About Me

Qualifications and Training

- GPC -accredited practitioner
- PhD Health Psychology UB - 2010
- M. Phil Psychotherapy & Counselling UG – 1999
- EMDR – 1998 – UG
- Crisis Counselling - UGMS - 1998
- Crisis Counselling - Certificate of Completed Training in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, 2012
- Post Qualifying Certificate in CBT Skills, 2007
- MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling, 2004
- Certificate in The Fundamentals of Psychotherapy and Counselling, 2000
- Certificate in Parents Course, 1996
- Disaster Management, 2002

Affiliations and Membership

- Ghana Psychological Council Accredited
- Ghana Psychological Association

Working Hours :

Mon - Fri: 08:00am-06:00pm
Sat: 09:00am-04:00pm

Profile

I am a registered clinical health psychologist with the Ghana Council for Psychologists and Counsellors (GPC). I am also a registered member of the Ghana Psychological Association (GPA). I have specialised in Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapies. I work with clients of all ages. I have extensive experience of working in organisational settings, GHS/MoH mental health care units and private practice. I provide an assessment service that may include referral to other health professionals for specialised work or to consultant psychiatrists. My interest in understanding how people live and make sense of their lives led me to study psychology as a first degree in 1991-1994 after my training as a Registered Nurse; and M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology in 1996-1999.

From then on I have being providing psychological services, and training and supervision of interns. I became involved in facilitating many self-development groups - including anger management, assertiveness, counselling skills, emotional literacy, parenting skills, relaxation, self-esteem and stress management for individuals and organizations. I established my private counselling practice in 2003 as well as training school teachers and guidance and counselling officers to identify developmental disorders and emotional and mental health needs in pupils and students and to provide initial counselling before referral where need be. I established the school mental health programme in twenty basic schools and ten high schools in Ghana.

I developed the policy on Employee Assistance Programme for Ministry of Health/Ghana Health Service.

My particular present interest is in how the brain functions in response to trauma and the implications of these findings in working with people who are experiencing the effects of trauma. I am fully trained in EMDR - a well-recognised and effective method of working with trauma. I was training in CBT in 1998 to work with patients with poorly controlled chronic diseases with anxiety, depression and PTSD. I worked with refugees from Liberia and Sierra Leone in 1998. In 2005 I pursued PhD in Health Psychology at University of Birmingham. UK.

I supervise experienced and trainee counsellors and psychotherapists individually and in small groups in my private practice. Over the past ten years I have supervised the counselling work of those working privately and of those practising in various agencies. Supervision is a crucial part of counselling and therapy work. It provides a reflective space for the practitioner to review their work and their reactions to their work in a supportive, stimulating and non-shaming environment. Supervision helps to ensure that the practitioner is able to achieve effective work with their clients as well as being an important part of their own self-care. I have a relational integrative approach where I am interested in co-creating an enquiry about your work, which leads towards greater understanding and a broader range of ways of working.

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