Counselling & Support Services for Survivors of Domestic and Sexualized Violence
Domestic and sexualized violence are two of the most difficult crimes, and hurtful experiences someone can live through. For some, domestic and sexualized violence intersect, with a person experiencing both in a relationship. Being hurt by someone who is supposed to love you, or you thought you could trust, is difficult to endure. Please see the section below for common thoughts and feelings by survivors.
I can provide counselling services to support people who have this lived experience, as well as for their loved ones who may be concerned. Other types of supports I may be able to provide through a counselling session include:
Safety planning, including risk assessment
Referrals to additional programs or services
Accompaniment to important meetings (including with police)
Court preparation: Emotional, mental and practical support (including court accompaniment)
Legal system navigation including information about reporting to police and the criminal justice system
If you have any questions about the services I offer, please feel free to contact me.
Common Thoughts for Those Who Have Experienced Domestic Violence:
Power and Control wheel based on the Duluth model. This wheel was created based on men's violence against women, however there are many areas that can be applied with men as "victim" or in same-sex relationships.
Common Thoughts for Those Who Have Experienced Sexualized Violence: