25th January 2015 
About Spiral

Spiral is a holistic therapy centre in Islington, North London, offering counselling, psychotherapy and complementary therapy.

The counsellors, psychotherapists and complementary therapists at Spiral come from a variety of disciplines and trainings. What we have in common is that we all work holistically, honouring the interconnected nature of mind, body, heart and spirit. As well as thoughts and feelings, both of which may be experienced physically, we each hold a sense of something more, whether connection with nature, with energy, with shared humanity or with a deeper or higher power within or outside the self.

Founded in 1995, Spiral is jointly run by two experienced therapists, supervisors and trainers. The therapists are from diverse backgrounds, and work with a wide range of therapeutic issues. We value and respect each person’s uniqueness, giving careful awareness to differing cultures and choices. We believe that understanding the marginalisation of people from minority groups is an important part of the therapeutic and holistic frame.

Spiral has high standards of professionalism. The therapists all hold insurance and adhere to the code of practice of their professional organisations. Many have been qualified for between 5 and 20 years, others have qualified more recently and some are in training on recognised diploma courses. What all share is depth of insight, self-awareness and sensitivity.

Finding a therapist at Spiral

Information about individual therapists can be found in the two Counsellors and Psychotherapists pages and in the Complementary Therapists pages. We offer counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples and groups, and complementary therapy for individuals. We can sometimes offer Low Cost Complementary Therapy : currently one of our experienced complementary therapists is completing a homeopathy training and offering Low Cost Homeopathy until she graduates. Spiral also hosts therapeutic workshops and courses. In addition there are options for practitioners, including one-to-one and group supervision, professional development workshops and training placements.

Fees for individuals usually range from 35 - 60. All therapists offer some concessionary spaces, and Low Cost Counselling and Psychotherapy, at 10 - 35, is available for people on limited income. Please note we are unable to process credit card payments.

We are based in Islington, North London, within easy reach of the City, Highgate, Kings Cross, Stoke Newington, Muswell Hill, Crouch End, Haringey, Hackney, Camden and most other areas of Central and North London. For our location and access information see below.

All our therapists are members of professional therapy organisations, and work in accordance with their codes of ethics and practice.

What Spiral offers therapists

Practitioners can make links with Spiral in a variety of ways.

We have several therapists offering Supervision for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

There is also specific Supervision for Complementary Therapists.

In order to encourage learning and best practice, we host ongoing Trainings and Continuous Professional Development.

We can offer supervised Placements to counsellors and psychotherapists in training.

We rent rooms to therapists whose philosophy and approach resonates with ours.

020 7607 4403
2 Shelburne Road, Islington, London N7 6DL

new spiral map

Finding Spiral
Spiral is a corner building and the front door is in Annette Road.

Access 2nd floor - 34 steps; 3rd floor - 51 steps
limited use of ground floor with partial wheelchair adaptation.

Tubes Holloway Road
BR Drayton Park
Buses 17, 29, 43, 91, 153, 253, 254, 271, 393

Parking restricted Monday to Friday 8.30am-6.30pm & Saturday 8.30am-1.30pm.
(Additional restrictions when Arsenal are playing a home match: Monday to Friday 6.30pm-8.30pm, Saturday 1.30pm-4.30pm, Sundays and Bank holidays noon-4.30pm. see www.arsenal.com).
One hour free parking on Holloway Road in bays
Two hour free parking in Waitrose car park for customers
Two hour pay and display parking bays on Loraine Road and Hornsey Road
All day pay parking at Sobell Centre, entrance on Hornsey Road opposite Arthur Road

Website design and photography by Louise Wilde, Wilde Designs, tel 07778 766688