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We provide support services to female victims of abuse.

Counselling and 1-to-1 support

With the waiting list for NHS counselling growing there is an increased need for people to receive and access these services. Individual, confidential support for women 16 and over who have been abused. Clients can self-refer or can be referred by other agencies.

Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a trained therapist listening to you and helping you find ways to deal with emotional issues. ​

At your appointment, you'll be encouraged to talk about your feelings and emotions with a trained therapist, who'll listen and support you without judging or criticising.

The therapist can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes and find your own solutions to problems.

Support can take place:

·         Face to Face

·         Online

·         Over the phone

·         By email

You may be offered a single session of counselling, a short course of sessions over a few weeks or months, or a longer course that lasts for several months or years.

It can take a number of sessions before you start to see progress, but you should gradually start to feel better with the help and support of your therapist.


This is a chance to disclose any abuse historical or present and to look at positive coping mechanisms and how the effects of abuse may have had life altering changes.

For an appointment or just to discuss any fears you may have please complete our referral form or contact us on 01869 232461 form.


Please note: All information is treated confidentially and there is never any pressure to disclose anything that you are not comfortable with.

Women's Support Group - Upper Heyford

Wednesday's 10am-12.00 noon 

Weekly meetings offering confidential support, information and strategies for positive change. Open to all women who are experiencing abuse or who have been abused in the past. Participants share feelings, concerns and fears with one another and learn about the issues and available options as well as finding yourself.

In order to access this group you need to book on to the programme. 


Female Abuse Freedom Programme 

About the Programme

The Freedom Programme examines the roles played by attitudes and beliefs on the actions of abusive men and the responses of victims and survivors. The aim is to help them to make sense of and understand what has happened to them, instead of the whole experience just feeling like a horrible mess.


The Freedom Programme also describes in detail how children are affected by being exposed to this kind of abuse and very importantly how their lives are improved when the abuse is removed.


It is run over 12 weeks and is a rolling programme. The course runs for 2-hours

What are the aims?

·         To help women understand the beliefs held by abusive men and in doing so, recognise which of these beliefs they have shared, in              order to help them better protect themselves and their children

·         To illustrate the effects of domestic violence on children

·         To assist women to recognise potential future abusers

·         To help women gain self-esteem and the confidence to improve the quality of their lives

·         To inform women about community resources such as Women’s Aid, the Police Domestic Violence Unit, etc.



£15 registration and administration fee


How to Book

If you would like to access this programme please book your place today.

Additional Courses / Support / Resources

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