The murder of George Floyd in the Spring of 2020 and the movement of Black Lives Matter has become a genuine force for change and has been the impetus and rallying call for the end of systemic institutionalised racism. This movement sharpens the focus on the experiences of black British born males training as counsellors and psychotherapist within the context of an unquestioned and long-established white linage (Lopez,2005; McKenzie, 2020).

I am conducting this study at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling as part of a Doctorate in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling by Professional Studies, awarded by Middlesex University.

Aim of study:

  1. To explore, describe and understand the experiences of black British born males have in navigating counselling and psychotherapy training in the UK
  2. To inform training and educational institutions, thereby acting as a catalyst to move toward systemic change in their construction and delivery

Do you:

  • Identify as being black British and born in the UK (an ancestor of black Africans enslaved by Europeans)
  • Completed your counselling or psychotherapy training no less than two years ago in the UK
  • Completed your counselling or psychotherapy no more than 10 years ago in the UK
  • Currently working as a counsellor or psychotherapist

The duration of interviews will be 60 to 90 minutes long, via Zoom. Participation in this study is entirely voluntary.

As a means of compensating, you for your time, you will be paid £25 subsidised by the researcher.

If you like to participate or know anyone who fits the criteria, I would like to hear from you.
For more information, please feel free to contact me on: T: 07939117531 or E: dm873@live.mdx.ac.uk

Many thanks

Derek.