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Counselling Service

Women who are suffering or have suffered from domestic abuse will often suffer from low confidence and self-esteem. It is essential that they are provided with the necessary support to empower them following this difficult stage of their life. Our counselling service will provide this.

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Women affected by domestic abuse often report that the hardest part of escaping and recovering from domestic abuse is dealing with the psychological scars which can include low self esteem, distorted self image, suicidal behaviour, anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder. . Research shows that domestic violence and other abuse is the most prevalent cause of depression and other mental health difficulties in women (Women’s Aid).

Solution

Through the very generous help of two volunteer counsellors, we have responded to the mental health needs of our clients by starting a free weekly clinic which began in April 2008. It also ensures that we can provide this service to those most in need regardless of income. Our proposal is to employ a sessional counsellor to run an additional weekly clinic, to enable more women to benefit from counselling. We will seek to appoint someone who is experienced and has a recognised qualification.