Carl is an HCPC and BPS-registered counselling psychologist specialising in psychotherapy. He has over 18 years’ experience working with anxiety, depression and personality disorders. He is healthcare insurance-approved.

Contact me

07494 503 557

I can help with...

  • Anxiety
  • Borderline personality
  • Depression
  • Emotional abuse
  • Identity issues
  • Low self-esteem
  • Major life changes
  • Narcissistic personality disorder
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Self-harm
  • Sexual abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal thoughts

Types of client I see

  • Individuals

Languages I speak

  • English

Location(s)

  • Room 28 at 175–7 Borough High Street, SE1 1HR

Types of therapy I offer

  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Integrative
  • Mentalisation-based therapy

My approach

Your past experiences can influence the way you make sense of your world and relationships. The past can leave you with difficult unwanted memories and feelings which you would rather push away and forget. This can have a significant impact on how you cope with stress, adversity and emotionally difficulties.

However, your past does not define who you are now. Don’t let unwanted memories, traumatic events, and outdated relational patterns hold you back. Make changes in the here and now, recognise your blind spots and find more helpful and adaptive coping strategies.

As a psychologist, I have trained in both cognitive and psychodynamic models of psychotherapy. I have worked across a wide range of mental health problems. I am able to draw on a range of theoretical orientations, evidence-based practices and my extensive clinical experience to tailor therapy to meet your individual needs.

My work is goal orientated and focused on helping you to make changes in your life for the better. I will help you to understand how your problems may have developed and how they are maintained. I take a direct and down-to-earth approach with therapy to help you move forward by revising unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving.

Initial consultation

By way of an introduction I offer a free initial telephone or online (Zoom) consultation. We can think together about what would be most helpful for you at this time. The initial consultation is part of the process of setting up the assessment appointment. It helps me to gain an understanding of the main concerns and difficulties which are to be addressed. It also helps you to gain a sense of whether I am the right therapist to help you.

As a psychologist there are some clinical presentations and therapy approaches which I have more expertise in than others. If I think that I am not the best choice for a particular difficulty, I will let you know and make appropriate recommendations. Equally, the consultation helps you to make an informed decision whether to proceed with a first session.

First sessions

After the initial consultation we can arrange an appointment. The first appointment constitutes the assessment phase of therapy. During the assessment meeting I will ask you about your current difficulties and your past experiences. I will also ask you about your interpersonal relationships, and your family background. This process forms part of the initial assessment and will inform the agreed treatment plan for therapy.

In practice, assessments will usually be the first 2 sessions. After the assessment process, we will be able to discuss an understanding of your difficulties and how best to proceed.

I place an emphasis on developing a psychological understanding of your difficulties so that you are able to recognise how unhelpful patterns develop and are maintained. My aim is to help you make sense of your ‘here and now’ difficulties while taking into account and valuing your individual experiences and relationship to the world in which you live.

Training, qualifications and experience

I have over 18 years of clinical experience, including 14 years within the NHS.

I started my career as a clinician in 2002, initially working in university and charitable trusts’ psychotherapy services. In 2006 I went on to pursue my specialist interest in working with anxiety, depression and personality disorders within the NHS.

I held a senior position as the lead clinician for both the cognitive analytic therapy service and the mentalisation-based therapy service within the Lewisham Integrated Psychological Therapies Service (Lewisham IPTT), which is part of the renowned South London and Maudsley NHS trust (SLaM).

Over the course of my professional career within SLaM I have worked on psychiatric inpatient wards, and within community mental health teams, as well as within an integrated psychology and psychotherapy service. I have been responsible for clinical consultation to colleagues and I have supervised and managed both qualified and trainee clinical and counselling psychologists.

Qualifications

Having graduated in 1998 from Royal Holloway College (University of London) with BSc (Hons) in Psychology, I went on to complete a Masters in Counselling Psychology at Regents College and then a Post Masters Diploma in Existential Counselling Psychology.

Continuing with my professional development, I attained a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) in 2012 and went on to attain accreditation as a CAT supervisor in 2014.

Further developing my interest in working with complex cases I pursued clinical training in mentalisation-based therapy and attained accreditation as an MBT practitioner with the British Psychoanalytic Council in 2015.

Professional affiliations

Code of ethics

  • HCPC
  • BPS
  • ACAT

Fees and availability

Fees

  • Self-funded standard rate: £110
  • Off-peak reduced rate: £90 (before 5pm)
  • 10% reduction if you block-book the first 6 therapy sessions and pay in advance
  • Session fees are payable by bank transfer, PayPal, cash or debit card (all major cards accepted)
  • Tax invoices and receipts issued

By way of an introduction I offer a free initial telephone or online (Zoom) consultation.

If you have private healthcare insurance, your insurance may cover the cost of your psychological therapy. I am a recognised psychologist with number of insurers including, AXA, Aetna, Aviva, BUPA, Cigna, General and Medical, Vitality and WPA. Insurance companies are billed directly.

Availability

  • Weekly individual face-to-face sessions in central London
  • Online sessions available via video conference calls
  • Daytime and evening slots available