There is great sensitivity about addressing black issues in therapeutic relationships and the training and supervision of counsellors. Counsellor training programmes and provision in mainstream institutions has been lacking in direction and theory on how to process these issues. This has meant that qualified counsellors as well as trainees have not been facilitated to voice their experience of black issues.
Published in the AUCC journal – summer 2004. Copyright jointly owned by BACP and Isha McKenzie-Mavinga.