DOMESTIC ABUSE AND VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES
We offer a specialist counselling and support service for people of all genders experiencing domestic abuse or violence, or who are still experiencing the effects of it. This includes elder abuse, and child-to-parent abuse. The safety of you and any dependents will be regarded as most important.
You can access the service while you are living with the person who is abusive or violent or living separately. In the case of abuse from a male partner, the partner does not need to be on our men's programme for you to use the service. The service is provided by a a specialist counsellor who can offer safety planning, practical suggestions, counselling and sign-posting to other useful services. The counsellor will not judge you or make choices for you.
Our aim is to help you live safely and free from fear and to recover from the effects of the abuse or violence you have faced. To do this we will suggest measures you can take to keep you and your family physically and emotionally safe.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Psychotherapist (UKCP accredited
The service is provided for all genders by a trained and qualified specialist therapist who can offer safety planning, support in making life changes, and wider counselling. This service is open to all survivors of domestic abuse, including elder abuse and child to parent abuse, whether in the past or ongoing.
We are a counselling service that is also accredited with the British association for counselling and psychotherapy. (BACP).
Member organisations *
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10 AM and 5 PM.