Category Archives: Refugees

7 things I learnt working with interpreters in the counselling room

Third person in the room?

When I started working at the Refugee Council, I could not envisage how interpreters would work in the counselling room. Third person in the room? How would that work? Could a therapeutic relationship be established

My previous experience of working with interpreters in international development was sometimes a challenge. The Interpreters sometimes interpreted what they thought the community should hear or missed interpreting back to English. I was therefore bemused Continue reading

PTSD and art therapy

A recent article I read has reminded me of some work I did with the war children of Uganda and how the skills of art therapy  I gained have enabled me to counsel client’s with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These kidnapped children Continue reading