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Yinka Yesufu is Suicide Bereavement UK’s university lead trainer as well as the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion lead. He is a psychotherapist counsellor at the University of Liverpool with an established background in community development and wide-ranging experience in supporting people‚Äôs health and wellbeing, including children and young people, families, black and minority ethnic communities and those impacted by addiction, domestic abuse or homelessness. His work extends across the North-West of England and the Republic of Ireland.  

In the course of his work Yinka has designed, delivered and managed numerous UK and European funded projects and programmes, particularly psycho-educational courses to enable the full integration of individuals into society.

An experienced humanistic therapist working in the Higher Education sector, Yinka has a focus on trauma and suicide prevention in his therapeutic work. A rewarding period as a Suicide Prevention Advisor with HOPELINE UK led to Yinka becoming immersed in the world of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention. Significantly, he is passionate about delivering culturally appropriate training for diverse communities, acknowledging the need to engage marginalised communities whilst seeking to bridge the gap and raise awareness on behalf of groups that are frequently overlooked. 


  • Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist (BACP)
  • Certificate in Working with Couples and Relationships
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory
  • Certificate in Education and Training
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • B.A. (Hons) in History

Affiliations and Memberships

Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) 

University of Liverpool Counselling Service