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We’ve put together a directory of black therapists because we know how important it can be to talk to someone who looks like us, who understands our lived experiences, our culture, our history and our faith.  All details for contacting the therapists are listed in the directory below.

Angela Barrows Black Therapist

Angela Barrows

I’m a qualified and accredited therapist practicing since 2005, working in private practice since 2007. I work with young people, adults and couples. 
Training / qualification:
  • Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) in Gestalt Psychotherapy
Issues worked with includes:
Anxiety, depression, abuse (emotional, sexual, physical) rape, self esteem, bullying, gender identity, OCD, self harm, suicidal ideation, PTSD, trauma, addiction (alcohol, drugs, sex, smoking).
Member of:
  • British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • National Counselling Society (NCS)
  • Black African and Asian Therapist Network (BAATN)
Phone Number: 07580 315 777
Address: SYAC Business Centre, 120 Wicker
Sheffield S3 8JD  
I work with clients face to face, online and via phone. I have experience of working with refugees and asylum seekers with interpreters.

If you would like more help with finding someone to speak to please email us at info@adira.org.uk.

Candy Bokungu

I’m a qualified integrative therapist practising since 2018. I work with young people and adults.

I like to create a calm and non-judgmental environment where you are guided to explore freely. You are listened to and helped to have insight into your thoughts and feelings.

Before embarking on a career in counselling, I worked in the fashion industry in Milan. I understand what it feels like to be under pressure in an intensively demanding and challenging environment.

I believe that changing your perspective often enables a passion for life to return and, with it goals accomplished, and aspirations realised.


  • Registered MBACP
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 4 Certificate in Children Counselling
  • Counsellor at ALRA’s (Academy of Live & Recorded Arts) students and staff
  • NHS Counselling Service

Area of counselling:

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Communication Issues
  • Creativity
  • Cultural Identity
  • Depression
  • Identity
  • Isolation & Loneliness
  • Meaning of Life
  • Personal Development
  • Personal Growth
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Suicidal Thoughts

Therapy Offered:

  • Integrative Therapy
  • Person-Centred Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Brief Therapy


  • British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Black African and Asian Therapist Network (BAATN)

Phone Number: 07482649549

Email: info@essentialcounselling.co.uk

Address: 76A Battersea Rise, SW11 1EH

Other Info: I offer online and telephone sessions.

Charlotte Gutu Black Therapist

Charlotte Gutu

Hey! I’m Charlotte. I’m a therapist with an interest in helping people in their 20’s and 30’s live with more authenticity, compassion and meaning. 

Being human is hard and life today comes with it’s own set of challenges. A lot of us feel burned out, overwhelmed, not good enough or are desperately lonely. 

I work with people who want to heal and find a way to move forward in their lives with more ease and understanding.

Therapy with me is non judgemental, compassionate and dynamic. It’s a space where we can take a look at the difficult stuff together and where i’ll support you in growing towards where you want to go – drawing on a range of therapeutic approaches and practices to help you get there.

Training, Qualifications and experience:

  • Registered MBACP, PGDip Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Counsellor working with stroke survivors, carers and family, the Stroke Association
  • Volunteer Counsellor at the Mental Health Independent Support Team, Bolton
  • MSc/PgDip in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Merit)
  • Level 4 Certificate Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 Certificate Counselling Concepts
  • Suicide prevention and awareness
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Psychological support for stroke survivors
  • CBT

Therapies offered:

Humanistic, Person Centred, Integrative, CBT, Existential, Psychodynamic

Areas of counselling: 

Anxiety, Depression, Low self-esteem, Relationship difficulties, Identity issues, Self- criticism, Life transitions, Low mood, Stress and burnout, Grief and loss, Abortion, Anger management, Bullying, Eating disorders, Redundancy, Self-harm, Sexuality, Suicidal thoughts, Abuse, Carer support, Disabilities, Family issues, Low self-esteem, Relationship problems, Sex problems, Stress, Work-related stress, Affairs and betrayals, Bereavement, Child related issues, Discrimination, Loneliness, Passive aggressive behaviour, Separation and divorce, Spirituality, Trauma

Member organisations :

  • BACP

Email: Charlotte@fiftyminutes.co.uk

Phone number: 07849658485

Address: Sheffield Wellness Centre, 635a Abbeydale Road, S71TB

Other Info: Online video counselling and phone counselling sessions offered.

I charge £45 per session. 

David Campbell

David Campbell

My name is David Campbell and I have been a trained as a Counsellor for over 30 years. I initially trained as a Person Centred Counsellor at Avery Hill Teachers college, however I did not start to formally practice counselling until 15 years ago. 
I started my working life as a Youth Worker in London then later moved to Sheffield as a senior manager with Sheffield Youth Service. A few years before leaving the youth service I started to re-engage with counselling by volunteering to work for the Interchange Counselling Service. I later moved onto work for the Elementary Society (youth work Project) and SAYIT a young people’s focused project working with LGBTQ community. 
As someone who has come from a youth work background my particular interest is working with young people. I describe my approach to counselling as non Eurocentric. I work with pictures, music and role play where appropriate. My approach does not  follow convention nor is it traditional to counselling, however it is solidly framed within the ethical framework of a person centred model of counselling. 
In recent years I have been concerned by the lack of opportunities and take up by the Black and Asian community in engaging with counselling. I and keen to work at redressing this imbalance and demonstrate the positive impact that counselling can have.
I have also worked with families and adults as part of my private practice. 
I have a keen interest in sport which includes, cycling, running, triathlon, Ironman and Taekwondo.  I also like to read and have a keen interest in politics.
In summary, counselling should be flexible, open, creative, and model itself on the needs of each individual client. Not “one shoe fits all”.  It should should be a place to explore ones experiences/thoughts and develop the “tools” to form an integral part of the clients journey. 
We should all learn to laugh through the tears.

Training, qualifications, and experience: Phd, Masters in Pastoral Studies,  Diploma in Counselling, Cert Ed.

Therapies offered: 

Pictures, music, role play, person centred.

Areas of counselling: 

  • Person Centred Counselling
  • Solution Focused Counselling 

Generic counselling offered, but areas of focus are: 

  • Alcohol/Drugs
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Behavioural/Mood 
  • Changes/Depression
  • Eating Concerns/Disorders
  • Self Esteem/Body Image
  • Grief/Loss
  • Gender Identity 
  • Relationship Conflicts
  • Sexual Identity Concerns
  • Suicidal
  • Issues of Racism/Sexism
  • Discrimination

Member organisations: 

  • British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Email:  drcampbell666@gmail.com

Phone number: 07990585849

Address: 79a Hollybank Drive, Sheffield S12 2BS

Other info/brief working history:

  • Islington Youth Service
  • (Highbury Roundhouse)
  • Camden Youth Service 
  • Kentish Town Detached Youth 
  • Work Project
  • Sheffield Education Department 
  • Youth Service-Senior Worker
  • European Commission 
  • International Trainer-Europe
Delroy Hall Black Therapist

Delroy Hall

I am a counsellor with thirty years experience gained from the NHS, Higher Education, charities and private practice.

I have been told I enable people to relax so they can talk about important matters of the heart.

I offer talking therapy, however, I also use writing as a means of helping people deal with unpleasant emotions.

In some cases, therapy can initially be hard work, but I remain amazed how providing a safe space for someone to talk, and be listened to, can have a significant effect on helping recovery while looking to the future with hope and confidence.

Training, qualifications, and experience: Phd, Masters in Pastoral Studies,  Diploma in Counselling, Cert Ed.

Therapies offered: 

Psychodynamic, solution focussed, therapeutic writing

Areas of counselling: 

Generic counselling offered, but areas of focus are: Depression and Anxiety, Developing self love, racial identity, Clergy stress.

Member organisations: Registered with  BACP – Working towards Accreditation.

Email: delroyhall51@gmail.com

Phone number: 07712864949

Address: Alpha House, 10 Carver Street, Sheffield, S1 4FS

Other info: Other than face to face counselling, telephone or Skype counselling are possible.

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Mike Lawrence Black Therapist

Mike Lawrence

Delivering much more than your typical wellbeing practitioner, Mike Lawrence’s knowledge, experience and achievements have not only brought him national and international acclaim, but a constant stream of private and corporate clients.

Mike began his career in the leisure and hospitality sector, improving the wellbeing of thousands of Butlins’ holidaymakers through positive engagement, reassurance and mindfulness. Treated hundreds of clients from the UK and abroad who suffered from a range of multi-skeletal conditions.

Hand-picked as one of the top three clinics in Sheffield. Chosen as a winner in the 2019 Alternative Medicine and Holistic Health Awards hosted by GHP-News.

Training, qualifications, and experience:

  • DMS PGDip Management Studies
  • Reiki Master
  • Life Coach
  • Hypnotherapy Registered Practitioner
  • Tui Na Chinese Massage
  • Primary Certificate Stress Management 

Therapies offered: 

  • Life Coaching
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Tui Na Chinese Massage
  • Reiki
  • Integrative Therapy 

Areas of counselling: 

  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mental Health
  • Neurodiversity
  • Anger Management
  • Musculoskeletal  conditions
  • Divorce
  • Pain Management
  • Health & Wellbeing

Member organisations: 

  • Independent Professional therapist Association
  • Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce
  • Central Register of Stop Smoking Therapists
  • Reiki and Seichem Association

Email: enquries@mikelawrence.co.uk

Phone number: 0114 327 2683

Website: www.mikelawrence.co.uk

Address: Redlands Business Centre 3-5 Tapton House Road Sheffield S10 5BY

If you would like join our Black Therapist Directory please contact us at info@adira.org.uk.

Natalie-Claire Luwisha

I’m a life coach for women. I empower women to create the life they want. Through coaching I help women to gain the clarity, confidence and courage to change their lives. 

My background is in engineering and I bring that experience of structure to my coaching – helping women organise their lives, manage their time and achieve their goals.

After a life changing year, I discovered personal development. This helped me survive the crisis in my life and then led on to me starting my own business as a coach. I help women gain the confidence to be happy and successful.

Training, qualifications, and experience:

  • Life and Performance Coaching – NLP Training and Coaching Academy
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Engineering

Therapies offered: 

  • Life Coaching

Areas of counselling:

  • Time Management
  • Goal Setting
  • Confidence

Member organisations:

  • Toastmasters International (Public speaking)  

Email: coachnc@outlook.com

Address: All sessions are currently Online

 Other info: 

  • Online and telephone sessions 
  • Face to face sessions can be arranged 

If you would like more help with finding someone to speak to please email us at info@adira.org.uk.

Sheila Mudadi-Billings

I offer 1 to 1 and group work counselling from a fundamentally humanistic perspective (person centred) although I work integratively.


  • Diploma in Counselling – Sheffield University 2001
  • Post graduate Cert and Diploma in Supervision – Temenos Sheffield 2004 and 2008
  • Diploma in Human Givens Approach – The Human Givens Institute 2008
  • Counselling for Depression Certificate – York University 2015


  • BACP: MBACP (Snr. Accred)

Areas of counselling:

  • Specialise in trauma work including rape
  • Childhood sexual abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Victims of torture and trafficking (Asylum Seekers and Refugees)

Phone number: 07800 816 288

Email address: smb_bwn@hotmail.com 

Address: Sunganaka House, Church Meadows, Dinnington, S25 2QH

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