Dr Kimberley Carter

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UKCP Registered / MClinSci / DClinSci
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Oxted, Surrey, RH8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor, with over 25 years of experience. Initially working as a counsellor and then doing a lengthy training as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, and doing clinical supervision training. Throughout the duration of my studies I was in personal analysis myself. My own experience helps me to sit with others' pain. I once sat in their chair.

There are lots of therapists and different modalities, so choosing who to work with can be daunting, in particular, if you have not had therapy before. It is important to find someone you feel comfortable with. I have provided some information about how I work but I would be happy to answer any further questions you may have and offer an initial telephone call at no charge.

Ways of working

Sessions are weekly, and usually once a week, although some clients may come more frequently. The frequency of sessions is totally dependent on the individual and their presenting problems, and is usually decided as the work progresses. I believe recognition of individual needs is very important, as everyone has their own unique way of being in therapy, it's literally their own journey.  

Clients are welcome to come in person or have sessions online. Fortunately working online has opened up another way of connecting, making therapy accessible for people who because of choice or their location can now access therapy.

Following an initial phone call, or email exchange, the next stage would be to find a convenient time to meet. The first meeting lasts up to an hour and a half, allowing time to explore what is troubling you. For some people the issues are more recent, but for a number of people the issues have been going on for many years.  At the end of the consultation we would then make a decision whether or not we would like to meet together going forward.


As a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist I am qualified to work with the majority of issues, but have a particular interest in working with these areas:

Twins; twinship; twin relationships; parents of twins

Adoption;  I work with adults who were adopted.  Adoption usually takes place during infancy or early childhood.  Adopted persons usually have struggles with identity, and a fear of rejection and abandonment, which makes sense considering they were separated from mother/other during a formative period of their life.   Working through the impact of this loss takes time and understanding.  I have experience of helping a good number of adoptees undertake this journey.

Boarding School Impact;  The psychological impact of being sent away, often at a very young age, has a long lasting detrimental impact for most people sent to boarding school.  A child cannot comprehend why they were sent away to live with strangers, with no home comforts such as their cherished toys or pets.  They have to learn to fit in, and to comply, which can be a hindrance or an advantage later in life in the workplace, but is usually detrimental in intimate relationships. In my experience ex-boarders usually start therapy for other problematic issues in their lives, not having previously recognised that boarding school may play a part in their present difficulties.  

I also supervise students in training or qualified therapists and supervisors. 

If you would like further information about how I work or about my availability, then please email me or telephone me.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • DClinSci (University of Kent)
  • MClinSci (University of Kent)
  • Diploma Psychoanalytic Supervision (The Guild of Psychotherapists)
  • Postgraduate Diploma Psychotherapy Studies (University of Kent)
  • Postgraduate Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling (Goldsmiths)
  • Advanced Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling (NESCOT)
  • Certificate in Time-Limited Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF)

Professional Bodies

  • Registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy - Registration No. 05157121
  • Member of BAPPS (The British Association For Psychoanalytic And Psychodynamic Supervision)
  • Member of EAP (European Association for Psychotherapy)

Member organisations

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a particular interest in twin relationships and work with twins, helping them understand their complex relationships. The work may involve finding ways of reconnecting with a twin or accepting the loss of a twin.

  • Twin relationships
  • Twin difficulties
  • Identity issues for twins
  • Separation difficulties for twins
  • Loss of a twin either through estrangement or death
  • Parenting twins
  • Emotional aspects of a twin pregnancy

My doctorate research involved interviews with identical and nonidentical twins, and explored how early environmental factors affect the emotional development of the twin relationship.

I am happy to work with one twin from a pair, or both twins...


Additional information


£110.00 for the initial assessment (70-90 minutes)

The fee will be discussed during the initial telephone conversation or email 

Reduction for two or more sessions per week


Please contact me to discuss fees for supervision

My working hours are Monday-Thursday 8.30 am to 7.00 pm

When I work

Monday-Thursday 8.00-7.00 and Friday mornings..

Further information

Website address:

  • Training Organisation The Guild of Psychotherapists
  • Member of UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) - registration No. 05157121
  • Member of BAPPS (British Association for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision)
  • Member of EAP (The European Association for Psychotherapy)

Oxted, Surrey, RH8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Parking is available.. A mainline train station is a 5 minutes walk

Online platforms



In person

Weekly or fortnightly psychodynamic supervision for individuals and groups.

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Dr Kimberley Carter
Dr Kimberley Carter