Argurjana Grezda-Smith is working towards an MA in Integrative counselling and is a member of the BACP. As an integrative therapist, she recognising the uniqueness of each person, and draws on a range of psychological approaches which she tailors to the client’s needs. Argurjana endeavours to provide an empathic, non-judgemental and supportive environment where her client will be encouraged to explore their issues and gain a new perspective. She is particularly interested in facilitating her clients whilst they draw on their internal resources and gain insight that leads them to have a more satisfying lives.
Working in an integrative way means that Argurjana may use different skills and techniques depending on the experiences that her clients bring and what they are hoping to gain from therapy. She might use CBT to help clients identify and understand their behavioural and thought- patterns, or mindfulness techniques when her clients experience anxiety and stress.
With experience working with refugees, asylum seekers, single parent families, and the homeless, she understands the difficulties that clients with these experiences may face and the pressures they often feel living in an environment that at times can be judgmental and unsupportive. Whilst her style of therapy is warm, compassionate and non-judgement, her work with clients also involves identifying their limiting thought-patterns and learning new helpful coping strategies whilst supporting her clients with their emotions and anxieties.
Argurjana works within The Awareness Centre’s NHS counselling service in Lambeth and offers therapy in English and Albanian.