at King's College Hospital, I was leading a team of psychotherapists offering psychodynamic psychotherapy for inpatients, outpatients and their relatives, and helping those who were battling with medical illness or injury and at times, facing death. Modern life often revolves around being able, healthy and mobile, and medical illness or physical injury, whether chronic or acute, curable or terminal, can have profound social and psychological impact. Working with these issues is an ongoing interest and one of my specialities.
In my experience, psychotherapy can help you make sense of what you are going through, face some difficult feelings and thoughts, feel less overwhelmed by your worries and fears, and make some choices and decisions. You may just need and want a few sessions to think about what is going on with you, or a longer time to be in therapy and explore present and past experiences.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied for a PhD in Psychology at King's College London, and for a MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling at Greenwich University. I trained in Psychoanalytic Studies at the Tavistock Clinic and took courses in Assessment and in Supervision Skills with the British Association of Psychotherapists. I am BACP Accredited and UKRCP Registered.
My work experience includes:
Counsellor/Psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice
Director of Psychotherapy for Healthcare Limited www.psychotherapyforhealthcare.co.uk
Honorary Consultant Psychotherapist, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry.
Lecturer in Counselling at Greenwich University
Lecturer in Counselling at Birkbeck College
Head of the Counselling and Psychotherapy Dept at King's College Hospital
Epilepsy Counsellor, The Epilepsy Centre at King's College Hospital
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Work-related stress
My fees are £60 - £80 per session
I am a warm and reflective person, with a natural interest in people and their inner world. I combine intuitive understanding with my extensive knowledge and experience, and I strongly believe in the therapeutic power of a boundaried, empathic relationship, and in people's abilities to overcome sorrow, adversity and pain.
My private practice is based at Number 42, a private psychotherapy clinic near London Bridge. I offer counselling and psychotherapy and I also provide clinical supervision to qualified and trainee counsellor/psychotherapists.
Maps & Directions
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Supervision & training
I have many years of experience in supervising both trainee psychotherapists and qualified psychotherapists, working in the NHS, in other public settings and in private practice.View supervision profile