Anthea is a BACP and UKCP registered integrative arts psychotherapist, group analyst and supervisor, with a special interest in working with racial trauma in the body. She has worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults, families, couples and groups for more than 15 years, in schools, community projects and the NHS. She also facilitates self-reflective groups and team supervision. She writes our cover feature, ‘On the shoulders of giants’.
Eugene is a writer, psychotherapist and public speaker on issues of race, difference and intersectionality. He is also the founder and director of the Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN). His book, The Race Conversation: an essential guide to creating life-changing dialogue, is published by Confer. In our ‘Big conversation’ feature this month, Eugene talks with fellow author Guilaine Kinouani about healing from racial trauma.
Dr Dwight Turner
Dwight is course leader in humanistic psychotherapy at the University of Brighton, an activist, writer, and psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice. His book Intersections of Privilege and Otherness in Counselling and Psychotherapy is published by Routledge. He can be contacted via www.dwightturnercounselling.co.uk or on Twitter at @dturner300. Dwight writes our ‘Opinion’ article, ‘Why we still need Black History Month’.
Christa is a psychotherapist and author and a member of the Therapy Today Editorial Advisory Board. Her current PhD research combines autoethnography, attachment and trauma theories. She has been in private practice for more than 20 years and was awarded a Winston Churchill Research Fellowship in recognition of her innovative teen parenting and family development psychosocial educational projects. Christa contributed to the ‘Big issue’ article, ‘Putting race on the training agenda’, by sharing her experiences and insights into what needs to change to make counselling multicultural.
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Helen is a BACP accredited psychotherapist working in private practice, and currently undertaking PhD research in community trauma at the University of Chester. She is also the founding director of Community Trauma Conference UK, a not-for-profit conference focusing specifically on trauma and healing within black, Asian and minoritised communities, which launches on 30 October with ‘Racial Trauma: The Path to Healing’ (www.communitytraumaconf.com). Helen inspired the very first Therapy Today Black History Month issue in 2018 with an email asking why there wasn’t one and she has played an active part in shaping each issue since then.
Sekinat is a Trustee on the BACP Board of Governors, which she joined in November 2020, and an integrative counsellor specialising in working with couples and issues of domestic violence. She is currently working on a new initiative that focuses on emotional outcomes for children in low-income families using a mentalization-based treatment (MBT) model.