AKIMA THOMAS

Dr Akima Thomas is a Black feminist activist and comes from a background in nursing, social work and psychotherapy. Founder and Clinical Director of Women and Girls Network which is a holistic therapeutic service working with women and girls surviving VAWG. Akima has pioneered working from a trauma informed approach and has developed a strengths based, non pathologising therapeutic model; the Holistic Empowerment Recovery Model (HER) integrating healing of mind body and spirit. More recently Akima has researched women’s healing journey chronicling their strategies of resistance, rebellion and resilience employed by women to secure their survival.

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