Getting to know you: Dr Orinayo Onabanjo

In the latest of our posts telling you a little more about the members of the Co-Parenting Matters team, we’re pleased to introduce you to Dr Orinayo Onabanjo.

Ori is a chartered counselling psychologist whose route into mental health was via some very broad, practical grass roots experience in the community with a wide variety of charities and refuges, including a childrens’ and women’s centre, during her undergraduate days.

Since taking her doctorate, Dr Onabanjo has worked within the NHS with people who are experiencing depression, PTSD, complex trauma and anxiety, especially working with women.

Dr Orinayo Onabanjo

She also has a special interest in perinatal mental health and mainly focuses on this with her private clients.  

“When not undertaking private work, I currently work in an NHS recovery service that supports clients experiencing complex, severe and enduring mental health difficulties. 

I work with a wide range of difficulties and client groups that speak to a variety of ethnicities.

My clinical experience so far has served a diverse and multicultural community of people across the life span from children to older adults.

I am particularly interested in working with adults, black communities, as well as women and families experiencing perinatal mental health difficulties.

I also have experience delivering talks on relational wellness in the area of attachment in interpersonal relationships, and facilitating deeper emotional connection within couple and familal relationships.


I’m able to offer a range of psychoeducational workshops and therapeutic courses spanning perinatal mental health, relational wellness, childhood trauma, dissociation and authenticity”

Dr Ori has her own podcast that she hosts with her husband called The B in BAME.

You can also find her on Instagram here @londonperinatalwellness, @blackperinatalmentalhealth.

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