How Can Counselling Help?
For The Persons Who Abuse
- Taking accountability for stopping the abuse lies in the hands of those who use violence.
- Willingness to participate in counselling and other support programmes
- Learning alternative ways of expressing themselves while ensuring the safety of their loved ones.
- Forging more positive relationships when the violence ends.
For The Survivors
- Breaking the secret of violence.
- Addressing the impact of violence through counselling.
- Learning how gender socialisation and beliefs can entrap survivors and learning to overcome them.
- Enhancing their level of safety and developing strategies to cope with the impact of the violence
For The Vulnerable Family Members
- Vulnerable family members include the children, older adults and family members with physical or mental disability of infirmity.
- Children who experience or witnesses of abuse carry scars of their experiences into adulthood.
- They learn how to recognise their feeling, warning signs and emotional regulation skills.
- When help is provided to the family, it increases access to safety and widens the support network of vulnerable family member(s).