Helping Women and Children break the cycle of domestic violence...

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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Counselling and Domestic Violence

Counselling has a long and proven history of assisting people overcome their personal traumas and dilemmas.

Domestic violence can affect the well-being of women and children in many ways. Whether you’re living in an abusive situation, or have left, the effects can be harrowing and persistent. Leaving an abusive relationship, even thinking about leaving, brings it’s own challenges and stresses. And re-establishing yourself, and perhaps your family, without your partner and in a new environment, brings it's own challenges and stresses.

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You may be feeling:

  • Anxious, unsafe and frightened
  • Panic attacks
  • Low self esteem and poor confidence
  • Emotionally and physically exhausted
  • Trapped and hopeless
  • Guilty
  • Unable to cope with day-to-day tasks
  • Unable to cope with the children
  • Overwhelmed and unsupported
  • Unable to trust or get close to people
    • You may also

      • have difficulty controlling your feelings
      • have difficulty making decisions
        • If you have children they may also be having difficulties. They may be playing up, acting out, attention-seeking, rebellious or showing some of the feelings above.

          The feelings, thoughts, decisions and challenges you and your family might need to deal with can be difficult to sort out on your own. Counselling provides an opportunity to talk with a professionally trained person who can offer support, advice and new perspectives on your issues.

          For more information about how domestic violence affects women, children, young people, the elderly, and the disabled follow the links at: