About The Spencer Clinic of Trichology

This premises has been a pioneering and successful trichological clinic since the mid 1950s.
Richard Spencer became a qualified consultant and registered member of the institute of trichologists (M.I.T) in 1981 and took over the practice in 1983, forming “The Spencer Clinic of Trichology Ltd.
All through the years, the clinic has managed to maintain a very professional and personal level of service and expertise. The clinic is globally renowned. There are very few clinics in the world that provide our professional level of unique therapy and care.
The practice prides itself on its success through knowledge, capability and care. The clinic is a busy practice but not so large and impersonal like some places, therefore allowing us to offer a more personal,  accommodating and attentive service. We examine and reassess each patient on every visit.



Your initial visit to our conveniently located clinic usually begins with a private and in-depth consultation with Richard Spencer. He will begin by enquiring about your concerns and reasons for your visit, ask you to relay some case history and then examine the hair and scalp carefully and thoroughly. If the complaint is hair fall related, the visit can take up to an hour. If the problem is scalp related, the appointment shouldn’t be much longer than about half an hour.

After the examination, a diagnosis will be formulated and carefully explained in great detail so the patient will be able to understand  the cause(s) of the problem, remembering there can be more than one reason, and whether the complaint will be responsive to our therapy. If treatable, the consultant will then explain what type of therapy is required and for how long. Advice will also be offered on home hair and scalp care, as well as any blood tests that may be necessary and helpful.


If therapy is advisable, and the patient is in agreement, they will be seated in our relaxed, comfortable therapy room and experience a non-invasive stimulative, cleansing and conditioning treatment, or small series of treatments, depending on the severity of the complaint. This would involve the following:

  • hi-frequency (electronic stimulative therapy)
  • application of our ‘own brand in house’ products to the scalp and hair
  • moist heat head steaming
  • full contact hand massage to the head, neck and shoulders
  • hair and scalp cleansing and conditioning
  • hand assisted vibro-massage to the same above mentioned areas.

The external, physical treatments we administer are deeply stimulative, cleansing and therapeutic. Positive and improving reactions are usually noted within weeks. However, the therapy is so relaxing and soothing,  many clients who may not be experiencing a specific hair or scalp complaint, but know of our therapy, visit us to simply enjoy the experience of a healthier hair and scalp.




The Spencer Clinic formulates, mixes and assembles a complete product range on the premises. These products are used as part of the treatments and are also prescribed, if necessary, for home use.

The range of shampoos, conditioners, lotions and creams are non-medicated, ph balanced and allergy-free, combining the purest essential oils for hair and scalp health, with the emphasis on scalp sensitivity and hair condition. We are continually researching to find and use the purest and safest ingredients.



The Spencer Clinic is one of the few clinics in Europe to work alongside a full hairdressing facility working with European, Textured and Asian hair.
Trichologists and hairdressers work in harmony, ensuring all chemical and mechanical procedures are administered with the utmost care and professionalism, therefore minimising any potential threat of damage to the hair or scalp caused by chemical over-processing.

Richard Spencer

Richard Spencer became a qualified consultant and registered member of the institute of trichologists (M.I.T.) in 1981 and took over the practice in 1983, forming “The Spencer Clinic of Trichology Ltd. His knowledge, leadership and experience enhances his all-round ability to perform and practise to the highest standards. Please click on Heritage for more info.


Samantha Stewart MIT is a qualified consultant and has worked at The Spencer Clinic Ltd for the past 28 years. She qualified with distinction from the prestigious Institute of Trichologists and was awarded The John Firmage award for Distinction.
Samantha is a true and very commited professional, highly respected by our clientele and the other team members.
Besides her trichological expertise, she specialises in problems relating to Afro Caribbean hair and offers expert quality black hairdressing.
Samantha has spent many years developing our ‘Pure & Simple’ product range, specially formulated for Textured Hair.

Her commitment to trichology ensures that the visiting public are very well informed regarding their hair and scalp disorders. Her commitment has made her a sought after expert for many media articles.
Samantha ensures she stays up to date with all the with all the new developments in the world of trichology by regularly attending Continual Professional Development days.
These CPD events give her access to some of the worlds leading experts in the many fields related to trichology, which ensures that her patients receive the best possible advice and treatment according to their particular hair or scalp complaint.


Leti is a tricho- therapist and has been with us for over 20 years. She puts her everything into each and every treatment she administers and has a very dedicated clientele. Her warmth and care is always beyond the call of duty.