Michael Opoku-Forfieh

Forensic Mental Health Practitioner, Counsellor, and Visiting Lecturer in London, United Kingdom

Michael Opoku-Forfieh

Forensic Mental Health Practitioner, Counsellor, and Visiting Lecturer in London, United Kingdom

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Hi! I currently live in London. I am the Lead Counsellor for the Kent Cluster of Prisons and Counsellor working in private practice.

My roles are rewarding, multifaceted and multi-directional. Since I began working in Prisons in October 2010 I have grown in my appreciation of working alongside other skilled mental health practitioners, including Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Nurses and Doctors.

My skills and confidence supporting others has also grown too.

In September 2015 I started as a visiting lecturer, supporting students at the University of Greenwich. Working with students on a counselling course is rewarding on a number of levels: their reflective inquiry was enlivening and enriching.

In 2014 I worked at a number of interesting places including a prison, the University of Kent and Family Health Isis. Working within 3 different health roles I was able to witness mental illness as a health concern for all.

I counsel and supervise in private practice and like the diversity of client contact I have in my working week.

When not working I like to; write, play Basketball, ride my Longboard (Silversurfer) play chess listen to good Jazz and Bake artisan breads.

I am passionate about the work I am involved with and look for the moment when the light comes on behind a person's eyes. Alchemy!

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  • Work
    • Together for Mental Wellbeing
  • Education
    • MSc Therapeutic Counselling