Carlton Psychology is a practice of registered health professionals – passionate about delivering a high standard of psychological therapy, training and supervision. At Carlton Psychology we only work with professionals we trust implicitly – the same individuals we would recommend to our own friends or family. All of our affiliates are trained at masters or doctorate level and are highly experienced.
We offer psychological therapy for a variety of situations and mental health conditions. Treatments through our practice are recognised by many of the main private healthcare providers or can be paid for by the individual. We believe everybody should be able to access help when they need it without a waiting list or extortionate fees. Our service is accessible and our highly qualified professionals all offer an albeit limited amount of low-cost sessions for those with limited financial resources.
We are a small practice with the advantage of having a wide network of local professionals and organisations to be able to signpost clients on to their best fit in terms of treatment whilst being a small enough practice to ensure all our affiliates are of the highest quality. We meet regularly to review and reflect on our work and share ideas as a team.
We are passionate about using our significant experience and training in a way that is affordable and accessible to the general public. Frustrated by the diverse experiences of people seeking help with psychological or emotional issues, we wanted to create an organisation that adheres to the highest of professional standards. We are a group of professionals that are excited to share knowledge, are continuously learning from research, and each other, and have the upmost respect for both our clients and our discipline.
At Carlton Psychology, we offer a free half-hour consultation to discuss your area of difficulty and preferred treatment approach during which we can explain to you the choices you have in terms of where you seek help. There are an increasing number of professionals advertising their skills and choosing the right professional can be daunting. Our primary goal is to help people find a good match for them and will be happy to signpost you on to local NHS or charitable organisations where appropriate.
Who We Are
Our therapists represent a broad-based training in psychological theories and models of therapy (counsellors are often trained in one approach). The psychologists and psychotherapists at Carlton Psychology represent a diverse range of specialisms, but what we have in common is a passion for our work and a dedication to contributing to our local community.
All of the professionals at Carlton Psychology are highly qualified and experienced. These profiles outline a little of their backgrounds in terms of training and approach. Psychologists and psychotherapists all have their own professional identity and personality and it is really important that you feel confident that your therapist is a good match with you. All of the professionals offer a free half hour consultation which offers us the opportunity to discuss your area of difficulty face-to-face and to make recommendations in terms of what might suit your needs. It also gives you the opportunity to ask questions and get a sense of if you feel able to work with someone.
Dr Rebecca Ker, BSc DPsych
Rebecca is a professional psychologist offering integrative therapy. She is one of the founders of Carlton Psychology and is passionate about providing support to those that need it in an environment in which both professional and client can thrive. Rebecca is dedicated to constantly learning and sharing learning with peers and is proud that Carlton Psychology offers workshops and training for health professionals.
Rebecca has experience of working within a range of services within the NHS and charitable organisations both in the UK and abroad.
Rebecca's doctorate level training involved a broad range of therapies and presentations; she is able to offer bespoke treatment plans based on an individual's requirements rather than offer a 'one-size fits all' approach. At the heart of her practice is a positive attitude towards individual difference, and a belief that human beings are incredibly resilient.
Rebecca specialises in offering integrative psychotherapy to individuals with interpersonal difficulties, emotional and psychological difficulties, learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditionss & aspergers, and those who experience recurring difficulties (sometimes these individuals have been diagnosed with a 'personality disorder').
BSc 2:1 with honours in Psychology
DPsych in Counselling Psychology (Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology)
Psychometrics level A & B
Marion Downey, BSc MSc
Marion is one of the founders of Carlton Psychology and an experienced therapist working with young people and adults. She has over 15 years experience as a therapist and is also a teacher of psychology. Her experience in management, human resources and teaching has enriched her ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
Marion works integratively, drawing on Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT). Marion offers both short and long term therapy.
MSc, Therapeutic Psychology, University of Surrey
BSc, Psychology and Counselling, Roehampton University
Public Management Supervision
Advanced Practical Accounting
Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Clare Pointon, MSc
Clare is highly skilled integrative psychotherapist with 17 years' experience working in the NHS, Higher Education, private practice and a range of other agencies in the UK and abroad. She is accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Clare is warm, compassionate, easy to talk to and dedicated to empowering people to bring about change in their lives.
Clare is also a mental health instructor, delivering regular Mental Health First Aid trainings in organisations across south-east England where employees qualify to become Mental Health First Aiders, able to spot the signs of stress and mental ill health and signpost on for support.
Before training as a psychotherapist, Clare's first career was as a newspaper and radio journalist in London, Europe and the Middle East. She has written over many years on professional issues related to psychotherapy and counselling.
Clare's integrative approach allows her to focus on the individual coming for help and to draw on a range of therapy approaches - psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural and humanistic - in order to find the best fit for that person's needs and wants. She works both short and longer term with adults, young adults and adolescents (12 years and up) who are struggling with a range of issues including: relationships (family, personal, general), identity (personal, sexual, gender), anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, loss, separation and divorce, women's issues, infertility, parenting, work life, social difficulties, life change and personal development.
Masters Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy (Middlesex University)
BA Honours Degree in English Literature and Language (Oxford University)
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Instructor
Dr Michael Larcombe, BA (Hons) DClinPsych
Mike is Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) registered Clinical Psychologist with an interest in child, adolescent, adult and family work. Mike currently works in private practice, and also within NHS Child Neuro-Developmental and Adult Mental Health services. Mike has a particular interest and expertise in autism, Asperger syndrome, learning disabilities and associated conditions. He was part of the research team which developed the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO) and has co-authored subsequent articles on the tool. Recently he wrote an article about Mindfulness on-line for Kindred Spirit.
Mike has extensive experience in conducting developmental, diagnostic and needs assessments for children, young people and adults. Assessments can incorporate developmental disorders, mental health and mental capacity issues, work related stress, intellectual functioning and practical life skills.
Mike also offers psychological talking therapy for adults, couples, parents, children, young people, and families. He applies a range of therapeutic interventions including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Person-Centred Therapy and Couple Therapy for relationship, mental health and emotional difficulties. Mike has a particular way of working where he responds to his client's difficulties and by helping them to understand themselves and their issues more clearly, become more accepting of themselves as they are (and of their situation as it is), and then move forward by making positive changes.
Mike charges £100 for a 50 minute session.
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
Certificate in Couple Counseling
BA 2:1 with honors in Social Psychology
Dr Selina Warlow, BA (Hons) DClinPsych
Selina is a Clinical Psychologist specialising in children and families with a range of psychological difficulties.
She has spent 8 years working in the NHS and currently working within a busy specialist child and family mental health service (CAMHS) focusing on clinical approaches for families and children across the whole age range, including work with many cultural and ethnic groups.
Selina has specialist experience working at the National Anxiety Disorder Residential Unit and at the North London Priory. As part of her doctoral training she worked in a number of different settings and with a range of client groups including: learning disabilities, older adults, working aged adults, looked after children and in a family service at the Royal Marsden working with children who have a parent affected by cancer.
Treatment is tailored to the needs of the individual. Selina will often base treatment upon Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Attachment Therapy, Systemic Therapy or draw upon other well recognised and evidenced theories.
With a family herself, she has a good understanding of the demands of parenting and some of the challenges families face. Selina has experience of working with children of all ages and adapt to the needs of the child to maximise their engagement in treatment.
Selina specialises in working with children, teenagers and their families and supporting them with a wide range of difficulties and concerns.
Selina is a friendly and experienced child psychologist offering an accessible service either within your own home or another venue to suit your needs. Selina works in a non-blaming and collaborative way to help children, adolescents and families to help make sense of their experiences and work through solutions and strategies to manage these.
Dr Selina Warlow DClinPsych
PGDip Mental Health Studies
BSc(hons) Clinical Psychologist (HCPC)
Registered with the Association of Child Psychologists in Private Practice (AChiPPP)
Dr Madeleine Tebbet BSc. DClinPsych (Oxon) CPsychol.
Madeleine is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who has been working in clinical practice for over 10 years.
Madeleine specialises in working with children, parents and parents-to-be. She has a particular passion for working with individuals, couples and families during the perinatal period (conception to baby's 1st birthday).
Madeleine is an integrative psychologist and draws from a range of approaches including Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Systemic, Psychodynamic and Compassion focussed models.
DClinPsych, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Oxford University
BSc. Psychology, University of Birmingham
Dr Freddie Byrne
Freddie is a Clinical Psychologist experienced in working with children and young people, families and adults. He is currently working for a charity for people with acquired disabilities and has previous experience working in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and adult mental health services.
Freddie is able to draw on a range of approaches to suit the needs of the individual, including systemic therapy, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). He sees people as the experts in their own lives and adopts a respectful and strength focused approach to the people he works with. In working with Freddie you will spend time coming to a shared understanding of any problems. He will then work with you to build on your own resources to address these difficulties in a supportive environment.
Freddie is also able to offer specialist cognitive and capacity assessments to adults who have experienced stroke or acquired brain injury.
PG Dip Systemic Therapy - Intermediate Level (in progress)
PG Cert Low Intensity Psychological Interventions
Dianne is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who has been working in Clinical Practice for the past 8 years. She has worked across various settings both in the NHS and abroad. She specializes in working with adults who present with a range of difficulties, from depression and anxiety, to work related stress and relational difficulties.
Dianne offers an eclectic approach, drawing on a range of theories in order to deliver a tailor-made solution for each individual client. Her training was largely based on ecosystemic psychology, and she enjoys working with how problems are affecting the here-and-now.
Dianne believes that healing takes place within the therapeutic relationship. She aims to create a warm, safe space in therapy in order to activate a person's natural resilience and problem-solving ability.
MA Clinical Psychology
BA (HONS) Clinical Psychology
BSocSci Psychology, Organizational Psychology
You can, however, contact individual practitioners directly using their emails listed above.
Our address is:
8 Carlton Yard,
Victoria Road - Central Car Park
We offer a free consultation to all potential clients. Please feel free to make an appointment if you would like to discuss an area of difficulty or options in terms of accessing help. If you would like to arrange a free 30 minute consultation please contact our general enquiries.
The individual profiles of our team list individual contact details. If you would like to contact an individual member of our tem, or if you are already working with one of our therapists, please contact them directly.
8 Carlton Yard,
Victoria Road - Central Car Park
Conveniently located in the centre of Farnham, we are easy to access via train, bus or car.
We are tucked away in a quiet office in the centre of town, accessible via central carpark. Carlton Yard is tucked away in the corner of central carpark and is the home to NHB recruitment, The Natural Therapy Centre and 'The Traditional Plaice' (a fish and chip shop).
As you head towards the fish and chip shop from the carpark rather than Downing Street entrance, turn to your right and head under the arch. We are number 8, which is in the building on your left hand side. The door should be open but please ring the buzzer if not. We are upstairs. Please walk in and take a seat in the waiting room. We will meet you there. If you have any difficulty finding us, please feel free to call or text your therapist or call the office on 01252 711 199.
Please bear in mind that during times when all our team are in sessions, we might not be able to respond to the buzzer or phone calls until our scheduled appointment time. We try to leave the doors open for this reason.
We are conveniently located in the centre of Farnham; we are adjacent to central car park in Carlton Yard.
Farnham station is a short walk from our office.
Buses 4,5 and 46 all stop very close by.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much are sessions?
Sessions range in price depending on the individual clinician. It is best to contact the individual therapist to enquire about cost of session but full price sessions are approximately £60 - £80. Some of the specialists charge £100.
All of our therapists offer a limited amount of reduced rate sessions for those without the financial resources to engage in therapy otherwise. We are also able to signpost you to low-cost services or charitable or NHS services where appropriate during a free consultation.
Are sessions confidential?
It is our responsibility to respect your right to confidentiality by recording, processing, and storing of confidential information in a fashion designed to protect a client's right to privacy.
It is necessary to make clear the limitations of confidentiality. Whilst the content of sessions between psychologist and client is confidential, there are exceptional circumstances that result in a legal obligation for me to break client confidentiality. These exceptional circumstances are when there appears sufficient evidence to raise serious concern about:
(a) the safety of clients;
(b) the safety of other persons who may be endangered by the client's behaviour; or
(c) the health, welfare or safety of children or vulnerable adults.
There are other supervening legal and ethical obligations, such as my duty to comply with criminal investigations when I am legally obliged to do so.
Some clients request that we liaise with other professionals on their behalf (write to a GP, meet with carers/teachers/psychiatrists etc.). We are happy to facilitate such information sharing in circumstances whereby the individual is able to give their consent. We will only share information if expressly asked to by the client, and require written consent to do this (unless in the exceptional circumstances outlined in the confidentiality agreement).
Children and vulnerable adults in particular must be given ample opportunity to understand the nature, purpose, and anticipated consequences of any professional information sharing, so that they may give informed consent to the extent that their capabilities allow. Whilst requests of this nature are common, and often helpful, we can only agree to participate in information sharing with informed consent and when it is in our professional opinion that it is in a client's best interest.
What if I need to talk to someone urgently?
Carlton Psychology is open Monday - Saturday 9am - 9pm by prior appointment. We aim to offer you an appointment quickly however we cannot offer a crisis service.
If you are concerned for your safety or if you need to talk to a health professional urgently please contact your GP or alert emergency services.
There is also a list of helplines and resources on our “useful links and resources” page.
Why would someone see a psychologist?
There is no 'right' reason for seeking psychological therapy. Many chose to seek a psychologist to cope with a difficult life event or difficulties in a certain area of life. Life issues could include bereavement, relationship difficulties, domestic violence or the aftereffects of childhood abuse, while mental health problems could include eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder or psychosis. Some have noticed that their life involves patterns of behaviour or relationship difficulties. Others feel lost, confused or are struggling with their sense of identity.
Some people want to learn about themselves and describe deciding to engage in a process of personal growth. We are all shaped by our experiences and can learn to understand, accept or change things about ourselves.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any other questions. If your question is for a specific professional — please email them directly. Thank you.