Spectrum Therapy

For more information call + 44 (0) 208 341 2277


If you are interested in the work Spectrum does, there are four ways to apply for individual or group psychotherapy. Please read individual and group psychotherapy sections in personal development to find out more about our work. 

If it is a referral to a specific therapist, it will be forwarded directly to the therapist concerned. In all other cases, a practitioner on the referral team will contact you within three working days to discuss a referral to one of our therapists and to explain the referral system to you. The referral team therapist who contacts you will also ask you about what your understanding is of what you would like from therapy.

If you do not hear from us within three working days, please contact the office.


One way to begin personal work at Spectrum is through self-referral. Call our administrative team on 0208 341 2277 or email us asking to be referred giving your name, phone number, times we can contact you and a brief statement about what you are looking for. A member of the referral team will contact you within three days and talk to you about how we may be able to help. They will then make a direct referral to an appropriate therapist. 

Direct application

A second way to apply for individual or group psychotherapy is to read the therapists' biographies and apply directly to any of them through the office or on-line.

Private consultation

A third way is to arrange a private consultation with Gill Doust or Maggie McKenzie who will then refer you to a therapist. There is a fee of £95 for this service.

Open house events

The fourth way is to check the events page for our open house evenings and to visit the practice, talk to staff and practitioners and find out about our way of working. There is no charge for these events.

Choosing a therapist

It is in the interests of both the therapist and the client that there feels to be a basis for working together and this will usually become apparent in the first meeting. We know that not every therapist is right for every client. If the therapist to whom you have been referred does not feel right for you, we are happy to talk with you again and make another recommendation.

Finding the right therapist is not always a simple process. It is useful to think of the first meeting as a chance for you and the therapist to explore the issues you want to deal with and whether working together feels right. It may be that both you and the therapist will need time to reflect before making a commitment. Occasionally, a second session may be necessary to make a decision.

Accredited practitioners

All of the psychotherapists and health practitioners who work at Spectrum are fully accredited, registered and insured, and abide by Spectrum's professional code of conduct and ethics, and codes of professional conduct set by their professional registering body. It is also a requirement that they particpate in regular supervsion and are members of Spectrum's continued professional development programme.

International practitioners

There is also a network of Spectrum accredited therapists practicing in the UK and abroad to whom we are happy to refer you.