Welcome to the Box Tree Clinic. We are a team of private, highly experienced and qualified talk therapists including psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, nutritional therapists, and coaches in Central London.
We specialise in short and long-term psychotherapy and counselling for adults and children including cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic, humanistic therapy, EMDR, prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD, art therapy, sandplay therapy, and other therapy approaches for many issues, from day-to-day worries to psychological conditions and disorders, including abuse, addiction, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, relationship issues, trauma, and more.
Our therapy rooms are near Great Portland Street in the Harley Street Conservation Area – the world-renowned centre of healthcare excellence. Our rooms are in a Grade II Listed building shared with other clinics as well as other businesses, making entrance from the street and waiting inside very private. The reception staff is friendly, welcoming, and highly discreet.
Appointments may be booked, and paid for, online and same or next day appointments are often available.
Box Tree Clinic?
The box tree represents to me the potential of all human beings, who when provided with time, care, imagination, and the right environment are able to find and form their true selves. This process of growth and discovery is much like it is for the strong and resilient buxus plant, which has infinite potential to become something truly wonderful if put in the right location and given the right attention and a dash of creativity. The belief in each and every one of our clients to thrive, and even to transform, is the cornerstone of our clinic.
COMFORT SHIELDS, CPsychol, MPhil & MSt (Oxon), MA (ClinPsy), CO-FOUNDER OF THE BOX TREE CLINIC
How It Works.
The different terms seem confusing, but they all refer to the process of meeting with a trained professional to help you improve your mental health. We will connect you with the right expert who is most suited to help.
A Chartered Psychologist has similar training to a psychotherapist, but also holds a degree in Psychology. This degree has to be at least the equivalent of a doctoral degree. Psychologists have extensive knowledge of psychopathology and diagnosis and have completed original research.
A Psychotherapist is also trained in counselling skills and theory, but generally works in greater depth than counsellors and coaches. Psychotherapy is therefore medium to long-term, often lasting for more than a year.
A Counsellor has training in counselling theory and skills, and usually conducts short to medium-term work, often lasting between six and twenty sessions. Counsellors provide help with immediate problems as well as provide coping skills with everyday issues.
A Psychiatrist is a medically-trained professional who offers diagnostic assessment and a treatment plan which may include medication and/or a referral for therapy. Psychiatrists are not typically trained to do counselling and psychotherapy.
Issues We Treat.
Tour Our Clinic.
We believe that talk therapy is best conducted in a comfortable and discreet non-medical environment. Please view our therapy rooms here. A 3D tour of our building is show below.
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