Dr Christopher Cartner

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Kensington, London, SW5 0RR
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About me

My name is Dr. Christopher Cartner

I am a Counselling Psychologist specialising in trauma, sexual health, common mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and stress, Chemsex and LGBT+ affirmative therapy.

​My view is that on some level everything makes sense. Meaning, that everything we do, however painful or seemingly nonsensical this may be, has its roots in something from our developmental, earlier or experiential life, which has at some point served a purpose for us. However, these processes and behaviours may lose their effectiveness over time.

If we were to work together, we could look at some of these processes, explore their origin, their benefits, and their costs, and together examine whether you would like to keep these, or whether we can explore what can be done to start to let these go.

Training, qualifications & experience

I come from a background in both the NHS and private settings, with experience in offering support for the following concerns. However, this list is not exhaustive so please feel free to contact me for an initial 15 minute phone conversation to see if you may be interested in working with me. 

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Health Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Health Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Work Related Issues and Stress
  • HIV Counselling, Support and Therapy
  • Psychosexual Difficulties (Vulvodynia, Vaginismus, Erectile Dysfunction, Premature Ejaculation, Painful Penetration and Sexual Avoidance)
  • Sex and Sexual Anxiety
  • Porn, Sex and Love Addiction 
  • Sexual Trauma and Surviving Sexual Assault
  • LGBT+ Affirmative Therapy
  • Chemsex Therapy and Support
  • Trauma in Adulthood
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Difficulties From Childhood
  • Family Difficulties
  • Relational and Relationship Difficulties
  • Challenges and Difficulties From Childhood
  • Appearance Related Distress and Body Dysmorphia
  • Dental Anxiety
  • Loss and Grief
  • Sexuality Exploration and Questioning 

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Other areas of counselling I deal with



£120.00 - £150.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • Cigna
  • Vitality
  • Aviva
  • WPA

Additional information

I provide individual psychotherapy for £120 per hour and relationship therapy for £150 per hour. I offer a free introductory call to those who may be interested in working together. I also offer concessionary rates for therapy upon discussion and agreement. 

When I work

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2 Kenway Road, Kensington, London, SW5 0RR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)

Key details

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