Adejuwon Adeleye (He/Him) is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#19375) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, and holds a Master of Counselling from Athabasca University.
He has over 15 years of experience in supporting clients through their healing journeys, working with both youth and adults in post-secondary education, and in the health/social services field. He believes life is about creating meaning; meaning is subjective and ever-changing. Therefore, to live a meaningful life, we must find and focus on what is meaningful in every moment.
Adejuwon has a passion for understanding client stories and their narratives and the meaning it creates. He has supported clients with anxiety, depression, adjustment issues and loss and grief. Through a narrative dialogue, he has helped clients create new perspectives that create a better sense of wellbeing. Clients who had felt lost and without direction found working with Adejuwon to be beneficial in creating more purpose and fulfillment in their lives. He finds it a privilege to work with clients on their healing journey.
Areas of counselling expertise
- Anxiety (general anxiety, perfectionism, rumination)
- Body Image (self criticism, body dissatisfaction)
- Disordered Eating (eating patterns that result in feelings of distress/impact wellness)
- Self Esteem (feeling inadequate, negative thoughts)
- Low Mood (general sadness, lack of purpose/meaning in life)
- Parent/Caregiver Support for Teens
Therapy modalities Adejuwon uses in her counselling practice
Adejuwon works from an eclectic therapeutic approach. He uses the Rogerian Philosophy of unconditional positive regard and the belief that all people need to grow to achieve their potential. He is trauma informed and uses tools of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) to support his clients. He is insightful and pays attention to the role of conscious and subconscious human drives.
Personal qualities / strengths as a counsellor
Viktor E. Frankl argued that one could find meaning in their life through work, through love or through suffering. Adejuwon’s strength lies in systematically reintroducing clients to the opportunities to be heroes in their own life story. It can take courage, perseverance, and humour to take a lead role in our life. He is focused on creating a space where clients feel welcomed to heal and create meaningful lives for themselves.
Education and professional development
- Master of Counselling, Athabasca University
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Emotion Focused Family Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Solution-focused Therapy