Carmen Carter

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Life can often challenge us. Are you or your family being faced with some difficulties that need support?

I have over 20 years of clinical therapy experience in Nelson. I hold a B.A. in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria and have been a Registered Clinical Counsellor with British Columbia Association of Clinical Counselors (BCACC) since 2003.


I have extensive post graduate education in several areas of therapy that support infants, children, teens, adults and families to meet your individual needs. Some of the therapeutic models I use are: attachment based, client centered, solution focused, cognitive behavioral therapy, play and art therapy, positive psychology, somatic experience and mindfulness based practices.


From a natural and holistic approach my clinical work encompasses mind, body and spirit for all populations. 


Counselling Services Offered

Infants, Children, Teens, Adults and Families

The therapeutic approaches offered during counselling sessions are discussed openly with emphasis on your safety and comfort.


My kind and warm demeanor has been acknowledged and appreciated by many clients over the years.






Infant, Child and Teen Services:

  • Conscious Pregnancies

  • Early Bonding and Attachment Health

  • Post - Partum Depression

  • Early Trauma including Birth

  • Special and Developmental Needs

  • Advocate for Children

  • Anxiety/Depression

  • Grief and Loss

  • Teen Gender Awareness

  • Medical and Health issues

Individual Services:

  • Anxiety/Depression

  • Interpersonal Growth

  • Stress

  • Grief/Loss/Trauma

  • Life Transitions

  • Work Related Issues

  • Self - Care

  • Sexuality

  • Medical and Health Issues

Family Services:

  • Family Therapy

  • Conscious Parenting

  • Conscious Co - Parenting

  • Family Communications

  • Blended Families

  • Preparing Parenting Schedules/Plans 

Couples/Relationship Services:

  • Adult Attachment Styles

  • Communication/Attunement 

  • Strengthening Relationships

  • Intimacy

  • Sexuality

  • Grief/Loss

  • Forgiveness 

  • Self-Care


"Carmen Carter provided behavioral and emotional support and guidance to my son for almost a year during a difficult period in his life. During this time both my son and I looked forward to his office visits with Carmen and the ongoing support we received. He had fun, received gentle yet decisive guidance for any inappropriate behavior, and benefited greatly from how well Carmen structures her sessions. Every session ended with Carmen reading a story to my son to teach him a valuable lesson. My son quickly grew to love and enjoy his visits with Carmen. I still see the positive result of Carmen's therapy sessions in my son, and I highly recommend Carmen's services to any parent."

—  Anne-Marie

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Individual Counselling $100.00 for 50 min.

Couples or Families $125.00 for 50 min.

Supervision/Consultation $100.00 for 50 min.

Reports $150.00 for 50 min.


Payments are accepted by cash, personal cheque, or email transfer at each session.


Fees for Registered Clinical Counselling are covered by some extended Medical Health Plans (i.e. IHA) and/or by your Employment Family Assistance Program (EFAP).


Please check with your employer to see what coverage you have available to you. I am covered by several Employment Family Assistance Programs.


Other Programs that cover my counselling fees are:


  • Autism Funding Program of B.C. (MCFD)

  • Crime Victim Assistance Program of B.C. (CVAP)

  • First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)

  • Insurance Corporation of B.C. (I.C.B.C.)

  • SelfDesign Learning Foundation of B.C.

Contact Me

I look forward to meeting you! Please contact me to book a free 15 -minute telephone consultation. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

Office Address:

Suite A & Suite A1
301 Baker Street,
Nelson, B.C. V1L 4H6   

Tel: 250 354 4485  
Cell: 250 354 3663

Copyright 2018 Carmen Carter