Tanya Carter

Tanya Carter

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury SP7
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I currently have availability in my practice:

Thursday 9am - 2pm.

Saturday 9am - 1pm.

About me and my therapy practice

Hi! I'm Tanya – a warm and accepting BACP-registered integrative counsellor. I combine a creative approach and gentle reflection to help you find hope, purpose and wellbeing. I believe that we all need to feel heard and understood, and to feel a connection with another person. I also believe that we can all heal and thrive under the right conditions.

I work with people from all backgrounds and walks of life, and can help with lots of diverse issues. I aim to provide a safe, private and supportive space, independent of family and friends. This is to allow you to explore any difficulties or challenges you face and find a way to a more fulfilling life.

I’m a good place to start if you:

• have a clear idea of problems you’d like to resolve; or

• feel like there’s nothing ‘wrong’ in particular but have a sense that you could live more happily; or

• want to explore counselling as part of a commitment to looking after yourself; or

• interested in therapy but not sure where to start, keep putting it off, or feel bad about ‘needing it’ in the first place.

Practice description

I usually work face-to-face in a comfortable room, with nearby parking. I also offer online, telephone or text sessions. I usually work with people in weekly sessions of 50 minutes, for as long as we agree is appropriate (a minimum of 6 sessions is normal).

My counselling approach is person-centred and relational. This means I’m committed to: meeting your needs, listening carefully and compassionately, and without judging. I see our work together as a partnership. It’s important to me that I practise ethically, and that I preserve your confidentiality as much as possible.

I’m an integrative counsellor, which means I use a range of counselling techniques and theories (including person-centred therapeutic counselling, existentialism and transactional analysis). I’m able to bring different ideas to our work together, to help deepen your understanding of yourself. I tailor my approach to suit you, to support you in feeling more confident and resilient.

My first session

I offer a free initial telephone consultation of up to 30 minutes before starting therapy work. This is to discuss why you would like to come to therapy, answer any questions you have and to give us the chance to see what it might be like to work together. 

If we agree to meet, we will discuss your goals for therapy in more detail and I’ll also ask about your history and how life is for you.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Vegan allied, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Cognitive, Creative therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Email therapy, Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Text therapy

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