Kemi is a Psychodynamic trained Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor and Cultural Competency Trainer. Kemi predominantly works with children and young people and education institutions. She is committed to championing inclusive mental health practices and ensuring that we are not pathologizing children and young people’s racialised experiences. Kemi has extensive experience working with schools and within local authority settings to develop antiracist policies and practices.
As a Black woman in leadership, Kemi has both lived experience and psychological understanding of the impact of navigating a predominantly white workspace. As a result, is passionate about providing awareness and tools to support and advance Black women in leadership roles without sacrificing their mental health and wellbeing.
Kemi’s career includes being a qualified primary teacher, work with organisations such as Anna Freud, the NHS and as the Resident Therapist for the BBC Docuseries Mimi on a Mission.
Kemi is Nigerian born, British raised, raising 2 of her own children and often speaks of the invisible labour of being a Black parent in a predominantly white society. Kemi was delighted to complete training with Dr Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga on The Black Empathic Approach as the principles align with both her professional and personal values, believing the way forward is facilitating safe spaces to have honest conversation and challenge racist practices.