My name is Rotimi Akinsete and I am a therapeutic counsellor and clinical supervisor with almost 20 years’ experience in the field. I have extensive knowledge and practical experience in community and NHS counselling services and I currently hold a full time role as Director of Wellbeing at the University of Surrey where I manage a team of counsellors, psychotherapists and mental health nurses.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and part of the leadership team of of BAATN (Black, African and Asian Therapists Network). I am also the founder and director of Black Men on the Couch, a special interest project focussing on psychotherapy and identity politics of African and Caribbean men and boys.
You may have guessed by now that my clinical interests are based around contextualising counselling and psychotherapy within our social and political world which is why I am happy to work with anyone (white, black, male, female, gay, straight or anything in-between) who has an interest in doing something socially constructive within the profession.