Adelina Toplica-Badivuku, born on April 9th, 1974 in Prishtinë, lives in London since 1992. She finished High School in Kosovo, only to continue her studies years later, after a long career in various professions: from a waitress to a translator. Adelina is founder and director of Total Family Coaching Ltd. a new company offering consultation and training services as well as direct work with children, young people and families.
In 2003, Adelina was qualified from the Institute of Family Therapy in London, and later she completed her MA in Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies in the University of Essex. She has over 20 years of experience as a practitioner and a manager in local authority children’s services.
Since her arrival in London as a refugee, she was always active in various organizations such as British Refugee Council and Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, supporting human, and in particular, refugee rights. She is a highly commended public speaker and has shared her refugee story to help and inspire others in similar situations through TED conference and also internationally through “Hidden Lives” exhibition of urban refugee stories.
Her professional expertise is in child development and behaviours, couples relationships and children/parent relationship. She remains a community activist dedicating her free time to fundraising for various causes in Kosovo and supporting her own and other refugee community groups in settling, integrating and using services in UK. Her activism enabled her to be listed among 100 most known Albanians in United Kingdom (from the Albanian Embassy in London and the newspaper “Albanian”).