Who we are
Dr. Frances Carter
Dr. Carter is a clinical psychologist based in Christchurch who has worked clinically with people with disordered eating for approximately fifteen years. She has published papers in leading journals looking at a range of topics such as the effectiveness of psychological interventions for disordered eating, the effect of depression on weight, the impact of disordered eating on weight and interpersonal functioning, and the impact of childhood obesity prevention programs on psychological functioning. She is a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists and the Otago University Obesity Research Consortium.
What we do
Dr. Carter is able to provide assessment and treatment for a range of difficulties associated with obesity, and surgery for obesity, such as:
- Out of control eating (including binge eating)
- Difficulties achieving weight loss following surgery
- Body image disturbance
- Mood and anxiety difficulties, and finding more adaptive ways of functioning
If patients are considering gastric banding surgery, she provides them with a comprehensive assessment aimed at improving outcome following surgery. She is able to provide patients with assistance before and after surgery, if required.
Dr Frances Carter
Level 1, 9 Caledonian Road
Phone 03 968 3131