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Summayyah Sadiq-Ojibara is a writer, poet and storyteller, and a practicing psychotherapist and counsellor living in Naarm/Melbourne.

Born and raised in Nigeria, Summayyah Sadiq-Ojibara lives in Naarm/Melbourne and practices as a psychotherapist and counsellor. Summayyah is a published writer, poet, public speaker, storyteller, community advocate and person of faith.

Summayyah completed her Bachelor of Arts in History at the University of Lagos and trained at the Australian College of Applied Psychology, obtaining a postgraduate degree and Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

As a psychotherapist Summayyah has worked with schools, families, addressing depression, trauma, grief, and domestic violence, working mainly with women, children and youth. Summayyah makes use of different approaches and therapeutic modalities, engaging in particular with theologically-informed and existencial psychotherapies, among other contemporary approaches such as person-centred and psychodynamic psychotherapy.

In addition to several inner and outer Melbourne City Councils and schools, Summayyah has worked closely with numerous organisations, not-for-profits and groups. Some of her collaborations include work with the Kensington Neighbourhood House, the Moonee Valley City Council, the Wyndham City Council and Wyndham African Network, Drummond Street Services, Women’s Health In The West, the Australian Multicultural Foundation, Africa Day Australia, the Islamic Council of Victoria, the Nigerian Society of Victoria, the Goulburn Valley African-Australian Community Organization, the East African Organization, the Somali Women’s Group, and the Australian Islamic Center.

Summayyah is an IPCS Visiting Fellow for 2022.

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