Therapy with Kemi
BACP Registered Child and Adolescent Therapist
Investing in children's mental health today is investing in and setting the foundations for who they become tomorrow.
I am a North London based qualified BACP registered children’s Therapist. I have predominantly worked in schools and private sectors for 12+ years. I have experience working one to one with children, delivering therapeutic group work, supporting parents and offering mental health consultation to schools. I work with children and young people from the ages of 5 to 19 years as well as offer bespoke training workshops and consultation to schools and similar organisations on a range of mental health topics.
My approach is play based, child focused and child led. Whatever the needs of your child, I establish a positive working relationship first which allows for good therapeutic work. I am creative in my approach with a range of skills, resources and activities for engaging the child or young person. No two children are the same so my therapeutic style is not a one size fits all approach. I have experience working with a range of needs. To name a few: anxiety, low mood, depression, behavioural issues, school phobia and other school related issues, selective mute, family conflict, low self esteem, bereavement and many more. My aim is to work alongside your child to address whatever difficulty that is affecting their well-being with the hopes of equipping them with the ability to communicate their difficulties and to develop healthy coping strategies. Whilst therapy is not about having all the answers and giving advice, what it can do is set your child on a personal journey of self discovery and positive change thus improving their resilience and sense of self worth.
I have worked with children and families my entire working career in a variety of roles including being a Teacher. I deeply believe in the importance of nurturing good mental health in our children and young people and focusing on their emotional well-being before anything else. My working career has been about promoting good mental health in our children and young people. If I had a magic wand, I would use it to remove the negative connotations sometimes associated with the words mental health. We all have a mental health in the same way we all have a physical health. We need to normalize using the phrase mental health. Investing in our children's mental health gives them a solid foundation from which they can thrive from. Happy well balanced children are likely to be successful emotionally literate adults.
Your child's well-being is my ultimate concern. As every child is different, I have a range of services that would suit most children.
Below are a list of my main qualifications but as a BACP registered Therapist, I continue to learn and add to my skills sets by regularly attending a range of training and courses, a minimum of 3 a year.
Msc Psychodynamic Counselling with Children and Adolescents.
CBT Diploma in working with children and young people
BSc (honours) Psychology degree
Qualified Teacher Status
Relax Kids Mindfulness and Well-being Coach
Creative Youth Well-being and Mindfulness Coach