Experienced Practitioner Gatherings – London

This is a Closed Practitioner Event

These gatherings are for qualified psychotherapists and counsellors who are of Black, African, South Asian and Caribbean heritage. These gatherings are also open to other therapists of colour who are affected by prejudice due to the colour of their skin and global white power. Students who have completed their course and are working towards registration are also invited.

The groups’ aims are to connect with other working therapists of colour, to gain support with developing ourselves as practitioners and to leave the group energised and inspired. The group is also looking for clinical practice issues.


Venue: Online via Zoom
Time: 10:30 – 13:00

The space is held by Kris Black

Dates: These gatherings are now monthly.

Saturday, 14 November 2020
Saturday, 12 December 2020
Saturday, 9 January 2021
Saturday, 13 February 2021
Saturday, 13 March 2021
Saturday, 10 April 2021
Saturday, 8 May 2021
Saturday, 12 June 2021
Saturday, 10 July 2021
Saturday, 14 August 2021
Saturday, 11 September 2021

Cost: This event is free to Directory, Practitioner and Student members who are working towards registration, £10 for Non-members. For Non-members booking reservations without payment will be held for 1 week before being offered to another person.

BookingPlease book by the day before the event on Friday 5pm latest. Any registrations after this time will not be accepted. Only the next two upcoming dates (per venue) will be open for registration at any one time. Please do not attend the gathering if you have not booked as the groups are often full. You can also book a place by email: connect@baatn.org.uk or download the booking form.

If an event is full email connect@baatn.org.uk to join a waiting list. The places will be offered on a first come first serve basis but if a place becomes available just before the event is due to take place, everyone on the waiting list will be contacted via email, with the first person to respond being offered the place.

To find out about the kinds of themes or topics under discussion, as well as projects that individual groups are in the process of undertaking at some of the other BAATN gatherings, please take a look here.


Comments from the group

BAATN gatherings offer therapists a professional family

Looking ahead, moving forward, it is possible to feel there’s no hope to this conundrum of the hate of racism and whether the colour of dark-skinned people will ever stop being something to be targeted, disliked and hated so much. We need to see it for the lie it is. Those that have been before have laid the foundation, and we are just carrying on in their footstep. Change must come, for the sake of the next generation” Abi CA

“Great idea for online gathering; really easy to access, just as good as face to face and still able to connect with others with  good takeaways from the gathering”