Therapist Challenging Racism and Opression: The Unheard Voices Workshop with Neelam Zahid & Rachel Jane Cooke

Much of psychotherapy’s foundations were built upon and have reflected the structural oppressions of the...

Last updated 3 May 2024

Much of psychotherapy’s foundations were built upon and have reflected the structural oppressions of the wider world, and the field of therapy continues to perpetuate white privilege and racism.

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Therapist Challenging Racism and Opression: The Unheard Voices Workshop with Neelam Zahid & Rachel Jane Cooke

Presenter

Neelam Zahid

Neelam Zahid is an Integrative Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor accredited by the BACP and have worked as a therapist since 2003. She previously worked within higher education for over a decade and currently has her own private practice. She is also the Deputy Course Leader for the Foundation year at the Minster Centre and teaches on the Introduction to Counselling Skills Course. In addition to this, she’s currently a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Westminster teaching on the B.Sc. Psychology and Counselling and Introduction to Counselling Skills Course. Her areas of interest are Intersectionality, Difference, and Diversity and has contributed to the following publications:

Therapists Challenging Racism and Oppression: the unheard voices (2023, eds Neelam Zahid and Rachel Jane Cooke).
The Handbook of Transcultural Counselling and Psychotherapy (2001, eds Colin Lago).
Black Identities + White Therapies: Race, Respect + Diversity (2021, eds Colin Lago and Divine Charura).

Rachel Cooke

Rachel Jane Cooke (she/they), MA, is a queer, integrative psychotherapist, supervisor and educator from Ireland, in practice since 2009. She is based in London, runs an online therapy platform (p-therapy.com), consults to charities and social enterprises, and has a weekly radio segment where she often discusses identity, privilege and oppression. She regularly speaks on podcasts and hosts talks and workshops for the public, for therapists and for organisations on topics such as intersectionality, trauma, attachment, health and wellness under neoliberalism, embodiment, feminist therapy and Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity (GSRD). Rachel is passionate about training therapists committed to social justice, particularly through embodied and relational practice.