About this Service
Hello my name is Anita Carter I am a registered counsellor with BACP (British Association for
Counsellors and Psychotherapist) and an Expressive Arts Therapist.
I am dedicated to helping clients pinpoint strengths, create resilience and a healthy foundation
to cope with challenges in their lives.
I know it can be uncomfortable, frustrating, stressful and at times a scary place to be looking
for help when feeling vulnerable. So I invite you take a close look at what I do and how I can
successfully guide you through the challenges you may be experiencing right now.
I am here to help clients discover the resources within themselves through Solution Focused
Therapy. I will listened, notice, and hear what you’re saying and not saying. I will guide you to
find the solutions that will give you the tools to bring new perspectives in your life. In addition I
can provide an option of a therapeutic process call expressive arts therapy, which
encompasses all the arts (visual arts, music, drama, movement and writing/poetry). If you’ve
tried other therapies without success this may be a choice for you. Both Solution Focused
Therapy and Expressive Arts can be combined, if suitable for you as the client, but it is not
required. I will help you explore what feels right for you as a client.
Education and Experience~
For 25 years I have had the privilege of working as a counselor and expressive arts therapist.
My expertise is working with individuals who experience stage of life challenges in their
personal growth, career, work stress, women issues, and grief and loss. I also have experience
with depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. I have provided counseling and
expressive arts therapy to patients bedside in hospital and psychiatric settings. I’ve also
worked in a military hospital with veterans experiencing PTSD and addictions.
~Registered BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
~Master of Arts, Counseling
~Professional diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy
~Certified in Online therapy
In addition I subscribe to the following clinical approaches:
Mindfulness Therapy and Somatic Therapy
A little about me~
Over the years I faced the need to not shrink away from life’s stresses and unknowns. But
believe me it’s a daily practice. So I continue with my own therapeutic practices through
mindful meditation, journaling, art making and community connections. I am dedicated to my
personal development as well as ongoing continuing education in my field as a counsellor and
expressive arts therapist.
Please know I will be by your side helping you on your journey to gain the skills and tools to
lead a joyful and meaningful life. I look forward working with you!
Experience and Specialisations
- Anxiety and Stress
- Career Difficulties
- Compassion Fatigue
- Coping With Life Changes
Qualifications and Credentials
Years in Practice
- 25 years of experience
- BACP 379495
Ethical Framework/Professional Memberships