Ekene Balogun has a MA in Counselling Psychology and has worked with children, youth, Individuals, and families for over 23 years. Ekene has a wealth of experience working with individuals that have experienced trauma, depression, grief, self-harm, anxiety, stress, bullying and anger.
Ekene graduated in 2004 with a BSC in Social Science & Criminology. After graduating Ekene worked with the Metropolitan Police in London UK, then went onto work with the biggest charity in London NSPCC to protect children from child abuse.
After migrating to Canada in 2012, Ekene went onto to complete a Masters in Counselling Psychology. In her practice, she endeavors to find the unique blend that is best for her client. Ekene uses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Trauma-focused Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Ekene enjoys working with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds and is grateful to be able to align herself with Lionheart Foundation’s vision.
There is a famous quote that says, “Life is 10% of what happens to us and 90% is how we react to it”. Ekene believes we gain important pieces of wisdom through experience, and her goal is to reconnect individuals with the hope that change can happen, barriers can be broken, and that the quality of a person’s life can be maximized.
In her spare time, Ekene enjoys working out in the gym and being a mother to four children.