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Carstairs - Psychologist - London, London, City of, UK

Kari Carstairs

London, London, City of, UK




I am a clinical psychologist offering counselling, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in the Bromley, Orpington, Petts Wood, and Bickley area in South London/Kent.

I offer long term, short term and brief treatment contracts depending on your needs. The service I offer is psychoanalytic psychotherapy for adults.

Work History

Company director

From February 2006

Management of a team of associates providing expert witness services in civil, criminal & family cases

Private practice

Oxleas N.H.S. Trust

May 1996 - January 1998

May 1996 - January 1998
* Psychodiagnostic assessments
* Individual psychodynamic psychotherapy with adults in a specialist, tertiary Integrated Psychological Therapies Service

Expert witness service

From April 1993

* Psychodiagnostic evaluation
* Teaching
* Supervision and consultation services

Adult Mental Health, Maidstone Priority Care N.H.S. Trust

November 1991 - April 1996

* Short-term psychotherapy service in primary care
* Long-term individual psychodynamic psychotherapy in multidisciplinary psychotherapy service
* Co-ordinator of psychodiagnostic evaluation service (assessment of patients, supervision of trainees, service planning and co-ordination of staff)

Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic

June 1991 - November 1991

* Structural family therapy with families of children hospitalised with psychiatric problems
* Psychodiagnostic evaluations of children

Internships (in USA)

Widener University Counselling Center

3 days a week
* Adult Children of Alcoholics support group
* Individual counselling for Widener students

Center for Early Childhood Services

2 days a week
* Individual play therapy with abused and/or neglected children aged 2 to 6 years
* Psychodiagnostic testing of children aged 2 to 10 years

Metropolitan Consultation Associates

1 day a week
* Individual psychodynamic psychotherapy in a private out-patient clinic with adults (Employee Assistance Plan)
* Couples and family therapy

Charter Fairmount Institute

3 days a week
* Psychodiagnostic testing in a private in-patient setting with adolescents and adults, including dual diagnosis patients (drug and/or alcohol abuse combined with psychiatric problems)
* Group therapy

Delaware Valley Psychological Clinics

2 days a week
* Individual psychodynamic psychotherapy in a private out-patient clinic with adults (HMO plan)
* Couples and family therapy

Irving Schwartz Institute

2 days a week
* Individual play therapy with learning disabled children aged 7 to 10 years
* Psychodiagnostic testing

Previous work experience (prior to qualification)

Nursing Assistant

Cassel Hospital

Psychosocial nursing program in an in-patient psychoanalytic training hospital for adults

Mobile Warden

Kensington and Chelsea Housing Department

Community support and emergency services for the elderly at risk

Nursing Assistant

Adolescent Unit, Long Grove Hospital

* Nursing care of an anorexic boy
* Group therapy
* Family therapy
* Individual play therapy

Teaching Assistant

Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School

Providing classroom support in a residential setting with emotionally disturbed adolescents

Qualifications & Certifications

Cardiff University

Clinical Psychology

Widener University

Experimental Psychology

University of Oxford

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