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.
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.
An online course is also available for £12 through the Freedom Programme website.
Telephone: 0845 467 1420
Ten-week programme for women
A supportive group for women who have experienced domestic abuse focusing on identifying abusive situations and developing the confidence to take control of their lives and keep themselves and their children safe. Sessions held in Norwich, Broadland, Breckland and King's Lynn/West Norfolk.
Telephone: 0300 561 0077
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 432457 (Norwich and Central Norfolk)
01493 842129 (Great Yarmouth and Waveney)
01553 776966 (West Norfolk)
Telephone: 01603 615670
Telephone: 01603 625333
Centre in Norwich, Dereham, King's Lynn. Although faith based, clients can be of any or no faith and faith will not be discussed. Minimium charge £5 per hour.