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Liz Karter

Leading UK Specialist in gambling addiction in women
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Liz Karter is a leading UK expert in gambling addiction in women. With an excellent reputation for making sense of this complex addiction, Liz makes frequent appearances on TV, radio & in newsprint worldwide & regularly writes for international addiction publications. Having worked with all leading UK gambling treatment agencies & in private practice since 2001, Liz writes and speaks in an accessible style, and from experience of helping hundreds of women stop gambling & start living.

Biography

Liz has been taught, from both her rich and varied personal, as well as professional, experience, that life's ups and downs truly are "all about relationship" - just as she puts forward in her second book 'Working Women's Groups for Problem Gambling'. Her work with gambling addiction since 2001 led her to specialize in the much misunderstood area of women & gambling. In 2006 she the first UK Women's Groups for Problem Gambling. Liz's unique experience, specialization and approachable style has led to frequent media commentating and writing. In 2010 she established her Independent practice, Level Ground Therapy. Having great, supportive family and friends (including her faithful writing companion, the terrier, Oscar) has been invaluable throughout. Liz continues to pursue her passions of writing and providing gambling addiction treatment in her home county of Sussex and in the City of London.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Areas of therapeutic specialization -Gambling addiction. Women's issues. Abuse related trauma in adult men and women. Anxiety. Depression. Stress. Relationship issues
    Media commentating - TV, radio and in print worldwide
    Public speaking
    Training in the psychology of gambling addiction
    Consultancy

Personal Interests

    Animals  -I love them all, but do try to keep a distant relationship with spiders...
    Walking (especially countryside)
    Cycling ( retro bicycle with a lovely wicker basket)
    Reading ( I love classics)
    Writing (of course!)
    Cinema (drama. Comedy. British film. Horror -especially vampires)
    Music of all kinds (I write to classical - especially Mozart)
    Coffee with friends
    Relaxing and talking about 'real stuff' with family

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - WOMEN AND PROBLEM GAMBLING - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

The Independent

Gambling is in the rise - so is enough being done to combat the problem?


Published: Jul 21, 2015 by The Independent
Authors: Neasa McErlean

Latest studies indicate a rise in gambling among the AB classes. Liz Karter is interviewed about her experience of how gambling addiction is affecting the middle class professional woman.

Bos Magazine

Gordon Moody Introduces Programme for Women Gamblers


Published: Jul 01, 2015 by Bos Magazine
Authors: Mary Pitt
Subjects: Psychological Science, Anthropology - Soc Sci

Liz Karter is interviewed about her role in helping to develop the new women's programme for the Gordon Moody Association

Pro Talk /Rehabs.com

Gambling Addiction:Why Women Risk it All


Published: May 01, 2015 by Pro Talk /Rehabs.com
Authors: Liz Karter
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Anthropology - Soc Sci

Liz Karter makes sense of why a woman would risk her well being and her money when in the grip of gambling addiction

BBC News

Gamblers Need More Protection


Published: May 01, 2015 by BBC News
Authors: BBC News
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Anthropology - Soc Sci

Liz Karter is interviewed for her expert opinion on the recent legislation to restrict FOBT play.

Therapy Today.net

Working with women’s groups for problem gambling


Published: Mar 01, 2015 by Therapy Today.net
Authors: Michaeal Head
Subjects: Literature, Anthropology - Soc Sci

Liz Karter's second book is reviewed by Michele Head who starts by saying "Liz Karter’s book makes a refreshing read in the often-neglected field of problem gambling. It not only outlines the issues for women affected by gambling; it also provides a much-needed account from an attachment perspective in a field (addictions) that is generally dominated by a CBT discourse."

Renew Every Day

Addicted to the Win


Published: Nov 12, 2014 by Renew Every Day
Authors: Liz Karter
Subjects: Anthropology - Soc Sci

What do you think gambling addiction is all about? Money? Risk?Why would anyone throw their money away when they are already in debt? Don’t they know the low odds of winning?

The Pogg

The Pogg Interviews _ Liz Karter, author of Women and Problem Gambling


Published: Sep 25, 2014 by The Pogg
Authors: The Pogg & Liz Karter
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Anthropology - Soc Sci

Liz is interviewed on a basic psychology behind gambling addiction.

The Fix

Do you find stress relief online? If so you might find addiction as well


Published: Aug 28, 2014 by The Fix
Authors: Liz Karter
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Anthropology - Soc Sci

Digital life is less stressful and complicated than the real world. Here's the FAQ on its potential costs.

Casino Bonuses Today

Interview with Liz Karter About Problem Gambling


Published: Aug 21, 2014 by Casino Bonuses Today
Authors: Casino Bonuses Today & Liz Karter
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Anthropology - Soc Sci

Liz gives an interview on her work as a gambling addiction therapist and the dangers inherent in gambling online.

Florida Beach Rehab

Regaining Trust in Relationship After Addiction


Published: Aug 06, 2014 by Florida Beach Rehab
Authors: Liz Karter
Subjects: Anthropology - Soc Sci

Addiction comes between couples, pushing them so far apart they lose sight of each other; all they can see is addiction. Long after the addict recovers, their partner still suffers. The pain of betrayal, the shock of their addicted partner’s reckless, destructive behavior cuts deep. Their biggest fear of all is that it will happen all over again. How can they ever regain trust?

Florida Beach Rehab

Woman Relapsed to Gambling Addiction More than 20 Times. This is her Path to Rec


Published: Jun 29, 2014 by Florida Beach Rehab
Authors: Liz Karter

Liz Karter discusses how probably in gambling scenarios we picture mostly men. But, women do gamble and develop devastating addictions.After relapsing many times despite treatment, Rachel at last found her way back to a happy and healthy life - Liz tells us how.

The Independent

Women hooked on online betting up from 44 per cent


Published: Mar 24, 2014 by The Independent
Authors: Paul Gallagher interviews Liz Karter
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Anthropology - Soc Sci

Liz is interviewed by The Independent newspaper on the causes and consequences of the proliferation of online gambling products for women.

Casinos4Dummies Magazine

Liz Karter Interview Gambling Psychology


Published: Mar 05, 2014 by Casinos4Dummies Magazine
Authors: Liz Karter and Casinos4Dummies
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Anthropology - Soc Sci

Liz gives a canidid interview regarding gambling addiction and her personal and professional views and motivations for her role.

IinterGame Magazine

Addiction expert gives UK i-gaming a 'clean bill of health'


Published: Nov 13, 2013 by IinterGame Magazine
Authors: David Snook & Liz Karter
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Anthropology - Soc Sci

In her book "Women and Problem Gambling " Liz Karter concludes that addiction among women has its roots in something other than the "buzz” that men experience. In an interview with InterGame, Karter explained her reasons for coming to this conclusion

The Argus

Rising number of women gamblers across Sussex


Published: Feb 16, 2013 by The Argus
Authors: Ben Leo
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Anthropology - Soc Sci

Britain’s multi-billion-pound gambling industry is threatening to destroy the lives of nearly one million problem gamblers across the country. Experts in Sussex have now warned an increasing number of women are turning to the mesmerising bright lights of slot machines and internet gambling as an escape from deep-rooted emotional trauma. BEN LEO reports and interviews Liz Karter.

The Society for the Study of Gambling

Problem Gambling and the Internet


Published: Apr 01, 2012 by The Society for the Study of Gambling
Authors: Liz Karter
Subjects: Anthropology - Soc Sci

An overview of social and psychological reasons for the rise of internet gambling addiction

World Online Gambling Law report

Problem Gambling: Problem gambling in the UK: the scale of the problem


Published: Sep 01, 2011 by World Online Gambling Law report
Authors: Liz Karter
Subjects: Anthropology - Soc Sci

Problem gambling is still very much an issue in the UK. Despite the need to exercise caution when interpreting survey's results, it nonetheless sparks the question as to what the Gambling Act 2005 does to help reduce and combat problem gambling, as well as identify who the concerned groups of people are. Liz Karter, Therapist at the Level Ground Therapy, examines some possible causes of problem gambling as well as the implications it can have in practice.

Couple Connection

What is Addiction?


Published: May 08, 2011 by Couple Connection
Authors: Liz Karter

Information on addiction, addiction support, addiction help, addiction advice, relationship advice, relationship support, family support

The Guardian

Britain's new addicts: women who gamble online, at home and in secret


Published: Jan 17, 2010 by The Guardian
Authors: Tracy McVeigh
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Anthropology - Soc Sci

Interview with Liz Karter and other experts in problem gambling treatement

National Lottery Commission Conference ‘Women and Gambling’

' Don't Tell'


Published: Jun 01, 2008 by National Lottery Commission Conference ‘Women and Gambling’
Authors: Liz Karter
Subjects: Anthropology - Soc Sci

Liz wrote and presented this paper based on her experience as founder of the first UK women's groups for problem gambling.

Life Info Magazine

Losing Streak


Published: Mar 01, 2005 by Life Info Magazine
Authors: Liz Karter
Subjects: Health and Social Care, Anthropology - Soc Sci

An overview of gambling addiction, its causes and consequences.

Photos

News

Liz Karter Interviewed by the Irish Independent

By: Liz Karter
Subjects: Anthropology - Soc Sci, Cognitive Psychology, Gaming, Gender & Sexuality, Health and Social Care, Other, Psychology

Gambling addiction is on the rise amongst women in Ireland. Liz comments on how online gambling has leaped the social divide and how social gaming can be the first short step to gambling addiction.

How to Beat an Online Gambling Addiction - Liz Karter explains to The Telegraph

By: Liz Karter
Subjects: Anthropology - Soc Sci, Cognitive Psychology, Gaming, Health and Social Care, Mass Communications, Media, Journalism and Communications, Other, Psychology, Social Psychology

The Telegraph newspaper interview Liz, who gives the essential first steps guide to getting to grips with an online gambling addiction.

Liz in The Sun newspaper: On Kerry Katona, bingo & bi polar

By: Liz Karter
Subjects: Anthropology - Soc Sci, Communication Studies, Health and Social Care, Media and Cultural Studies, Media, Journalism and Communications, Mental Health, Other, Psychological Science, Sociology, Sociology, Criminology and Criminal Justice

As the troubled celebrity, Kerry Katona, fronts an online bingo site, Liz is asked asked to comment on the healthiness of the

message this gives to other women with mental health problems.

Read Liz in London Evening Standard!

By: Liz Karter
Subjects: Anthropology - Soc Sci, Business, Management and Accounting, Economics, Finance, Business & Industry, Mental Health, Psychological Science

Liz is interviewed by Evening Standard about the rise in professional women seeking her help for gambling addiction - and the role of social gaming as a possible pathway to gambling addiction. 

Liz Karter interviewed by Vogue Magazine

By: Liz Karter
Subjects: Anthropology - Soc Sci, Communication Studies, Media and Cultural Studies, Media, Journalism and Communications, Mental Health, Psychological Science

Liz Karter was consulted by Vogue UK on the psychology of gambling in women. What makes gambling a fun recreational pursuit and what makes it a problem? Read quotes from Liz in the article 'Luck be a Lady' (pg171) December edition of Vogue - out now!

Two BBC Radio Interviews with Liz Karter

By: Liz Karter
Subjects: Anthropology - Soc Sci, Communication Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Mental Health, Psychological Science, Sociology, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Following the tragic story of a woman addicted to online gambling being imprisoned for murder, Liz Karterappeared as expert in women and gambling addiction on BBC Radio Gloucestershire and BBC Radio Suffolk.

To listen, please note that her interview begins at 1:42:00 in the Gloucestershire recording and at 14:00 in the Suffolk interview. Listen soon, as the interviews are only available online for a limited time.

Videos

Liz Karter TV Interview with ITV 'This Morning'

Published: Dec 16, 2013

Liz Karter is interviewed by ITV's 'This Morning' on the hot topic of the betting shops & Fixed Odds Betting Terminals