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Maxine Aston is a BACP accredited counsellor and has an MSc in Health Psychology. Maxine is also qualified as a supervisor and a teacher in Adult Education. Maxine runs her own Counselling Centre where she specialises in working with individuals, couples and families affected by Asperger syndrome, she has specialised in this area since 1998. Maxine is one of the few professionals working with adults in relationships and also able to offer assessments for those seeking to discover if they are on the Spectrum.

Maxine  will be delivering her CPD workshop with Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training : Asperger Syndrome: Working With Individuals and Couples on Saturday Sat 3 November

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Karen Carberry, MSc, Dip.Psych is an international trainer, highly specialist family therapist, and author with over 18 years experience in clinical practice and consultation.

Karen trained at the Institute of Family Therapy, has diplomas in Psychology; Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy; and an MSc in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy and currently studying for the Professional Doctorate in Systemic Practice. Karen is also a Fellow of the Applied Centre of Emotional Literacy Leadership and Research (ACELLR).  Karen is co-author of ‘Black Community Mental Health: International Perspectives, Emerging Trends and Practice ‘(in press). 

Karen has worked as a family counsellor within the Black and Multi-racial Families Project at the Post Adoption Centre, and has served as an Independent Panel Member for the Adoption and Permanency Panel for Sutton Council.    Rather than a one size fits all approach, Karen and her clients enjoy working collaboratively to find solutions to difficulties, and she brings a wealth of experience across the family lifespan.  All families have a desire for a happy and contented family life, and although there are many hurdles and paths to navigate for adoptive families, Black, Multi-racial and Trans-racially adoptive families are no exception in their bi-cultural quest.  Areas to be covered within this talk will include the adoption triangle; the idealised child exercise; attachment cycle; adaptive grieving; working with the adoptive and cultural/racial identity and the journey of hope.

This strategy of hope has been used in her work as a family therapist in an inpatient Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service; as an Associate Partner in SLACCS, an Adoption Support Agency; Manager of Family Centres and a Child Contact Centre; and also a school counsellor.  Karen currently works professionally as a Family Therapist in a private adult inpatient Eating Disorders Unit, as a Consultant for the Wimbledon Guild Family Therapy Service, and in private practice.

Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training caught up with Karen ahead of her presentation on the 3rd Feb 2018 Wimbledon Guild Attachment Conference, Adoption and Attachment.

 

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Charles Brown is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. He trained at The Guild of Psychotherapists, London. He is a specialist addictions therapist and an experienced group facilitator. Charles works across the public and voluntary sector where he supervises individuals, groups and teams. Charles is also a training therapist and lecturer. In 2013 he founded BeMe Therapy, a counselling service for black and minority ethnic people living in South London where he also has a private practice. 

Charles will deliver his half day CPD 

Race & Class: Implications, Meanings and their relevance to the Clinical setting - A view from the Bridge on Saturday 20th October 2018 10:00 – 13:00

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Sarah Benamer is a UKCP registered Relational Attachment Based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and supervisor who works with individuals and couples. She has a particular interest in the many roles of the body in our emotional and relational worlds. Sarah originally trained as a psychotherapist at The Bowlby Centre and has subsequently undertaken a COSRT psychosexual and couples therapy training.

Sarah will be delivering her CPD workshop with Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training : TOWARDS A SHARED LANGUAGE OF PAIN: Exploring the body, chronic pain and illness in the consulting room on Saturday 6th October 2018

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 Maya Campbell is a qualified mindfulness teacher (MBSR/MBCT/MSC), psychologist (MSc) and research scientist (PhD), with a particular interest in compassion-based approaches. She has completed mindfulness trainings at Bangor University, Oxford Mindfulness Centre and UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness and currently works in London delivering mindfulness based courses in a mental health setting and to the general public and has a private practice. She is a consultant on the Heartfulness Project at the Mindfulness Centre of Excellence and has written papers on the use of mindfulness in her recovery from a cardiac arrest in 2009, living with a serious illness and on teaching mindfulness and compassion to other people.

 

May will deliver training at Wimbledon Guild on : Mindful Self-Compassion for Therapists

 Saturday 14th July 2018

 

About Us

Since 1907, The Wimbledon Guild has provided a range of services to support local people of all ages.

Today our wide-ranging services are available at little or no cost to people who live or work in Merton. We are currently providing more services to more people than at any other time in our history. Many local people experiencing financial, material and emotional hardship are unable to get the support they need anywhere else.

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