Objectives

 

Our central purpose is to provide psychotherapeutic help for refugees and asylum seekers, especially children and families of recently arrived refugees who are having problems of adjustment.

 

The Refugee Therapy Centre offers expertise in the delivery of an integrated and user-friendly mental health service for people who have endured considerable trauma and forced displacement.

 

The Centre provides psychotherapy, counselling and associated treatments to refugees and asylum seekers in their own language. The Centre endeavours to help people to deal with and overcome psychological problems in a creative, supportive and containing environment in which they are better able to understand their feelings and experiences, and through this to feel more content about themselves.

 

This provides them with the opportunity to regain their confidence, learn new skills and find the empowerment that enables reintegration.

 

In particular we are eager to help ease the demanding and intricate processes of transition many traumatised people have to face before they are able to become integrated, economically strong and productive members of society.

 

Our Aims

  • To empower refugees and asylum seekers to deal with their psychological difficulties in an effective and appropriate manner
  • To provide a safe space in which people can rediscover their abilities and rebuild their confidence to be active members of the community
  • To provide psychotherapy and associated treatments for refugees and asylum seekers
  • To give priority to children, young people and their families
  • To give priority to those with less than ten years in the United Kingdom at the time of first contact
  • To provide initial training for refugees working for the Centre in psychotherapy, counselling, support work, administration and other skills.
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RTC is an organisational member (OM) of United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) / Council for Psychoanalysis for Jungian Analysis (CPJA), and a registered charity (No. 1085922).

 

 

Our Commitment to Equality

 

At the Refugee Therapy Centre, we take our duty towards equality seriously and without compromise. We actively commit ourselves to upholding the principle of equality in all aspects of our work and at all levels of our organisation. In accordance with current legislation, we assess characteristics of Age, Disability, Gender Reassignment, Marriage and Civil Partnership, Race, Religion or Belief, Sex, and Sexual Orientation as outlined in the Equality Act 2010. In addition to these characteristics, we include language, ethnicity and immigration status. Acting in transparency and strictly adhering to this policy is at the ethos of the services we provide and our organisational structure.

 

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