Dr Gwyn Carter

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 Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years’ experience of working with children, young people, their parents and their families.  

My work includes:

  • Trauma work
  • Assessment of young people on the Autistic Spectrum
  • Supervision to Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologists
  • EMDR supervision to a range of professionals.

Every Child I Meet is Unique

My training and experience is in assessment of developmental and psychological difficulties and therapeutic work with  young people and their parents and families as a whole who come to me with many different problems, including helping children and their families following traumatic experiences. 

Working with children and their families typically involves consultations with colleagues from other disciplines to provide a comprehensive assessment and treatment service for children and their families.

 What I enjoy about my work is that it is infinitely variable. Every child I meet is unique and living in one of the many complex family structures that characterize modern life.  They attend different schools and have their own set of friendships and relationships.  And life itself poses new and different challenges at every turn.

 As a parent of (now adult) children, I understand the challenges of raising youngsters whilst juggling the demands of family and working life and know that families often need help with a variety of issues. 


My Background

I completed my Undergraduate Degree in Psychology at Bristol University in 1982 and I have been working as a qualified Clinical Psychologist since 1985 having trained in Lancashire via the British Psychological Society Diploma in Clinical Psychology.  

I subsequently completed a Post Qualification Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Canterbury Christ Church University College in 2002 presenting a dissertation on supervision in the profession.

My experience in University has led to an interest in supporting and supervising the work of other professionals.  

I am a UK Athletics trained running coach and believe that looking after your whole body and physical activity is crucial to a person’s emotional wellbeing.  


My Credentials

  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist,
  • EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant
  • Child and Adolescent Consultant.
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).