Rosemary Oshiomah Ogedengbe has a B.A. ED., M.ED. and a Ph.D. in Guidance and Counselling.
She worked as a secondary school teacher from 1996 to 2003, teaching Business Studies and Commerce. While teaching, she realised that she enjoyed interacting with young people and helping them to resolve their developmental issues. She spent most of her break periods answering the students’ questions which neither their parents nor the regular teachers had the time and knowledge to attend to. Though she hadn’t completed her degree programme at that time, the passion to reach out to more young people motivated her to resign in 2003 to set up Rapha Counselling Concepts, for the purpose of mentoring young people. Since the completion of her degree programme in 2006, she has been practising as a behaviour therapist and an educational counsellor. She has authored several books , two of which have been recommended for general reading in junior and senior secondary schools by the Lagos State Ministry of Education.
She has also organised and facilitated many seminars and workshops on youth development, parenting and classroom teaching effectiveness within and outside Lagos State, most of which were free. She serves as a parenting and child handling consultant to schools and organisations including the Lagos State Ministry of Youth, Sports and Social Development. She is the editor- in- chief and publisher of the Youngster Magazine.
As a sequel to her three books on the prevention of child sexual abuse, Rosemary has been preoccupied since the last three years with creating awareness about child sexual abuse and training young people as well as their parents and teachers on the prevention of child sexual abuse in schools, churches and other settings.
Rosemary Oshiomah Ogedengbe
BA. Ed, M. Ed., Ph. D. MCASSON, (Founder&Managing Counsellor)
Over the years, she has built and maintained close contacts with over 350 schools in Lagos, Ogun and Oyo States.
She is passionate about the wellbeing and development of young people and she believes that they must be helped to achieve self-actualisation. It is this passion that motivates her to reach out to their teachers and parents, sharing with them, ideas and skills that will empower them to be more effective in handling the youngsters.
Currently, she consults for many organisations including The Cece Yara Foundation where she renders services as The Lead Child Psychotherapist.
In recognition of her contribution to societal development, she has been honoured with several awards including the Woman of Merit Gold Award by the People, States and Resource Organisation.
She is a member of the Counselling Association of Nigeria (CASSON) and the Rotary Club of Isolo.
She is married to Oshiomah Ogedengbe, a chartered and certified forensic accountant and they have three teenage daughters and a seven year old son.
Babaraba’s experience in teaching and counselling span more than a decade.
She has speken and presented papers in seminars and conferences on relationship, child abuse, human resources etc. She is a regular contributor to several news and journals. She is a member of several associations including the National Council of Women societies (NCWS), National of Professional Counsellors of Nigeria (APROCON), National Psychological Association (NPA), British psychological Society (BPS), Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), and American Psychological Association (APA).
She also serves on the Managerial Board of a Nigerian youth inspirational e-magazine.
Dr.(Mrs) Oluseyi Odewale(B.Sc Agric.Extension Services from University of Ibadan (1994),Postgraduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling(2010), M. Ed(2012) and Ph.D in Guidance and Counselling(2017) from University of Lagos . A professional counsellor, a motivational speaker and life coach.