I specialise on working with asylum seekers, refugees, survivors of trafficking and modern day slavery.
I am an experienced bilingual counsellor/psychotherapist and able to provide therapy in English and Albanian. I provide a private and confidential counselling service and work with a diverse range of people from a wide range of backgrounds.
When working with clients I adopt the most appropriate approach - depending on the client and depending on the issue presented.
Before setting up my own company I, have worked in two agencies with clients facing a number of issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, relationships and intimacy problems, addiction, loss, mental issues, stress, bullying and abuse.
Whatever the reason you are seeking counselling, it can be helpful to have someone to talk with that is not going to judge, analyse or tell you what to do. My aim as a counsellor is to create a safe space to explore, to help you to a deeper understanding of yourself and assist you in finding your own way forward.
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Young people.
My educational background include;
Person-Centered, Gestalt, Psychodynamic, EMDR, Addiction, Transactional Analysis & Transpersonal therapist.
Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Individual (CCTSI)
MA Understanding Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse
Postgraduate Diploma in Traumatology & PTSD (progressing)
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP https://www.bacp.co.uk) and I adhere to the BACP’s professional code of ethics.
I presented my research in the field of counselling and psychotherapy at 2018 BACP research conference.
New research; Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Survivors of Modern Slavery, will be presented soon.
Hello, I’m Anduena, a counsellor who has experience working with adults, teenagers and children. With my clients, I always aim to provide a safe space for therapy where we can discuss and explore a range of issues, to have those difficult conversations, and be in a non-judgemental setting where you can share your thoughts and feelings without having to worry about what anyone thinks. Most importantly, the time where ‘you’ are the main focus and can use the therapy space as you see fit.
My professional background has mainly been within the counselling field but have also worked in a range of social psychology settings as a mentor, life coach, social inclusion officer and organisational work. My academic background is in BSc Counselling, a Postgraduate degree in Work and Organisational psychology and trained in Child Play Therapy. I’m sure you are curious to know a little about me and why I’d be the right person to speak to, so here’s a little background on me. I’m bi-lingual and can provide therapy in both English and Albanian. I’ve always worked in challenging settings as I believe that everyone deserves a helping hand and I truly feel content knowing that someone is aiming to better themselves and their situations, regardless of what it may be. I believe ‘when there is a will there is always a way’. I consider myself to be very open minded and love diversity and therefore I see all human beings as equals and treat everyone with the same care and respect. As well as being a counsellor from a professional background, I’ve also been at the receiving end of therapy and therefore I understand the steps which are required within someone to really push themselves to open up and trust someone in allowing them to see you at your highest or lowest points. My experience is why everything I do with my clients is at their pace and will continuously aim to build mutual trust.
Although I’m trained in integrative counselling and therefore can provide a range of treatment approaches, I mainly work within the person-centred approach which has the focus of how an individual/client perceives themselves consciously. I can also provide treatment in the following approaches; Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Holistic therapy, Psychoanalytic therapy, Mindfulness practices, Dialectical Behavioural therapy (DBT), Play therapy.
My message to you is that no problem is too big or too small for me to be able to work with you. You are at the centre of what we do in therapy. Everyone goes through different life challenges at different points and therefore I’d like you to know that regardless of how others may view your issues or even how you view your own troubles, your problem is important enough for you and therefore this should always be recognised, prioritised and vocalised. You are important and as are your struggles, regardless of what they may be.
I will be here to guide you in unlocking your inner healing abilities, work with you on an individualised process to create change and growth in your life regardless of who you are or how you may view yourself. We will share a safe environment and start a journey to healing and progression together.
I am Durim.
Sometimes situations or events in life can be difficult to cope with. I work with individuals and young people who may wish to explore their thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential space where you will be truly listened to. I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Therapist combining the Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Gestalt and a CBT approach. I am also a Registered Member of the BACP. This means that I abide by the BACP's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and Guidance for Good Practice in my work as a counsellor and therapist. I have my client's best interests in mind. I am able to provide therapy in English and Albanian. Currently I am studying a Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory (CBT-L5) helping clients to make sense of overwhelming problems by breaking them down into smaller parts and offering solution-focused ways in dealing with them. Other qualifications include; Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Foundation Course in Bereavement Support and a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies. My work involves working with two agencies one of which is a bereavement agency offering support to individuals who have lost their loved ones. Some other issues I can help with are; abuse, addictions, anger management, anxiety, cultural issues, depression, identity issues, loss, men's issues, post-traumatic stress, self- esteem, sex-related issues, sexual identity, sexuality, and stress. I also work with different schools in the Lewisham Borough supporting the social and emotional wellbeing of Lewisham’s children and young people.
I have always desire to have a deeper understanding of feelings, behaviours and humans minds. I have been curious and attracted on exploring people’s behaviours and discovering why and how they think and why they react so different when the situation could be the same. My background includes Bachelor in Psychology and Master Degree in Educational Psychology. MSc in Psychology allowed me to recognise not only different conditions but it gives me deeper understanding of the motives behind people’s action.
My 3 years of experience as a School Psychologist developed my communication and interaction skills. It has helped me to understand and effectively realize the role of a psychologist. During this time I worked with families and parents to help them navigate the difficult teenage years and teach effective communication skill to parent and teen alike. Together with clients I helped them improve their relationship with themselves their families and their peers. I know that no single approach is the right one for every individual so I have been trained and used variety of methods to help clients identify the root of this issues including CBT and motivational interviewing.
Living in the UK gave me the opportunity to expand my knowledge in Psychology. I took part in different training related to Child development, Human and Social Science and also learnt how to use Mindfulness and CBT. I volunteer in different organisations where and when I had the chance to learn more about counselling related to different ages including vulnerable people like asylum seekers, refugees and also I had the opportunity to work with elderly people too.
My great passion is bringing healing to people who have been through traumatic and stressful experience. I help my clients who include children, adults and families to build their confidence, to understand their better side and to find their inside power which will provide better living. It is such a great feeling when you see strength in your eyes clients, when you see positive attitude in their relationship and we you feel that they are motivated to live peacefully their life.