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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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Neelam Zahid is a BACP accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist, trained in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, and has been practising as a therapist since 2004. As well as offering individual therapy, Neelam has run Mindfulness, Relaxation and anxiety groups.

Neelam has specialist training in Counselling Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse, Bereavement Counselling, Online Counselling, Mindfulness, Phobia and Trauma Treatment (The Rewind Technique), and Group work. Neelam has delivered a number of Cultural Awareness Workshops for trained professionals at the AUCC and BACP conferences, as well as for trainees in various educational institutes.

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Deborah Wearn  is a UKCP regesistered Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor and is in private practise in East London. Deborah has written this insightful post on her Private Practise journey

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Simon Marks is an MA qualified, HCPC registered Dramatherapist, Drug and Alcohol Counsellor and LGBTQ+ group facilitator. He specialises in LGBTQ+ mental and sexual health, addiction and recovery. His work centres towards healing and re-parenting the inner-child, and recovering the authentic self. On Saturday 11th November Simon will be bringing his CPD on Understanding Addiction: Dramatherapy & Recovery - “The Hero’s Journey” to Wimbledon Guild Counselling training. 

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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