The effect of domestic abuse can continue for many years after leaving the abuse.
People who have been experienced abuse often find support through a specialist group programme is useful to help them to understand how abusers use power and control within relationships.
Note that these courses are free but do run at different times and venues so may not always be available. Contact the groups listed for further information.
Local organisations delivering recovery groups
- The Freedom Programme is a 12 week group course. It helps victims to understand the tactics abusers use and how to break the pattern of abuse.
Some people who have been through abusive relationships can also benefit from individual counselling support. Counsellors can be found through on-line directories such as on the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy or Counselling-Directory, but will normally charge a fee. The following organisations can provide a lower cost (or sometimes free) option depending on the person’s ability to pay.
Free services throughout Norfolk & Waveney for anyone age 16 or over – often in GP surgeries or other community venues. Different kinds of support to help people make positive changes, improve wellbeing and cope with stress, anxiety and depression. Youth Service available for those aged 16-19.
Telephone: 0300 123 1503
Free counselling for young people aged 11-25 with centres in Norwich, Kings Lynn, Attleborough, North Walsham and Great Yarmouth.
Telephone: 01603 766994
Telephone: 01603 626650
Telephone: 01553 770770
Support for male and female survivors of sexual abuse in Norfolk whenever it occurred - counselling and telephone support. Centres in Norwich and Great Yarmouth.
Telephone: 01603 622406
Telephone: 01603 625222
Telephone: 01603 617709
- 01603 432457 (Norwich and Central Norfolk)
- 01493 842129 (Great Yarmouth and Waveney)
- 01553 776966 (West Norfolk)
Telephone: 01603 615670
Telephone: 01603 625333