After training as a group and individual psychotherapist and psychodramatist, Beverley Costa set up Mothertongue, a culturally and linguistically sensitive therapeutic support service for people from black and minority ethnic communities, in 2000. Mothertongue also runs a dedicated Mental Health Interpreting Service.
In 2008 Mothertongue won the Award for Excellence in the Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and in 2009, The Queen’s Award for Volunteering.
Beverley has published a number of papers and chapters about language, culture and therapy. Her doctorate documented the genesis and development of Mothertongue multi ethnic counselling service.
- Better Health 26: Language support: Challenges and benefits for users and providers of health and social care services, by Beverley Costa