Beverley J Weston @ Mabadiliko
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I am a Integrative Intercultural Psychotherapist and Co Director of Mabadiliko.
Mabadiliko is a new low cost African Black Asian (ABA) Intercultural and Transcultural counselling and well-being service. Offering culture-centric talking therapies and well-being group workshops for the community, and intercultural training for professionals. Our approach is ethnically and culturally sensitive. We consider the impact of institutional racism, discrimination and stigma when supporting individuals to improve their spiritual, mental health and general well-being.
- To address the inequality in mental health service delivery
- To be an alternative to statutory mental health services
- To address the complexities and simultaneous discrimination faced by ABA people in the UK.
- Essential to our vision is to enhance the resilience of ABA people to better cope with the effects of discrimination and mental health problems.
- Improve the ethnic and cultural competences and capacity of the mental health workforce to improve ABA engagement and outcomes.
Our Services for the community:
- One-to-one ethnically and culturally sensitive talking therapy and healing for African Black Asian (ABA) people.
- Access to ABA Counsellors who speak a variety of languages.
- Psycho-educational well-being workshops and seminars.
Our Services for professionals:
- Culture-centric training to enhance cultural competence for health care professionals.
- CPD training programs for Counsellors and Psychotherapists with an Intercultural/Transcultural focus.
Our message to you:
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming; talking to someone in a non-judgemental confidential space can help to ease the load. We are passionate about supporting individuals better understand areas of their life that they are finding difficult to manage, by focusing on the 'person' not the 'problem'. We can provide a safe space for clients to express their thoughts and feelings freely and openly.
If you are feeling overwhelmed or depressed, experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety, or maybe you just want a safe space to talk; counselling psychotherapy can be a positive place to help resolve concerns that are preventing you from moving forward. Together we can uncover the root causes behind how you are feeling, connecting the pieces of your puzzle to help you feel whole.
About Talking therapy:
Psychotherapy is a talking therapy also called counselling. The words are often used interchangeably; the most important thing to remember is the process of healing that can take place from talking to a professional, trained to listen and help you holistically.
Counselling psychotherapy is a process of change that renews the mind. It helps to heal psychological pain and aid the process of emotional acceptance.
It also enables you to understand your emotions and behaviours, and adapt the way you think to support a process of change that can produce healthier thought patterns, behaviours and emotional well-being. Part of the aim is to develop a healthy level of self-esteem, which helps develop rational thought processes, productive coping strategies, and emotional acceptance.
More about what we do:
Psycho-education with Mabadiliko is in the format of experiential workshops for those that enjoy group interaction; some people might call this group therapy. The aim is to support individuals with the process of healing in a social environment and helps to reduce social anxiety and isolation.
We also deliver seminars as part of our Psycho-education program on a larger scale then the workshops. These seminars are aimed at Healthcare professionals as well as members that use our service.
When you make contact with us for counselling or to join our workshops, you will be invited to attend an initial consultation/assessment which aims to gather a brief overview of your problematic circumstances and concerns; we will decide together if Mabadiliko is the right service for you and the duration of sessions that may be required.
At Mabadiliko we offer short term Intercultural Psychotherapy (12-24 sessions) subject to regular reviews every 8 sessions. The duration of sessions are negotiable and a minimum of 8 sessions is encouraged to establish a positive therapeutic relationship. However therapy is offered on a non obligatory bases.
The approach to Counselling/Psychotherapy at Mabadiliko is Integrative Intercultural. This means we combine different therapeutic approaches and styles to tailor the therapy to individual needs, with an Intercultural analytical influence. Some of the approaches we integrate include:
African/Black Psychology; which takes into consideration your ethnic/cultural heritage, and experiences past and present in relation to your race, ancestry and spirituality. This is particularly useful when working on attachment and identity issues.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT); which aims to identify irrational or negative thoughts that may cause feelings of stress or persistent low mood. We help to modify your thinking patterns to achieve positive cognition's
Psychodynamic approaches; which analytically explore past experiences that may be manifesting in the present. We give insights to enable understanding and personal growth
Transactional Analysis (TA); which explores the way people communicate with each other. W help to identify ways to communicate more effectively when working through common relationship issues.
This list is not exhaustive, and the way We work is tailored to accommodate individual therapeutic needs throughout the different stages of the process.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Advanced Professional Diploma in Integrated Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Professional Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
Fees are offered on a sliding scale - Please contact email@example.com for more information
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Types of client