About Me

I am Ayo Popoola, the founder of Identi5 Counselling and Therapy. I am a qualified Counsellor with a deep well of empathy and discernment, qualities that I believe are crucial in creating a safe and nurturing space for one seeking support.

My journey in psychotherapy is not only underpinned by formal training but is deeply enriched by a unique privilege of walking alongside people during their most critical and vulnerable moments. These experiences have granted me valuable insights into the complexities of the human psyche and the profound impact that genuine, empathetic therapy can have on one’s life.

My connection to this work runs even deeper. I have encountered personal experiences that shook me to my core and led me to seek professional help. These moments were turning points in my life and instilled in me an unwavering commitment to the healing power of therapy. They made me realize the immense potential for transformation and growth that lies within all of us. As a result, one of my life’s foremost ambitions is to assist others in embarking on their journeys of self-discovery.

I firmly believe that every individual holds the potential to find their true self and lead an authentic, meaningful, and fulfilling life.I also work with a network of seasoned and compassionate Counsellors.

Our aim is simple, to provide you with a nurturing space and to work with you to uncover your true self.



My journey of self-discovery commenced following the devastating loss of a family member. The tragedy stopped me in my tracks and compelled me to ask myself if there was more to life than my world at the time. I questioned everything about myself, it soon became evident that I had been living a life primarily dedicated to pleasing others, yet this pursuit did not come with true fulfilment rather it left me disconnected from my authentic self.  Don’t get me wrong, there is no harm in pleasing others, only let it come from a place of authenticity.

In the course of my journey, I found inner strength necessary to begin to engage with life. I call it  “showing up in life.” I am forever grateful to the Counsellors that worked with me and started me on this quest. I terminated my first therapeutic relationship without warning or a goodbye, little did I know until two years later, the impact her 4 sessions with me had.  Whilst  I do not consider myself to have arrived, I have come a long way on this path of self-discovery. Now, one of my life’s foremost ambitions is to assist others in embarking on their own journeys. So, I pose these questions to you: Who are you and what is your purpose in this lifetime?

If my story strikes a cord in you or my questions have got you thinking, contact me today at Identi5.


Life is full of ups and downs and can be difficult to navigate. Our experiences shape us whether we like it or not but we can be intentional in how we allow ourselves to be shaped.

Our practice is built on empathy, trust and a dedication to your well-being. We create a non-judgmental environment where you can freely express yourself and explore your issues. Our goal is to empower you with the tools and insights needed to lead a more authentic and fulfilling life.

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