Our team

Gbemisola Ogunrinde

Gbemi is a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) with special interest in Marriage and Family Therapy and Play Therapy for children/adolescents. She also conducts individual therapy for adults and facilitates professional counselling trainings, parenting education workshops and workshops on mental health. She has been privileged to work with various client populations from different economic strata and ethnic backgrounds, addressing challenges such as relationship problems, marital conflict, anger management, grief, anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidality and phase of life problems.

Gbemi is committed to contributing to humanity by helping others overcome life's struggles and find meaning in life. She adopts a multicultural and integrative approach to therapy which enables her to adapt to each client situation and employ appropriate strategies that would be beneficial to each client per time.

She holds a bachelor’s degree (BSc) in Psychology from Covenant University, Ogun, Nigeria, and master’s degree (MA) in Family Psychology from Hardin-Simmons University, Texas and is a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. She is a member of The Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy and has been trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for working with troubled children. She is a Prepare/Enrich facilitator and a certified Counsellor by the Canadian Institute of Christian Counselling. She has worked as the Counsellor and Welfare officer of The Real Woman Foundation, Lagos Nigeria, and also as a therapist with the Olusola Lanre Coaching academy (OLCA). She has also served with The Family Psychology Center, and the Ministry of Counselling and Enrichment, Abilene, Texas.

In addition to being the lead therapist at The Family Place, Gbemi serves as an Independent EAP Counsellor for Morneau Shepell and as a therapist on the Ask An Expert and Leke Alder jacknjilive.com platforms. She believes in a new Nigeria and has chosen to play her part by impacting the home front. According to her, the family being the most fundamental unit of society is its greatest agent of change!

Timi Oyebode

Timi Oyebode is a certified professional Counsellor, NLP Master Practitioner and EFT Therapist focused on trauma, addiction and Sex- Recovery therapy for individuals and couples. She is an emotional intelligence & self-discovery expert and is passionate about mentoring young people; especially in the area of Ministry, Self discovery and Sexuality. Timi holds a Masters degree (MA) in Pastoral Counselling from Bethel Institute of Theology and Biblical Studies, a PGDE in Guidance & Counselling and a Certificate in Biblical Counseling from CCEF, Philadelphia USA. She is currently working on a doctoral study in Christian Counselling.

In addition to serving as a counsellor at The Family Place, Timi runs a training school for counsellors, a yearly retreat for couples, an emotional empowerment forum for women, a mentorship forum for young persons and periodic outreaches to refugee/IDP camps through her organization called Attitude Development International. She is the recipient of two awards and an author of several books including 'The Counsellor's Wisdom Guide'. A regular TV and Radio guest, Timi is a much sought after speaker, facilitator and counsellor. She is passionate about God, People and Growth.

Ezeogu Chukwuemeka Kayode

Ezeogu Chukwuemeka Kayode holds Degrees in Mathematics and Psychology. He is a Certified Leadership and Life Success Coach and also a level 1 NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) practitioner. He holds Basic and Advanced Certificates in Leadership. He is a Management/ Workplace Psychologist, a Corporate Trainer and a seasoned Conference Speaker. As a leader, he has worked for various FBO’s and NGO’s. Over the last decade, he has trained hundreds of leaders in various capacities, fields and professions.

His expertise has seen him provide leadership and life success solutions to businesses and individuals. He is also on the Youth Thematic group of the National Economic Summit Group (NESG). He is passionate about seeing people perform at their best in every profitable pursuit. He is a nation builder. As part of his consistent contribution to national growth, he runs various projects in the low income earning parts of Lagos. Two of these projects are: The Cornerstone-stone Project – a project ran in 8 secondary schools in mainland Lagos to help students identify and develop their career paths – and Vision Diets – an annual urban mentoring project that help young people in the low income earning areas carve, keep and live out their vision for life.

Emeka serves as an EAP facilitator at The Family Place, as well as a coach with the Olusola Lanre Coaching Academy. He is the Principal Consultant at Change-Impact Resources International, a Management and Educational Consulting firm based in Lagos. He is also the president of the Eagle's Nest Leadership Academy- an academy positioned to raise world class leaders.

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