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An interview with Charles Brown

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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

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.


Why did you become a therapist?

In my early twenties I became involved in the local community. I worked with youth offenders, addicts and sex workers. This led to me to begin training as a psychodynamic counsellor and later as an addictions therapist. I subsequently trained as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist.

 

What steps educationally did you take to arrive at where you are today professionally?

I studied at the University of North London and Kings College, London before training at The Guild of Psychotherapists.                  

 

You are the founder of BeMe therapy, a psychological service provider for black and ethnic minorities in South London, what prompted you to set up this service?

Waiting lists for psychological therapy in statutory services and the charity sector are often long and the treatment offered often short. Usually 6 sessions of CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) or time limited psychodynamic therapy, which are often viewed with suspicion or prove insufficient or inadequate. Due to the lack of psychoanalytic orientated treatment provision for black and minority ethnic people BeMetherapy was formed to fill this gap. Our aim is to empower individuals, families and communities to address marginalisation, inequality and isolation.

What do you hope participants will be able to learn from your CPD with us on Sat 20th October 2018?

  • gain understanding about working with race and how issues may present in clinical practice
  • reflect on relationship dynamics that impact on family and community wellbeing
  • identify issues that create disharmony in the family and community
  • transcend barriers that stop us from connecting with each other across cultures
  • explore and reflect on the experiences of clients as well as facilitate the race conversation in therapy.

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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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