Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile – Surviving violence, creating hope, rebuilding lives


Akiko Kobayashi

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Child and Adolescent Counsellor

A few words about me

  • MSc Psychodynamic Counselling with Children and Adolescents 2005
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy 2021

What does your role at Baobab involve?

Meeting young people individually for weekly sessions, and trying to understand the suffering they experienced and are experiencing.

What is your desert island book or music?

Saijiki (big anthology of haiku according to seasons)

What 3 words would you use to describe Baobab?

Hope. Memory. Perseverance.