Provided by Dr Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga
Isha originally trained as a psychodynamic therapist at the Westminister Pastorial Foundation. She has 33 years experience as a therapist and in counsellor training and she has contributed to psychodynamic, person centered and integrative counselling courses. She is a fellow of The Higher Education Academy. She set up therapy services for the African Caribbean Mental Health Association in the early 90’s and developed therapeutic group work at Women’s Trust, with women impacted by domestic violence.She has also worked as a student counsellor. Isha is also a Reiki Master using the Usui system of natural healing.
Isha's Doctoral study Title: A study of Black Issues in Counsellor training 2005 is located at Metanoia Institute, Middlesex University and The British Library.
She has published several papers from her Doctoral study on the process of understanding ‘black issues’ in counsellor training and practice. She has also co-authored an autobiography and contributed to several journals and anthologies.
Her books ‘Black Issues In The Therapeutic Process’ Palgrave Macmillan Publishers.www.palgrave.com published in 2009
and 'The Challenge of Racism in Therapeutic Practice' published in 2016 www.palgrave.com
She is semi-retired and resides both in Tobago and the UK.
Workshops about the theme of black Issues, racism and concepts from Isha's book usually take place from May to September in the UK
Contact: 001868 777 5909 September -May or UK +447805190112 June -September