David Carter

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I am a Group Analyst and Consultant Clinical Psychologist who has worked with individuals, couples, families, teams, and organisations for over 40 years. 

My Credentials

  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist.
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Member of the Institute of Group Analysis, London.
  • Registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

I Believe That Talking Helps

Whatever the problem, whatever the crisis, however complicated, confusing and impossible a situation may seem, I know that talking about it will help.

From my own experience, both personally and professionally, I know how important it is to talk. Talking helps in so many ways -finding ways to convey our feelings to others, being able to put into words difficult or traumatic experiences we have had and simply realising through dialogue with someone else that we are not alone in feeling the things that we do.

Whether you see me for individual psychotherapy, supervision or reflective practice my work is based around a special sort of conversation which overtime works to sort out and untangle the problems you are experiencing. We won’t be simply “having a chat”. It’s a different type of conversation that puts the focus on you, your family, your relationships, your team at work and your clinical practice.

I will listen to what you are saying and show you that I understand. But it’s more than that. For example, if you see me for individual psychotherapy I will guide you to look beneath the surface, taking into account the many influences on your life, parents, family, school, work, and society to make sense of the problems you are experiencing.

We will work out what to do about your problems by understanding why they have arisen in the first place, what keeps them going and why they keep coming back.

My practice focusses on working with adults who are experiencing psychological problems, providing supervision to other professions, including group analysts, psychotherapists, counsellors and clinical psychologists, specialist assessment of adults on the autistic spectrum and teams and organisations.


My Education

I completed my Undergraduate Degree in Psychology at London University in 1979 and I have been working as a qualified Clinical Psychologist since 1983. I then worked for a year at the in-patient psychiatric unit at The Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London before training as a Clinical Psychologist in Lancashire via the British Psychological Society Diploma in Clinical Psychology qualifying in 1983.  In 1993, I commenced training as a Group Analyst at the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA) in London where I qualified in 2001. In 2013 I qualified as a supervisor with the IGA.