Christopher Cartner



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Hello, and welcome to my profile. I am a Psychologist, specialising in sexual health, LGBT+ affirmative therapy, anxiety, depression, stress, Chemsex and trauma. I also have experience in working with those who have experienced trauma across the lifespan, meaning I have worked with people who have experienced trauma, and traumatic incidences, in both adult life and childhood. Engaging in therapy can be a daunting experience, but it can also be an empowering and life changing one. I provide a non-judgemental and containing space to explore your inner world, so together we can explore what bothers you and work towards overcoming this. I am a gay therapist, providing a safe non-judgemental space for those of all sexualities. I have experience in working with people experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, psychosexual difficulties, childhood trauma, adult trauma, appearance related distress and much more. For more details on my background and experience, please visit my website. Choosing to engage in therapy, or choosing to re-engage in therapy with a new therapist, can be a daunting experience. However, it can also be a life changing one with benefits that may stay with you both inside, and outside the consultation room. I want to thank you then for taking the time to to consider me as your therapist.

AbuseAdjustment DisorderAlcohol Abuse and Alcohol DependenceAnger Management TherapyAnxietyAttachment TheoryBody Image IssuesContemplativeDepressionDivorceDomestic AbuseDrug Dependence / Abuse / AddictionGender IdentityHistorical TraumaInfertilityInterpersonalLGBTQ IssuesMen’s IssuesOCDPanicPersonal GrowthPolyamorous and Open RelationshipsPostpartumPregnancy (Prenatal Mental Health)Premarital CounselingPsychodynamicPsychological Testing and EvaluationPTSDRelationalRelationship / Marriage IssuesSelf-EsteemSelf-HarmingSensorimotorSexual AbuseSexual AddictionSexual ProblemsSocial PhobiaTraumaWomen’s Issues

My view is that on some level everything makes sense. Meaning, everything we do, however painful or seemingly nonsensical this may be, has it’s roots in something from our developmental, earlier or experiential life, which has at some point served a purpose for us. Though, these processes and behaviours may lose their effectiveness over time. If we were to work together, we could look at some of these processes together, explore their origin, their benefits, 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.

I come from a background in both the NHS and in 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

Type of Therapy
  • Addiction Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy (CT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Psychosexual Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Somatic Therapy (Body Centered)
Client Type
Type of Session
Fixed TermLong Term (Face to Face)Online TherapyShort Term (Face to Face)