An important intersectional Issue for Black and Asian LGBTQA people

An important intersectional Issue for Black and Asian LGBTQA people

Dominic Davies, founder of Pink Therapy, and BAATN leadership team member Kris Black whist working on the UKCP’s Diversity, Equality and Social Responsibility Committee have been working hard on a Memorandum of Understanding that is not fully complete yet but...
Trump vs Hillary or Trump vs Obama?

Trump vs Hillary or Trump vs Obama?

“This whole effort from Trump is to erase Obama, that’s what’s really going on here. They are trying to erase him as an entity” Bonnie Greer I went to see ‘The Hotel Cerise’ a play written by Bonnie Greer, and afterwards attended a discussion of the themes...
Channel 4 News – Identity

Channel 4 News – Identity

Black people in the UK are more likely to be admitted to hospital for mental illness – they are also less likely to use mainstream services. Can connecting black therapists with black patients change that? Watch the video Help nurture Black and Asian psychological...
Is it because I am black?

Is it because I am black?

Written by Adriana Dorsett To cut a long story short, this Summer I found myself watching a film in a sweltering hot tent with about 5 dozen wet wipe washed campers; collectively emanating a whiff of Olympic intensity. I love festivals for that. The plot of the film...
Being Greater Than Our Suffering

Being Greater Than Our Suffering

Musings on Ben Okri and Jeremy Corbyn in conversation at the SouthBank – 15th July 2016 “The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering” Ben Okri I read...
White empathy vs Black empathy

White empathy vs Black empathy

I am a psychotherapist in the UK. What’s happening with black empathy in the wider social consciousness and in ordinary everyday life? Looking at the news media and going about my business as an individual, black empathy is seriously lacking. It might be there...
Within the Brexit Crucible

Within the Brexit Crucible

Days after Brexit… Didn’t have a good night sleep the night after the vote. All I could think about was the feelings left after the EU in/out campaign. My feelings, like many others, are many and complex but after a mediation what floated to the top was a...
Why strong black people do go to counselling

Why strong black people do go to counselling

On the 8th November 2012 an article entitled “why strong black people do go to counselling” was published in the Voice Newspaper. Read it here. Text version below: WHY STONG BLACK PEOPLE DO GO TO COUNSELLING “I don’t feel like chatting my...