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
The Freedom Programme is a 12-week group course for women only.
It helps women to understand the tactics abusers use and how to break the pattern of abuse.
There is also an online course available for £12 through the Freedom Programme website.
Organisations running this programme:
Telephone: 0845 467 1420
Ten-week programme for women
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.
Telephone: 0300 123 1503
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, to improve wellbeing and to help cope with stress, anxiety and depression. Also Youth Service for 16-25.
Telephone: 01603 615670
Telephone: 01603 625333
Telephone: 01603 667722, 01362 851101, 07767 341939
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com
Centres in Norwich, Dereham, Kings Lynn. Although faith based, clients can be of any or no faith and faith will not be discussed. Minimum charge £5 per hour.