PhD in Psychology, Psychotherapy Sept 2017 – Jan 2025, Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, Bsc Degree Psychology with Criminology - Awarded 2:1, Level 3 Diploma - Access to Social Science and Humanities
Mary is an Integrative Psychological Therapist, with a special interest in spirituality, identity and transcultural approaches to mental health and the impact of trauma. She is currently pursuing her PhD alongside working in private clinical practice, exploring Black British men’s perception of therapy. Mary is passionate about adequate psychological services for the Black community in London and promoting therapy to those that would benefit from engaging the most.
Mary’s professional background is within the private, public, and voluntary sector, working with individuals presenting with multiple emotional and mental difficulties. Mary specialises in one-off therapy sessions, interpersonal relational difficulties, particularly romantic relationships, and multicultural and ethnic minority.
Mary is a board member of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) local UK chapter with a particular hope to promote and encourage Black British students to pursue higher education and encourage therapists/counsellors to become research practitioners, researching phenomenon within their communities.
12:00 PM – 13:00 PM | A Rare Perspective: Black British Men’s Perceptions of Therapy: An Afrocentric Constructivist Grounded Theory Study
"Thank you so much for putting this day on; As a black male therapist I feel so uplifted!"
"Great conference and well worth the time investment. Thank you all involved in making this happen"
"A breath of fresh air to listen to other Black women speak so openly about their experience. It resonated on so many levels and there was strength in that shared experience"
"I feel so uplifted and moved by this conference. Absolutely fabulous to see black therapists in conversation. Thank you"
"Finding my own voice has taken time and being in the presence of such empowering role models, has and will have a positive impact on my personal growth"
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