|Individuals, Adolescents (13-18 years)
|Adolescents (13-18 years):
Dee Akomanyi creates a relaxed and empathic environment where her clients feel welcomed and safe. Her sensitive approach allows clients to discover, explore and understand their feelings, whilst feeling supported, heard and understood. Her integrative approach varies depending on client needs, using CBT, Person Centred and Psychodynamic approaches as and when necessary. Overall, Dee’s ultimate aim is for her clients to feel supported and in control of their therapeutic journey, also enabling them to build on their self-worth and confidence and continue on to living a full and healthy life.
Dee has worked with a diverse range of clients, from adolescence to adults, working through childhood trauma, illness, bereavement, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, identity, self-harm, domestic violence, emotional abuse, social & emotional challenges, relationship & family issues, PTSD and anger issues. She has also worked with clients from the LGBTQ+ community. As a British Ghanaian, Dee has a personal understanding of the various cross cultural and religious issues which affect individuals from BME & LGBTQ+ communities.
Dee currently works as an Achievement Mentor in a high school, where she supports students 11-18 years old who are facing various social, emotional and mental health issues. She is also a volunteer youth counsellor, working with young people aged 14-25.
Dee is an integrative and psychotherapeutic counsellor who practices privately online, face to face and telephone counselling. She has a diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and is a registered member of the BACP, currently working towards accreditation. Dee is very proactive in continuing her professional development, and has recently obtained a certificate in addictions and substance misuse and suicide prevention. She works in private practice at The Awareness Centre in Clapham.