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About me

My friends call me Yinka. I am a counsellor based in Liverpool sharing my time between a H.E. institution and a young persons suicide prevention charity as a Suicide Prevention Adviser. In between I manage a private practice.

My work is extensive supporting individuals experiencing an array of issues from anxiety, domestic abuse, alcohol and substance misuse through to working with armed forces veterans, suicidal ideation, sexual abuse and trauma.

As a qualified tutor, I equally provide training on a range of issues including emotional resilience, health & well being as well as trauma focused training and discrimination. I can offer you a safe space to be you; within a a process that is non-judgemental and transparent so that you can identify and meet your own goals.

Training, qualifications & experience

Person Centred Orientation Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ASIST - APPLIED SUICIDE INTERVENTION SKILLS TRAINING

Additional Specialised Skills: Alcohol and substance misuse Anxiety and depression Domestic abuse Group work Mindfulness Sleep issues Sexual abuse REWIND (Trauma Informed Training)

Almost 25 years’ experience of working with individuals, groups and families in a broad range of settings.I have a Social Science degree and qualifications in Therapeutic counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Cultural identity
  • Racism
  • Discrimination


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Fees £55 per hour. Rates can be negotiated for students and those on low low income. Discounts are also available if block booking sessions.

When I work

24/7. Leave a voice mail or email me for a speedy response.

Liverpool, Merseyside, L8

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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