Culturally sensitive therapeutic support

Paiwand offers individual therapeutic services which respect, and work with, the cultural and linguistic needs of refugees and asylum seekers.

Importantly, we provide people with the opportunity to be heard and receive help in their own language, where possible, or in English. We provide talking therapies in Dari, Farsi, Pashtu and English.

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

Some people prefer not to see a therapist because of feelings of mistrust, guilt, shame or embarrassment about what has happened to them, but also due to the intensity of feelings when talking about their experiences. In response to this we have set up psycho-educational community activities which get the community together in a setting where they can learn a new skill, and access support.

Paiwand’s Appointment Line: 0208 905 8770 (Monday-Friday 10am-5pm)

Paiwand’s Support Hubs:

To get free one-to-one support and advice, phone us to book an appointment at one of our clinics below.

Paiwand Afghan Association, 3rd Floor, Middlesex House, 130 College Road, Harrow HA1 1BQ

Greenfields Children Centre, Recreation Road, Southall, Ealing UB2 5PF

Edgware Primary School, Heming Road, Edgware HA8 9AB
Tuesday 12.30pm-4pm