Leila Lawton (BABCP)

Therapist specialising in PTSD & racial trauma in minoritised communities


Leila Lawton will be delivering this course. Leila is a British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (BABCP) accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, based in Southwark Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service. With specialisms in Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and racial trauma within racially minoritised communities. Leila also chairs the South London and Maudsley (SLaM) Psychology and Psychotherapy Race Equity working group, is a member of the Patient and Carer Race Equality Framework (PCREF) Occupational competencies workstream and leads on the culture stream for the BABCP Equality and Culture Special Interest Group.

Additionally, Leila delivers training and lectures part time on culturally sensitive and adapted CBT; in promotion of increased access, improved experiences, and outcomes in mental health for all, with specific emphasis on racially minoritised communities, anti-oppressive and anti-racist psychotherapy within IAPT. Where challenges of navigating the social construction of whiteness are illustrated and explored in line with the social construction of race and implications for the black identity.