We offer a range of therapeutic interventions, tailoring our support to reflect the needs and experiences of individuals with the aim of empowering people to over the trauma they have faced.
The Freedom Programme is a hugely successful and nationally recognised empowerment training model, which helps women to identify and recognise the characteristics of an abuser. Delivered within a group the Freedom Programme offers a supportive peer environment where women can learn from each others experiences and support each other in their journey of personal development and positive behaviour change.
The Recovery Toolkit is a 12 week course, which aims to provide individuals with the knowledge they need to recover from the effects of living with domestic abuse. It is a useful follow on from the Freedom Programme and is designed for women who have left an abusive partner. It helps individuals to develop a range of positive lifestyle coping mechanisms to aid their transition to independent and abuse free futures.
” After every session I always go back and reflect. If you had known me at the beginning of last year I felt suicidal, hopeless and worthless. Tonight I’m really appreciating my life, cherish precious moments with family and friends and even now know I’m worth something and I’m not useless. Although I’m still working on some areas I know it’s not a magic wand and know in time it will come. There is hope. It may take baby steps or sometimes i will have to challenge myself and make myself do it but now I know I can if I put my mind to it. I’ve got the two of you to thank for not only giving me the tools to cope and getting me through things but also making it so easy to talk to. Not once did I feel stupid and you listened to everything. Family and friends don’t seem to understand but you two did. So once again thank you so much for what you have given me you two are amazing. “
We can offer counselling to support individual’s to overcome the trauma they have faced through domestic abuse. We usually offer 6 weeks of counselling on a one to one basis with one of our preferred highly trained and specialist trauma counsellors. To access counselling you need to be in receipt of existing Thrive services. You should speak to your Support Worker if you feel counselling would benefit you.
A free weekly Coffee Morning, for women who have been impacted by Domestic Abuse, every Monday between 10.00am – 12.30pm.
Coffee mornings are a chance for anyone affected by domestic abuse to share their experiences and are an opportunity to seek advice and speak to others experiencing domestic abuse – to provide a support network and a safe place to come and talk things over.
These coffee mornings are free for anyone who has been affected by domestic abuse and include fun activities that promote positive well-being.
I hadn’t slept properly for two years before coming to the refuge. It felt like a massive weight had lifted from my shoulders. I was finally safe.
[Thrive] has been a lifeline to me. Having spent some time in the refuge and ultimately relocating to Port Talbot, I was supported throughout practically and emotionally by [Thrive] Without them I would still be in an abusive relationship.
The part I found most beneficial was when the counsellor explained to me the reasons why I am the way I am and why I act as I do, it is all part of trauma.