MEET THE TEAM
Michael Opoku-Forfieh MSc MBACP BAATN BMC
Michael is a professionally qualified integrative counsellor with experience in Person Centred (PC), Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) Eye Movement Desensitisation (EMDR) therapeutic approaches as well as Passionate Counselling Supervision and project management experience. He has worked with a wide range of clients including prisons, probation officers, universities, charitable organisations and health facilities, supported Black men’s therapy groups both online and in person. Michael is a creative counsellor and enjoys supporting clients and groups to arrive at breakthroughs that continue their continued growth and development.
SHEILA SAMUELS, MSc, BSc (Hons), MBACP, MBPSs
Sheila is a BACP accredited therapeutic counsellor and clinical supervisor. Her theoretical approach is integrative and works creatively, mostly using Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, tailoring counselling to the needs of her clients.
She works professionally, warmly connecting with clients on a person to person level so that individuals feel truly seen and heard, which results in feeling secure to explore issues.
Sheila has experience working in prisons, schools, universities and charitable organisations. She has also facilitated and supported black women and men's groups.
She is passionate about helping to elicit positive change to help bring equilibrium to lives
Msc in Therapeutic Counselling. BSC (hons) in Psychology. Diploma in Clinical Supervision. Practitioner Certificate In EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
Wayne M. Mertins-Brown NCP BACP
Wayne is a psychotherapy counsellor. He offers one-to-one and group therapy. He works with an integrative/holistic approach, including theoretical principles such as Psychodynamic, Humanistic/Spiritual and Gestalt. Wayne also incorporate Eco-Psychotherapy, as he believes we are each emotionally and spiritually impacted by the ecological environments in which we live.
However, despite his years of training and experience, he believes what is absolutely fundamental to an individual’s personal improvement in therapy, is the open, honest, heart-to-heart connection and easy rapport created between him and his client.
That two-way ‘relational’ interaction is his focus; the place he believes from where beneficial, therapeutic and lasting change is triggered, takes hold and then grows. It’s the guiding principle in the way he chooses to work.
Qualifications: Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Level 7).
BACP Member Registration No. 257376
JEDDA DONNELLY, CPCC FRSA
Jedda is a professionally certified coach with expertise in Creative Leadership, Confidence, Career & Diversity & Inclusion. She works with a wide range of clients including creative companies, high potentials and emerging leaders, she also works as an associate coach for White & Lime, Creative Process and the Young Women’s Trust.
Jedda inspires individuals to re-write the stories that hold them back so they can live their full potential and thrive. Her approach is rooted in neuroscience, powerfully engaging their creativity and wisdom to create new perspectives and behaviours towards what’s possible.
Jedda works co-actively with clients to create an empowering narrative that pushes past internal blocks and limiting beliefs to optimise talent, resilience, self awareness and impact. As a coach, she is warm, passionate, creative and challenging.
Jedda is accredited by the Coaches Training Institute (CPCC); the International Coach Federation (PCC); Relational Dynamics 1st; and by Culture at Work (equivalent ILM level 7).
Natasha Sackey MA RDMP FRSA
Natasha is Registered Dance Movement
Psychotherapist (DMP), a Somatic Body Mapping
Practitioner and she also coaches professional
performing and recording artists in body and movement
awareness. Natasha offers one to one and group
therapy as well as creative therapeutic workshops and
Coming from a professional dance background, she understands that often words aren’t
enough to explain everything we feel, especially when we don’t know what is at the root of
our painful emotions. At times, we are too overwhelmed by our cognitive thinking that we
feel a sense of ‘stuckness’ inside. Natasha’s has an embodied approach that involves
working with the mind and body healing connection. She takes your whole experience into
With creative, somatic and holistic therapeutic practices, her integrative theoretical
approaches are humanistic, developmental, relational-psychodynamic. Natasha also uses
movement analysis including Laban’s LMA and Kestenberg’s KMP techniques to support
non-verbal and verbal ways of communication and self expression.
Natasha is a conscientious therapist who works in-depth to help you access your authentic
self and enhance your emotional and mental well-being.
She offers a private, relaxed and informal space, where her embodied approach to therapy
aims to help you shift perspective.
Education: MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy (Dist) Further training includes: Somatic
Body Mapping Mentorship, Gestalt: Child and Adolescent approaches, BAATN: Race,
Body and Trauma, and Mixed Heritage Dilemmas. Somatic Abolitionism - My Grandmothers Hand’s by Resmaa Menakem -1 year study group.