Spectrum Therapy

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About Spectrum

We are a psychotherapy practice and training organisation in London. The organisation is comprised of psychotherapeutic and health practitioners.

We are a group of twenty-five therapists who all have private practices and work together to make the theory and practise of psychotherapy accessible to the interested public and our wider professional community. On our website individuals, couples, families and groups can find out about engaging in therapy and read about us and our work, including personal and professional programmes.

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.

How Spectrum works

Spectrum was founded in 1976. Originally we formed Spectrum out of our desire to work together and not be isolated as professionals. The reason Spectrum is here today is because we still value working as a team and believe that people who work together are stronger, more effective and more resourceful. 

Spectrum is a centre which blends areas of expertise to create a unique opportunity for people to grow personally and professionally. In the process of creating a centre, we have also created a community. This community is more than a social organisation: it is an attitude and an experience; it is a statement that people matter and that they work best together for the benefit of the individual and the group as a whole, with both serving the interests and the growth of the other.

Core staff

In 1989 we formed a core staff team which still functions as the nucleus of Spectrum today. Policy decisions regarding the psychotherapy practice and the professional development programme are made by consensus within the core staff team. The core staff team is made up of Terry Cooper and Jenner Roth (the founder directors), Maggie McKenzie (co-director), Paul Allsop, Gill Doust, Judy Hargreaves, Oriel Methuen.


A further eighteen Spectrum-trained psychotherapy practitioners and three formative health practitioners also practice in the building making a major contribution to the work, energy and day-to-day running of Spectrum.

Personal and professional development

The personal and professional development programmes on this website, and the psychotherapy we provide, emerge out of our personal search to bring about a deeper, more meaningful experience in our everyday lives. Our commitment is to continue creating a caring and informative environment that enables people to manage themselves and their relationships in new and more fulfilling ways.

Spectrum is committed to a policy of participation and involvement without prejudice as to gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or background.  In addition, through our low-cost programme, we offer counselling and psychotherapy to people in genuine need.

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.

Spectrum’s profile has been raised through various television, radio and video productions. Books and articles by staff members have been published both nationally and internationally.

Spectrum’s work

This website covers most of the work that takes place at our centre, which can be found in the personal and professional development sections, events calendar and news section. Importantly, we are available in person as well as online, and we invite you to drop in during office hours or attend an open house event to meet with us in person and get acquainted with our work.

Find out about professional workshops and courses
Find out more about personal development
Read more about humanistic psychotherapy

About Spectrum