Santou Carter

BA, MDiv, MAPHP, MNRPC

Online | Phone

Fees and Availability

From £100 to £150 a Session

I offer a sliding scale for those who need it.

Typically, my rates for the following types of sessions are:

  • An individual session for 60 mins / 1 hour is £100.
  • A family session for 90 mins / 1.5 hours is £150 so that multiple voices and perspectives can be heard.
  • A grief group session with teaching for 90 mins is £25 per session.

* My spiritual awakening membership (for non-grievers) is £49 a month.  More info can be found here – https://spiritualwisdoms.com

Initial Consultations

  • I offer a free initial telephone session
  • I offer a free initial online session
  • I offer a free discovery call

Spoken Languages

  • English

Location

Types of client:

Young People (11-18 Years) Mature Adults (65+ Years) Familes Couples Children (Up to 11) Adults (18-65 Years)
In my 25 years of service working with clients holistically and systemically, I have developed professional pursuits to understand and transform you emotional pain. I warmly welcome you to a space where your loss, trauma and grief is acknowledged and your journey towards healing is honoured.

Throughout life’s joys and sorrows, I stand as a compassionate guide, gently steering individuals through the complex maze of grief, trauma and loss. With a heart softened by my own personal losses, and a resilience strengthened by 25 years of professional experience and training, I offer my services online to be as inclusive as possible.  Honouring diversity, inclusion and cultural sensitivities are core values in my work.  I provide a haven of healing for those grappling with trauma, relationship breakdowns, health diagnoses, the process of dying, and bereavement following a passing.  My clients always say that by the end of a session, they feel better from having talked with me.

My person and transgenerational journey is a testament to resilience and transformation. As a survivor of Genocide and a child war refugee, I have intimately felt the pain of many types of loss, feeling the ache of friends and family members taken by cancer, bearing the invisible scars of displacement and trauma. These personal circumstances, while harrowing, has enabled me to forge my deep empathy and commitment to supporting others on their grief journey.

With a rich array of qualifications and roles under my belt, including registered psychotherapist, group facilitator, ordained spiritual leader, healthcare chaplain, certified grief educator, certified bereavement care provider, certified coach, and a specialist children & youth worker, I bring a wealth of knowledge and insight to my practice. However, it’s not the titles that define me but the genuine care and understanding I extend to each individual, group, and family I work with.

I use a unique therapeutic-spiritual approach in working with my private practise clients, born out of my personal experiences and professional training.  This approach isn’t confined to the walls of organized religion; it’s a harmonious blend of spiritual practices and therapeutic techniques designed to gently guide you or someone you know through various life stages of loss, helping them discover meaning and renewed purpose amidst their pain.  I also provide a space for you to explore in conversation spiritually transformative experiences you may have experienced.

Working with me is not just about navigating through loss; it’s about finding dawn after the night, and discovering hope, particularly if you are in despair and contemplating suicide. Through my guidance, individuals aged 13 and above learn to embrace their grief, acknowledge their pain, and embark on a transformative journey towards healing and self-discovery.  My support is not prescriptive; it’s a dialogue, an exchange of giving and receiving, in which I offer suggestions for you consider and implement if you want to so you can feel empowered to explore and express your grief as fully as you want to and need to.

In each session, I bring not just professional expertise but also a human touch, an understanding smile, and a listening heart.  I know how to use humour appropriately to make you smile too and to lift your spirits.  I understand that grief isn’t linear; it’s a spiral of emotions, and I’m here to support you through each twist and turn, helping you find stability and peaceful acceptance.

Choosing me as your therapist means choosing a partner who walks beside you in your grief journey, holding space for your pain, celebrating your small victories, and gently guiding you towards healing and wholeness. With me, you are not alone; you are supported, understood, and cared for.

If you are seeking a therapist who combines deep professional expertise with genuine empathy and care, look no further. I’m here to support you, offering a beacon of light guiding you through the fog of grief towards a horizon of hope and healing. Let the journey of healing begin, with me as your compassionate guide and supporter.

I can help with:

Trauma
Stress
Self esteem
Relationships
Public speaking
PTSD
Panic
Low self confidence
Insomnia
Grief
Fears
Exam stress
Confidence
Anxiety
Anger

Additional Information

I also offer both paid and free resources to those in my email community, as well as special news and discounts.

For example, you can find a unique audio-visual meditation to help with soothing your anxiety here -

Soothing Anxiety Audio-Visual Meditation:

https://griefsupport.systeme.io/soothing-anxiety

 I am also an international speaker.  I speak and educate at various Summits, Conferences and Podcasts, mainly on the topics of trauma, loss, grief, spirituality, resilience and leadership.

If you would like to be kept informed of upcoming talks or special events I hold online, such as my annual online Blue Christmas Service, please download the following relevant-to-you resources to join my email list.

Free Resource Guides:

1) anticipatory grief at end-of-life:

5 Tips to Create a Sacred Send-Off

2) after death grief for individuals / families:

"You Don't Have To Say Goodbye: 5 Ways to Stay Spiritually Connected"

3) grief in the workplace for professionals:

4 Tips to Support Someone Grieving in the Workplace

Other Therapies:

Time Line Therapy (TLT), Psychotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Life Coaching, Counselling, Business Coaching

Other Areas

shame, stress, nightmares / dreams, Fear of death, the dying process, anticipatory grief, childhood loss / trauma from divorce, bullying, racial discrimination

Training, Qualifications and Experience

Specialist Qualifications and Training

  • 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
  • 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

Record checks and disclosures:

I have been DBS checked and cleared