Santou Carter

Santou Carter

Tension and Trauma Practitioner in London

I'm an Advanced Grief & Trauma Specialist because with every kind of trauma, there is loss & grief, which can be difficult to navigate.

I do more than simply offering comforting words if you are grieving; I release your suffering, and my in-depth training and client testimonials demonstates that.

My calling, as a Servant Leader, to guide people experiencing trauma, anxiety, loss & grief began 25 years ago.

My mission is to help people move through stages of hope keeping them accountable on their journey. I serve as a traumatic grief therapist, community healthcare chaplain, certified coach, an international speaker and published writer.

I work with adolescents to adults, families and community groups, and can help guide you through the transitional stages of your life's journey from loss to re-connection, so you can live a full life with hope.

Background & Qualifications

Certified Compassionate Bereavement Care Provider in traumatic grief
CAMS-care trained practitioner (Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality)
Certificate Bereavement Counselling
Certificate in Complicated Grief Treatment
Certificate in Narrative Exposure Therapy
Certificate in Attachment-Focused EMDR
Certificate in Anxiety Treatment
Diploma in End-of-Life Therapy
Diploma in Mental Health and Young People
Diploma in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples
Certificates in Facilitating Group Therapy
Diploma and Certificate in Online Counselling
Diploma in NLP coaching (Master Practitioner)
Certificate in Healthcare Improvement Coaching
Certificate in Motivational Interviewing
Diploma in Journalism/Short Story Writing
Bachelor of Arts in Historical Cultural Studies with Psychology
Master of Divinity in Theology with Pastoral Counselling

My Specialisms

- terminal diagnosis to end-of-life
- child loss
- suicide bereavement
- dreams/nightmares
- crisis of faith
- unexplained spiritual experiences / near death experiences

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

I use various approaches, depending on your preference and need. In addition to talking therapy, I work creatively and contextually. My main contextual approach is to use systemic therapy for individuals or families or couples which looks as the dynamics between your relationships with others, the cultural and political environment as well. For issues around loss and grief, I use the modern 'continuing bonds' and 'meaning reconstruction' approaches.

For my creative approach, my professional artistic and spiritual background can provide space for you to bring and discuss:
- films
- music
- art
- poetry or your own writing
- your spiritual experiences
- your faith background

No matter your faith, religious denomination, or cultural beliefs, my approach is all-inclusive. I welcome those who might have become disillusioned with, or still attend, their faith community or who consider themselves atheist.

In summary, I use a unique multi-disciplinary approach bridging psychotherapy, cultural knowledge, spirituality, theology and the latest research on neuroscience and consiousness to help find relief quickly.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Psychotherapy Online/Telephone Please Call
Counselling Online/Telephone Please Call
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Online/Telephone Please Call
EMDR Online/Telephone Please Call
NLP Online/Telephone Please Call
Life Coaching Online/Telephone Please Call
Relationship Therapy Online/Telephone Please Call
Tension and Trauma Releasing Online/Telephone Please Call

Additional Rate Information

Sliding scale available so please call for a complimentary session to discover more about your challenges and hopes.