Nenna Eleni Okeke

Head of Psychology Department




 

  • D. Candidate Psychology; Goldsmiths University of London, UK

  • MS Social Clinical Psychology of Addiction and Psychosocial problems; Aristotle University, Greece

  • BA Psychology; Aristotle University, Greece






Nenna is a licensed Psychologist. She completed her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology at Aristotle University, Greece. She has completed a year of training in Family Therapy and Systemic Thinking, and is currently working on her PhD thesis at Goldsmiths University of London, UK.





Her professional experience in different cultures and diverse settings have deepened her interest in the ways psychology and psychotherapy can embrace cultural differences in treatment, which has influenced the subject of her doctoral thesis.





Nenna has ten years of experience working in psychology-related posts in research, education, health and social care in Greece, Spain, Nicaragua, the UK, and now, Qatar. Nenna has supported children and young adults for the best part of her career. She designed and delivered an Educational Preventative substance misuse package for a London borough, targeting different age groups. Her confidence in the positive impact therapy and psychological support have on children, young people and their families motivated her to work for Mind Institute.





Her areas of specialization are Substance Misuse, Special Educational Needs and Family Support in one to one and group settings. She enjoys working with children, young adults and their families and favors an integrated way of working following a holistic and systemic approach, often combining Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques.





Fluent in English, Greek and Spanish, and elementary speaker of French and Portuguese.





Nenna is a registered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).





“Where the needs of the world and your talents cross, there lies your vocation.”