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Vedia Maharaj

Vedia Maharaj

Facilitator, Trainer
Vedia Maharaj is a clinical supervisor, trainer and  psychotherapist. Her theoretical approach is person centred with particular interests in complex trauma, complex loss and displacement. She adopts thinking beyond European concepts of resilience and healing. Vedia is a trainer on a range of topics that relate to the intersection of human rights, inequality, diversity and psychotherapy. She has established a trainee placement service in a secondary school, is a counselling service manager within an asian women’s refuge and a therapist to North Korean young people. She has previously also worked with adult and child refugees. She is a researcher of Indian Indenture histories and has co-led workshops on this topic. As a member of The Black African and Asian Therapy Network she facilitates support spaces for their membership and organises training events on South Asian Diaspora histories. Vedia is also committed to empathetically  supporting white therapists in their growth processes and reflections that include the political context they and their clients live within. Vedia is a contributing author to ‘Black Identities and White Therapies’ edited by Colin Lago and Divine Charura. She is a co-curator and contributor to the publication ‘Kuli Dhal Puri – Creative Responses to the Archives from the Indian Indentured Diaspora in Britain’

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