USEMI Racial Trauma Clinic


A specialist therapy service for people of colour

USEMI is a Swahili word that means TO SPEAK and reads as YOU SEE ME


The USEMI clinic offers a minimum of 20 weeks of free psychotherapy with a Black-led team of therapists trained to work with complex trauma.

It is now available for free to Lambeth residents on a low income (less than 15K a year).


USEMI Racial Trauma Clinic Flyer


BLACK MAN SPEAKS, a group for men of colour, is available on an open-ended basis at the USEMI clinic. The group is facilitated by Earl Pennycooke, a highly experienced therapist who is dedicated to the mental wellbeing of Men of Colour.


Feel free to email Earl directly for more information: [email protected] or [email protected]


LSM Black Man Speaks – flyer


The USEMI service operates virtually at the moment (online or phone) but when it is safe again, we are planning to offer in-person sessions as well. 🤞🏾


With questions of voice and visibility as its central concerns, USEMI aims to address the inequalities in society and the mental health system and offers culturally sensitive and anti-racist support to ethnically diverse communities.

Usemi Referral Form

We accept self-referrals and referrals from professionals

For more information and to submit referrals, please email

[email protected] or [email protected]