Stephen Abdullah Maynard
Stephen Abdullah Maynard has been a counsellor for almost 40 years, working in mental health, drugs counselling, HIV and private practice. In 1990, with Sabnum Dharamsi and the support of The Inner City Centre and The Lincoln Clinic, he set up the Certificate in Counselling in the Context of Racism, one of the first transcultural counselling certificate programmes in the UK. Together with Sabnum Dharamsi in 1996, he developed the therapeutic model Islamic counselling. In 2008, he wrote the Department of Health Muslim Mental Health Scoping Report and, in 2010, founded The Lateef Project, an Islamic counselling service working in Birmingham and London. He has written on Islamic Counselling and Muslim Mental Health, including on the evidence of its efficacy.