Paul CarterIntegrative psychotherapist
Would you like to wake up tomorrow feeling different from today?
Are you facing a tough time, feeling stuck and struggling with confused and difficult emotions?
I am a qualified psychotherapist trained in adult psychotherapy and counselling. I offer a calm and trusting environment where you can communicate honestly and work through your life experiences, worries and hopes in a confidential safe space - perhaps for the first time.
My approach to therapy
We are all individuals with a unique way of being in the world. I work as an Integrative Psychotherapist, meaning I draw on various theories and approaches personally suited to your unique needs.
The experience of being listened to non-judgementally, feeling heard and understood can bring deep relief from distress such as depression, loss, bereavement, anxiety, anger and relationship issues. Such greater self-awareness can set you on a new path with yourself and others.
My approach is exploratory, supportive, and collaborative. Initially, you may find it helpful for us to explore your past in order to understand links with your present patterns of behaviour, attachment relationships and feelings. We can then work out your true needs and what choices may achieve them in a positive and practical way.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I work with adults across all age groups, backgrounds and levels of distress and offer short and long-term therapy at my private practices and also online.
Besides private practice, I work as an honorary psychotherapist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) - one of the UK's leading providers of mental health services, where I work with patients suffering from childhood and adult trauma, on one-year contracts.
I also conduct short-term psychotherapy in a residential drug and alcohol substance abuse rehabilitation centre.
I trained at Regent's University School of Psychotherapy and Psychology in London - a renowned training institution for psychotherapy and I also completed the Introductory Lectures and Seminars at the Institute of Psychoanalysis.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
Regular weekly sessions are from £80 and last for 50 minutes. (Concessionary rates for local students and people with limited means are available - please enquire).
I offer a free twenty-minute initial video or phone consultation to assess and explore your presenting issues. This will give you a feel for how I work and allow you to express your hopes and expectations for therapy and ask any questions you may have. You would then usually come on a weekly basis for 50-minute sessions at a regular time and day.
Training and qualifications
M.A. Psychotherapy & Counselling (Distinction) - Regent's University, London.
Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling - Regent's University, London.
Introductory Lectures and Seminars - completed at the Institute of Psychoanalysis, London.
M. Phil (Cantab.) International Relations - Queens' College, University of Cambridge.
PGCE - Institute of Education, University of London.
B.A. (Econ) (Hons) - University of Manchester.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) (registration number: 399568) and abide by their professional code of ethical practice for matters of confidentiality, supervision, complaints and continuing professional development.