Therapy with Kemi
BACP Registered Child and Adolescent Therapist
Investing in children and teen'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 Child and Adolescent Therapist. I have predominantly worked in schools and private sectors for 14+ years. My areas of expertise are one to one sessions with children and delivering therapeutic group work. I am committed to making a meanigful difference to your child's well-being by addressing their mental health difficulties using my therapeutic knowledge and experience. I work closely with parents to support the child as I believe my role is temporary in your child's life.
I also offer mental health consultations, training and workshops to schools and similar organsiations on a range of mental health topics and to develop a whole school approach to improving well-being. When children and young people feel seen and heard and are happy they acheive more. I also have experience delivering mental health consultation for BBC Bitesize well-being curriciulum.
My approach is creative, 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. 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 mutism, family conflict, low self-esteem, bereavement, and more. My aim is to work alongside your child to address whatever difficulty that is affecting their well-being with the hopes of building their resilience, equipping them with the ability to express their emotions 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 mental health and sense of self-worth.
As featured on BBC iplayer series - Mimi on a Mission and BBC bitesize mental health series.
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 mental health in the same way we all have physical health. We need to normalise using the phrase mental health. Investing in our children's mental health gives them a solid foundation from which they can thrive. Happy well-balanced children are likely to be successful emotionally literate adults.
Your child's well-being is my ultimate concern. I also include ways to accept and celebrate their individual identity and build positive self image in my practices as I believe developing a strong sense of identity builds self-esteem. As every child is different, I have a range of services that would suit most children. If you're looking for a children's therapist in London, look no further, I'm here to help and support.
Below is 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 (cognitive behavioural therapy) trained
BSc (Honours) Psychology degree
Qualified Teacher Status
Relax Kids Mindfulness and Well-being Coach
Creative Youth Well-being and Mindfulness Coach