The Refugee Therapy Centre

The Refugee Therapy Centre

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  • Counselling / advice

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The Centre was established in response to the growing need for a therapeutic service that respects, and works with, the cultural and linguistic needs of refugees and asylum seekers, providing people with the opportunity to be heard and receive help in their own language where possible or in English if they so wish.

Our central purpose is to help refugees and asylum seekers to feel empowered to deal with their psychological difficulties by providing specialist counselling, psychotherapy and support.


We offer individual and group therapy, as well as child and adolescent therapy, based on an assessment of need.

Patients have the choice of receiving therapeutic support in English or in their own language. Some people prefer not to see a therapist from their own cultural background because of feelings of mistrust, guilt, shame or embarrassment about what has happened to them, but also due to the intensity of feelings of pain when talking in their own language.

Some people simply do not want to have contact with helpers from their own background because they feel rejected by their own people and country. At the core of our work are the refugees and asylum seekers themselves.   

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