Greetings, I am the Director of M.I.T and the 'Founding Mother' of the
African-Centred Intercultural Therapy (ACIT™) approach
I am an Intercultural Psycho-spiritual Psychotherapist; Therapeutic Coach; Clinical supervisor; Speaker, Trainer; BAATN Mentor.
My current roles here within the M.I.T team are:
Referral Assessor - I conduct the initial assessment / consultation, prepare case files and allocate clients to an appropriate therapist within the team.
Clinical Supervisor - I provide Intercultural supervision, which focuses on cultural identity, racial trauma and spirituality concepts that present within the therapeutic relationship. Exploration of transference experiences and aspects of life coaching are also integrated within the supervision for professional development.
Speaker - I produce and deliver bespoke talks and presentations on trauma informed mental ill health and intercultural perspectives.
Partnership Working - I am all about community and unity and am keen to hear from you to explore ways in which we might join forces. Please contact me to find out more.
"My motivation is your mission.. what's yours?"
I support the Director of M.I.T with the financial affairs. I also provide Art Therapy and Intercultural Psychotherapy.
My psychotherapy practise is underpinned by Psychodynamic and Humanistic (Gestalt and TA) approaches which are integrated with the use of the arts and creativity. I am able to adapt my delivery to maximize client engagement, even when it is not possible to use the arts.
I am passionate about providing therapeutic support for Black and Indigenous People of Colour (BIPOC), to enable them to engage in their own healing and self-exploration. I have a grounding and calm presence, have an authentic interest in people and an ability to build safe and containing therapeutic relationships. My approach is characterised by a deep desire to help others feel connected and worthy of love and belonging through the gift of art psychotherapy.
I have experience working with complex grief and trauma, childhood trauma, domestic abuse/violence, stress, major depression and addiction.
In person / face-to-face & online
I support with the delivery and production of well-being workshops for M.I.T, facilitate the racial wellness Zuri Therapy workshops for BLAM (Black Learning Achievement Mental health) and provide integrative intercultural
I work with a wholistic system to health which views the whole person as a being, made up of parts that ultimately requires unification in order for one to experience health, well-being and success.
I have a deepened understanding of psychological issues from an alternative medicines, African-centred psychology and cultivation of spirit perspective, and have extensive experience working with people presenting with various mental health issues and psychosomatic symptoms.
I have trained in integrative cognitive psychanalytical therapy, integrative addictions therapy, alternative medicine such as homeopathic medicine, herbology, nutrition, meditation, breath therapy, Taoism (transpersonal ideas), and energy cultivation - Medical Qi Gong (the Mother of all Martial Arts).
I have a special interest in neuroscience and trauma; the psychobiology of trauma; mental health and its impact on the endocrine and the nervous system.
Various days. Online only
I am an integrative intercultural psychotherapist with experience working with a diverse range of clients including persons from African, Asian, Caribbean and dual heritage backgrounds, who have been victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual abuse/violence, childhood trauma, and those who have struggled with PTSD.
My approach involves drawing upon more than one modality; by blending relevant theory and interventions, an approach is formed to suit the needs of the client. I explore and understand the client's world which is essential when working with culturally sensitive issues. It is important for clients to feel heard and understood whilst addressing racial-cultural issues such as oppression, microaggressions and racial profiling.
Various days. Online only
As an integrative counsellor, bereavement and loss specialist, I provide a space full of empathy and warmth to explore all parts of oneself to promote self-awareness and deeper understanding. I believe together we can develop emotional strength and resilience through the exploration of ourselves and the concerns of life. My bereavement experience includes working with complex grief including those bereaved due to suicide, Covid related deaths & miscarriage. I find that at the beginning of our work being present, empathetic, and non-directive as you tell your story allows us build a trusting environment.
I am very aware of the impact that racism, discrimination, and oppression has on an individual and future family generations, which plays a huge part in how we experience the world. I provide a safe space to explore racial and cultural concerns such as racialized trauma, discrimination, prejudicial attitudes and internalized racism.
I have also worked therapeutically with historical sexual abuse, C-PTSD, depression, anxiety & more. I provide a safe space to explore these concerns and facilitate sessions where clients are encouraged to feel, process and heal from the elements that come with these issues.
Various days. In person / face-to-face & Online
As an integrative counsellor I will draw upon a combination of modalities that is tailored to the clients’ unique needs, to bring about a practical approach to healing. I believe the most important thing about therapy is forming a therapeutic relationship through the building blocks of authenticity, honesty, confidentiality and respect; this allows for a safe collaboration and change is inevitable.
As a black woman who has experienced covert and overt racism, I believe it is important for me to create a space where my clients feel safe and understood, that they are listened to and the pain that they have experienced is acknowledged. Therefore, an understanding of the clients’ background and belief system are critical and respecting differences opinions values and nuances in culture.
I have experience working with issues such as depression, anxiety, domestic abuse, identity, and cultural issues, loss and bereavement, and significant childhood attachment issues impacting adult relationships.
Various days. Online only
To help meet the needs of the wider community and those less financially able to afford private therapy, your support and contributions are greatly appreciated. We are also fundraising for our new therapy centre and welcome your support.
Please visit our Go Fund Me fundraiser page. CLICK HERE for details.
Your generous donation is much appreciated.