Rotimi Akinsete is a therapeutic counsellor and clinical supervisor with extensive experience in community and NHS counselling services.
He is currently the Associate Dean of Students at the University of the Arts, London and, until recently, was irectly of Wellbeing at the University of Surrey. He is probably best know as the founder and director of Black Men on the Couch, a special interest project focusing on psychotherapy and identity politics of African and Caribbean men and boys. He has held a post as service lead for adolescent counselling for the North East London (NHS) Foundation Trust where he managed a large team dealing with diverse and challenging issues and has worked as an independent facilitator, trainer and advisor on various transformational leadership programmes. He has sat on a number of panels and workshops around the subject of counselling and psychotherapy and intersectionality.
Rotimi is author of This Book Could Help – The Men’s Headspace Manual a guide to techniques and exercises for better wellbeing, aimed especially at young men – whose proceeds fo to the mental health MIND charity.