This unit is a part of the BeeLeaf Clinical Essentials series which specifically cover key topics and issues that are necessary for safe, effective and ethical practice with members of the public.

The professional Psychotherapy practitioner is obliged to develop an understanding of legal and ethical imperatives regarding issues of difference around race, culture, faith, sexuality, gender, gender identity, body type, relationship style, family configurations and age.

This course, however, provides you so much more than mere compliance with practice codes. It will offer a creative and safe space to explore how issues of power and belonging impact the therapeutic relationship at the deepest levels.

The fact that it was virtual [by Zoom due to Coronavirus pandemic] did not detract from this amazing learning experience which exceeded my already high expectations of the design and delivery of this course.

The flow, build and practical activity helped me process the vast amount of information that was covered.

I actually experienced an ontological shift on many levels and was left absolutely buzzing both mentally and physically. I am still processing my learning and imagine will be for a long time together with a sense of excitement, nervousness and responsibility not only as a Psychotherapist but also as a human being. I can’t thank Pam and Cynthia enough. As I write this I am feeling emotional as I reflect on such a transformational experience.       Gilly Rutherford

Diversity & Inclusion 2020 (includes details of pathway to UKCP Accreditation)

Where, when, how much?


Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic this training will take place live using Zoom.


2 full days 27th and 28th June 2020 plus recorded webinars and activities you will need to engage with beforehand

Booking Deadline 20th June 2020 Subject to Availability of Places


Standard Fee £470
BeeLeaf Member Rate £420

Submission of an application form and /or payment does not constitute a booking. Bookings are not confirmed until we send you a confirmation of booking / enrolment.


By Rail
Nearest Tube/Underground: Mile End (5 minutes walk) served by Hammersmith and City, District  and Central lines.

DLR Bow Road (10 minutes walk).

Train (few stops by underground or bus) Stratford International, Kings Cross St. Pancras, Euston, Paddington, Victoria.

By Bus
25, 205, 277, 323, 339, 425, D6, D7

Free parking in surrounding streets on weekends.

By Air
London City, Luton, Stanstead, Gatwick, Heathrow.

Transport for London publish interactive maps showing Underground, Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and bus information. (open in new tab).

What’s Included

Pre-Study – Approximately 12 hours

Training Workbook

Readings, Reflective Exercises and Videos to prepare you to get the most from classroom time

Group Training  – 2 Days (One Weekend)

Certificate of Attendance of 24 hours of training/CPD

Payment Methods

We accept payment by Paypal, MasterCard, Visa (debit and credit cards) all through Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account to use this service.


All cancellations must be made in writing by sending an email to or by writing to:

The Administrator
BeeLeaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy
34 Grove Road
E3 5AX

If you cancel within 14 days of your booking being confirmed a refund will be given minus the cost of any course materials in any format already provided to you. No refund will be given if you cancel more than 14 days after a booking has been confirmed.

In the unlikely event of BeeLeaf cancelling this training, you will be given a full refund and BeeLeaf and it’s Contractors will not be held responsible for any indirect or consequential loss you may experience. BeeLeaf reserve the right to make changes to this training event and it’s Personnel at any time.

BeeLeaf reserve the right to remove a delegate from the course at any time if it is evident that the course is unsuitable for that delegate. Under these circumstances a full refund of the course fee will be given.

Teaching & Learning

Opening perception to the dynamics of difference and inequality is a life-changing journey. This challenging exploration can breathe new life into your relationships with clients, colleagues and with yourself. What can begin as a deep challenge will swiftly develop into a liberation, freeing up your understanding, confidence and effectiveness as a professional and broadening the scope of clients you can effectively serve.

  • Conscious and unconscious systems of Privilege, Inequality and Disadvantage
  • Impacts of Exclusion Trauma and Minority Stress on Mental Health
  • How these dynamics and differentials play out in the therapeutic relationship
  • Recognising Unconscious Bias in ourselves and others
  • Specific clinical issues arising from difference, marginalisation and oppression
  • Core concepts and guidelines for respectful, creative, co-created alliance across socially and politically impacting differences
  • How to include and engage in the therapeutic alliance with experiences of marginalisation
  • Strengths and Limits of Cultural Competency and Cultural Humility Models
  • Preparing for the real-life challenges of ethical practice in a diverse world

Teaching & Learning

  • Series of webinars and activities followed up with 2-days of live interactive learning using Zoom, set at high challenge level within a friendly, safe and supportive environment.
  • The training involves exercises in pairs & small groups, live practical demonstrations & theoretical input.
  • Group size is limited to 10 participants to ensure maximum support for Trainees.
  • Information rich colourful workbook published by BeeLeaf and additional digital resources are included in the course fee.
  • Trainers: Pamela Gawler-Wright, Cynthia Mitchell

There is no formal assessment however participants will be expected to watch a series of recorded webinars and video clips PLUS engage in short self-guided activities. Attendance of this unit of training including pre-study provides a total of 24 training hours towards our UKCP pathway for Accreditation as an adult Psychotherapist.

90% attendence of the course is required for a certificate of attendance.

Entry Requirements

This short course is open to practitioners and trainees in psychotherapy, counselling and coaching and is an integral unit of the BeeLeaf Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy.

Please read Enrolment Policy

Apply for this course

Apply (£420.00) Diversity & Inclusion (BeeLeaf Member Fee)

Apply (£470.00) Diversity & Inclusion (Standard Fee)

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