Spectrum, established in 1976, is a London-based centre for psychotherapy providing space for personal enquiry in which people learn to manage all aspects of their lives, develop self-knowledge, resilience and the capacity and skills to solve problems.
Spectrum offers personal development programmes and psychotherapy in North London for individuals and groups, and skills development for individuals, couples and families. There is an extensive choice of workshops, on-going groups, residential workshops, specialised programmes and formative psychology classes.
Within the Spectrum team we have therapists who specialise in particular areas: working with couples, families, parents, children and young adults; sexual development; communication skills; men’s work; women’s work; working with anger; dream work; and formative psychology.
Training, qualifications & experience
Spectrum has twenty-four practitioners and is an organisational member of both the BACP and UKCP. All psychotherapists working from our practice are UKCP or BACP accredited therapists.
As far as we know, Spectrum is the largest and most established practice in the world committed specifically to the development of humanistic psychology. As well as being a model for many organisations and centres, Spectrum has influenced the work of thousands of professionals in the field of health, counselling and psychotherapy. We are known for our tenacious pioneering spirit in the development of experiential approaches to therapy, standards of practice, ethics and continued professional development.
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Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling we deal with
Parenting issues; children and young adults; sexual development; communication skills; men’s work; women’s work; dream work; and formative psychology, family therapy, work related issues, self esteem, coaching, mediation work. Support for businesses and organisations - Spectrum offers a number of programmes to organisations in the voluntary, private and public sectors. We provide anger management programmes for workforces, conduct team-building workshops for organisations, provide clinical supervision for groups of counsellors in various fields, and offer redundancy counselling for individuals from public and private firms.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Ongoing - Women's basic sexuality group
- Ongoing - Walking the creative path
- Ongoing - Making boundaries
At Spectrum each of the practitioners decide their own fee and time structure. Fees range from £55 to £140 per session and session times range from forty-five minutes to an hour. We also have a sliding-scale low cost programme for which there is a minimum session fee of £25. To enquire about low cost therapy please contact the Spectrum office.
Spectrum is a centre which blends areas of expertise to create a unique opportunity for people to grow personally and professionally.
For referrals - You may first come to Spectrum either by making the choice yourself or by being recommended or referred by someone else. If you wish to find a therapist and would like help in this process, let the office know by email, letter, phone or in person and a practitioner from our referral team will ring you within three working days to explain our referral system, answer any questions and talk to you about what you are looking for.
The Spectrum practice has twenty-five psychotherapy practitioners and three health practitioners, it is because of this that we can contact you within three working days to arrange an appointment with a therapist. Please let us know if you do not hear from us within three working days of contacting us. Thank you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Appointments from 7am to 10pm seven days a week. Also offer Skype sessions, telephone sessions.
Types of client
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Supervision & training
All of the Spectrum core staff members and some of the Spectrum practitioners offer supervision.