Rose Akobundu-Sampson is a Senior Family & Systemic Psychotherapist, Systemic Supervisor and Consultant. She qualified at IFT in 2006 and completed Systemic Supervision and Consultation Training at the University of Surrey in 2016, she is registered with AFT as a Clinical supervisor and Consultant.
Rose left Nigeria her country of birth as a young person for Poland, to pursue further education, where she studied, lived and worked for 13 years. In Poland Rose obtained a Master’s degree in Special Education and did her Ph.D. in Pedagogy. Her Ph. D was in comparatives studies of educational systems- for visually impaired students.
Rose moved to the UK in 1991, where she worked for Barnardos on the joint assessment of children with disabilities by Health, Education and Social Services in an inner London borough. Her relationship with systemic thinking and practice began here. Rose worked on Health Action Zone Parenting Project, supporting parents with learning Disabilities, offering parenting training and advice. While working on this Project Rose’s relationship with systemic thinking crystallised.
Rose’s systemic training, her experience as a first generation migrant and experience of parenting in multi- racial, multi-cultural, multi-linguistic contexts instilled her appreciation of and commitment to diversity, anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practices. Since qualifying as a systemic psychotherapist and Supervisor Rose has worked across tier 2 and tier 3 CAMHS, she currently works in multi-disciplinary community CAMHS. She currently lives and practices in London. As well as her professional life, in her personal life Rose is married with three grown up children and close extended family. Rose enjoys cooking and walking.