Dr Carly Carter, Clinical Psychologist
Hello, my name is Carly. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS). I am a Clinical Psychologist and I work in Private Practice and also in the NHS.
Deciding whether to engage in psychological therapy can at times be a daunting and challenging decision. Although searching for a therapist can sometimes feel overwhelming, finding a psychologist that fits for you and the difficulties you are experiencing is a crucial step in setting the foundations for effective psychological therapy. I am passionate to work in partnership with my clients and I am always happy to answer any questions you may have and to discuss how we might work together.
What is your approach to therapy?
My work adheres to the HCPC and British Psychological Societies' (BPS) professional and ethical guidelines and I regularly receive clinical supervision from a Consultant Clinical Psychologist to ensure I am providing the highest standard of psychological care. Over my career, I have worked in a variety of settings and supported adults, young people and their families who are experiencing a broad range of mental health, relationship and physical health challenges. I am passionate to provide an open and honest approach to each client that I have the privilege of working with. I believe that ‘one size does not fit all’ and I offer an integrative and collaborative approach that draws upon different psychological frameworks and evidence based practices to meet my client’s individual needs. This can include:
· Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
· Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
· Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
· Personal Construct Psychology (PCP)
· Narrative frameworks
If you wish to find out more information about myself or my therapeutic approach please visit my website at: www.forwardmovepsychology.co.uk
Why choose to work with a Clinical Psychologist?
A Clinical Psychologist is trained to a doctorate level at University (usually a minimum of six years) in addition to several years providing practice based learning with different clients groups and in different settings. Clinical Psychologists are highly skilled practitioners that are trained to quickly assess and make sense of a person’s challenges and needs in order to provide the most appropriate intervention and support.
What type of session format are you offering?
I work in safe, confidential and easily accessible rented spaces located within the Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire area. As well as seeing clients face to face I also offer therapy sessions online.
*Please note- my face to face appointments are regularly reviewed in line with government guidance and may need to be restricted as part of local and national infection control practices*
What would happen in our first appointment?
In our first appointment together, I would like to discuss what your needs are and what you would like support with. Depending on what we discuss, at the end of our initial appointment we would explore what the most suitable options of support are for you, and together, decide on the best way forward. If we agree to work together, we will then arrange a suitable date and time for our sessions. You can stop your engagement in psychological support at any point and you are under no commitment to continue with further sessions after our first appointment together if you did not wish to.
If you would like to find out more information or to book an appointment, please visit my website at: www.forwardmovepsychology.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
- Group Analytic Analysis Foundation Course - Institute Group Analysis accredited
- Personal Construct Psychology Foundation Course
- First Class BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I provide psychological support for individuals having difficulties living with and adjusting to a physical health condition such as:
Medically unexplained symptoms (e.g. functional symptoms)
Initial Therapy Assessment (approx. 80 minutes) £160
Face to Face Therapy Sessions (50 minutes) £100
Online Therapy Sessions (50 minutes) £90
Reports and written documents are charged at the hourly rate
Evening, early morning & weekend appointments face-to-face and online appointments