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Loss and Gain in Lockdown Therapy with Refugees

  • 13th Jul 2020
  • Jude Boyles

Loosening boundaries, background intrusions, slow progress, physical exhaustion… and precious moments of domestic insight, laughter, and client autonomy. Jude Boyles looks back on her first 10 weeks of conducting online and phone therapy with resettled Syrian refugees.

Virtual Therapy With Resettled Syrian Refugees

  • 27th Apr 2020
  • Jude Boyles

Conducting online therapy during the pandemic comes with particular challenges – and benefits – when your clients are refugees. Jude Boyles is the Manager and a therapist of a Refugee Council therapy service based in South Yorkshire. In her sixth occasional blog about this work, she reflects on trauma, resilience and the need for some deep therapeutic conversations to continue despite the radically altered context.

A Rights-Based Approach to Working with Refugees

  • 25th Feb 2020
  • Jude Boyles

Empowering clients to speak up for their rights is a complicated business – especially when they have arrived in the UK via refugee camps and war zones. Therapists may find themselves working with guilt and fear, and needing to encourage a sense of justice in the consulting room. Jude Boyles is the Manager and a therapist of a Refugee Council therapy service based in South Yorkshire, offering therapy to Syrian refugees resettled via the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Programme (VPRS). In her fifth occasional blog about this work, she recalls clients who have been reticent to challenge and complain

“I Wonder If…” : How Our Gentle Curiosity Can Confuse Refugee Clients

  • 27th Nov 2019
  • Jude Boyles

We are trained to pace our interventions and couch questions in tentative reflections. But this indirectness can be baffling – and actively misleading – for refugee clients. Jude Boyles is the Manager and a therapist of a Refugee Council therapy service based in South Yorkshire, offering therapy to Syrian refugees resettled via the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Programme (VPRS). In her fourth occasional blog about this work, she explores the challenge of making the therapeutic dialogue accessible across cultures.

Phone Off or Phone On? The Meaning of Mobiles and Impact of Images

  • 15th Oct 2019
  • Jude Boyles

Should clients keep their phones on or off during sessions? For a therapist working with refugees, this is a particularly pressing and complex question. Jude Boyles is the Manager and a therapist of a Refugee Council therapy service based in South Yorkshire, offering therapy to Syrian refugees resettled via the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Programme (VPRS). In her third occasional blog about this work, she discusses the role of mobiles in the lives of refugees, and the dilemma for the therapist when a client wishes to share images.

Creating a Therapy Space in Refugees’ Homes

  • 10th Sep 2019
  • Jude Boyles

What happens when the therapist becomes an invited guest? Jude Boyles is the Manager and a therapist of a Refugee Council therapy service based in South Yorkshire, offering therapy to Syrian refugees resettled via the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Programme (VPRS). In her second occasional blog about this work, she reflects on the challenges of creating a therapy space within the client’s home

Therapy with Refugees: A Question of Interpretation

  • 17th Jul 2019
  • Jude Boyles

When the women interpreters started sighing deeply during her sessions with Syrian refugees, psychological therapist Jude Boyles found herself unsure how to respond. How might this affect the clients? And what did the sighs signify about the impact of therapy on the interpreters? A Therapy Service Manager at Refugee Council Sheffield, here Boyles considers the prevalence of our cultural assumptions, and the power of therapist curiosity.