Arike has extensive and diverse experience of supporting people to empower themselves - as a youth worker, teacher, college tutor, group facilitator, trainer, coach and supervisor. He has been a qualified counsellor since 1989. Reflecting his interest in supporting Black men, he has counselled men, individually and in groups, at the Afro Caribbean Mental Health Association in Brixton, at Broadmoor Hospital and at Tudor Views, Birmingham, a rehabilitation hostel for ex-offenders. Arike worked as a visiting tutor, group facilitator, personal development group facilitator and supervisor on counselling courses at Lewisham College. He was a course facilitator for the FACETS counselling courses at City University. At London Metropolitan University, he has worked as a Personal Development group supervisor for Postgraduate counselling students, as a visiting tutor for the entry level counselling courses, as well as a supervisor for the Student Support Services staff. Since 2006 I have acted as an external supervisor and CPD course facilitator for Lewisham Counselling and Counsellor Training Associates.