Black Lives Matter
The Guild of Psychotherapists stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and we condemn and abhor the violent racist murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many others, by the US police. Rashan Charles and Edson Da Costa as well as others have died here in the UK after being violently restrained by police.
The Guild of Psychotherapists recognise that systemic and institutionalised racism are historic and also current in UK society, and that for this to change we each need to take responsibility for speaking out and challenging racism as individuals. We also need to do this as an organisation. Furthermore we recognise that there is a need to directly challenge and confront racism in our own management structures and processes, our clinic, our trainings and all our policies and procedures.
We know that we need to dig deep in order to do this, and that it will take time to work out everything that we need to do. We want to use a psychoanalytic understanding of racism and its impact on individuals and communities to identify and eradicate the barriers that are faced by black people as therapists and as clients.
We hope that through conversation with our own Race and Culture Group we will as an organisation and as individuals, be able to follow through and make real, lasting changes. The Guild of Psychotherapists stands with UKCP in their position on racial injustice. https://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/blog/ukcp-statement-racial-injustice/
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The Clinic of the Guild of Psychotherapists COVID-19 Service Update
We are open. The Clinic is operating remotely and continues to offer talking therapy sessions over the phone or via video call to people across the South London boroughs of Lewisham, Southwark, and Lambeth. (read more...)
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We are open. The Clinic is operating remotely and continues to offer talking therapy sessions over the phone or via video call to people across the South London boroughs of Lewisham, Southwark, and Lambeth. Please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org to assist with the processing of any enquiries concerning reduced fee psychotherapy sessions. …read full post
As the impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to unfold, the Guild of Psychotherapists is unable to conduct clinic assessments or offer face-to-face psychotherapy sessions at the moment. We hope to resume normal functioning of our clinics, trainings and other Guild provision as soon as possible. We ask you to please contact... …read full post