Kinara Project

किनारा         ਕਿਨਾਰਾ   کنارہ       કિનારો

APRIL 2024-MARCH 2025

AFCS is launching an exciting new project called Kinara in the London borough of Hounslow. Its main aim is to empower Asian clients, especially those for whom English is a second language, to help themselves by providing counselling and other therapeutic tools and techniques, via individual, couple, family counselling, and group work in languages such as Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and Gujarati.


AFCS will run 3 gender specific groups – 2 women’s and 1 men’s group (10-12 clients per group) during the year. Topics covered will include anger, regret, anxiety, depression, bereavement, letting go, mindfulness, to name a few. These will be conducted in community languages (Hindi/Punjabi/Urdu) and will be held weekly for 3 hours per week (between 10am and 1pm) for 6 weeks at a time.

  • The first women’s group will run weekly for 3 hours, starting from the 6th of June to the 11th of July 2024 between 10am and 1pm.
  • The men’s group will run for 6 weeks from the 12th of September to the 17th of October 2024.
  • The second  women’s group will run for 6 weeks from the 9th of January to the 13th of February 2025.

Venue: Indian Gymkhana Club on Thornbury Avenue, Osterley, TW7 4NQ.

The groups will provide the clients with the tools to manage their mental health better. The emphasis will be on psychoeducation and self-help.


Short-term counselling will be provided to individuals, couples and families – both face-to-face and via Zoom/telephone. Counselling will be free and limited to 6-12 sessions per client. One-to-one, couple and family counselling will deal with mild to moderate mental health issues as well relationship issues in Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and Gujarati, to improve relationships and mental wellbeing.

To register for either the group, or for counselling, please fill in the attached referral form and send it to us.