Anita Steer - Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Neurodiverse Practitioner


The first 25 years of my working life were spent in a career that chose me.   In 2007, however, I finally started to listen to me, what I wanted and needed.

A life-changing event around this time gave me the drive, determination, confidence and courage to start my journey of self-discovery and awareness. This then enabled me to recognise and experience how it really felt to be listened to and heard; to experience empathic understanding from another, and to empathetically hear and understand others as I started to nurture my innate ability to relate to and support others.

I feel this sense of awareness and compassion enables me to work within the depth of the therapeutic relationship and its connectedness with my clients as we explore how it is to be them.

These continued processes and experiences also further nurture and develop my interest and intrigue into how we communicate with each other (what we verbalise and what is non-verbal), and the effect this has on how we relate and feel about ourselves, how we make sense of our relationships with others and, the parts we play in these interactions.  Also, how we process our experiences, emotions and feelings and how these can then affect us emotionally, behaviourally and physically.

Qualifications & Training     


Accredited Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (QCF) - Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB)

Training/Counselling Personal Development (CPD)         

  • Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence.           Qualifications- Psychoherapist Anita Steer
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).
  • Working Creatively in the Counselling Room.
  • Personal Insights into "Attachment Theory".   
  • Working with Significant Others of substance misuse and the issues they face.    
  • Confidentiality in Therapeutic Practice and Records as Evidence.                                             
  • Suicide.
  • Working in the "Here and Now".
  • Self Care.
  • Working with Clients who are Anxiously Attached: Fear of Abandonment and Angry Protest.
  • Mental Health and Community.

Training Placements

Survivors' Network - Brighton - Client Group: Survivors' of Sexual Violence.

CRI - PATCHED Project - Brighton - Client Group: The significant others of substance misuse.


I practise in convenient locations

Addlestone - Weybridge - Woking and surrounding areas