Okie Adebanjo believes counselling is a relational approach that can help individuals work through any emotional and psychological difficulties that they might be experiencing. Counselling can empower individuals to take control of their lives, increase their self-awareness and well-being. Okie is an Integrative practitioner who combines various styles of therapy to fit the needs of the client. Her training includes Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis (TA), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach.
Okie works in a relational and holistic way that supports the client’s total wellbeing. She provides a safe and warm therapeutic space that will support the client to come up with strategies that allow them to address the root causes of their difficulties, build resilience and develop tools that they can use in everyday life beyond the therapeutic space. Throughout her working life, Okie has been involved in enabling people to grow and make positive changes. Okie’s background is in Health and Social Care, supporting families and individual with various complex needs to improve their situations. She has worked in various platforms such as Local Authority, Charity and NHS. Okie has a special interest in adults living with childhood trauma developed from her professional and personal experiences.
Okie works with people going through difficult times – struggling with the feeling of anxiety, low confidence, self-esteem, experiencing stress, bereavement, relationship difficulty, difficulty at the work, trauma, and loss.
Okie is currently studying towards Advance Diploma In Humanistic Integrative Counselling. She is committed to her continuing professional development and holds several counselling qualifications. Okie is a member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP). She works with The Awareness Centre’s NHS counselling service, where she sees patients at a GP surgery in Wandsworth.