Counselling

IMECE’s Counselling Service creates a non-judgmental, confidential and secure environment for women 16+ to explore and process traumatic experiences caused by Violence Against Women and Girls  (VAWG) with an increased awareness of Harmful Practices such as Forced Marriage, so called “Honour” Based Violence.

Violence has a negative impact on women’s confidence and self-perception which can create a detrimental vicious cycle for mental health. Our counsellors are culturally sensitive and highly specialised in their areas in processing trauma, breaking the cycle and moving on to a fulfilling life created in our own right. Our team can offer a variety of therapeutic techniques such as EMDR, Focusing, Somatic Experience, CBT, Psychodynamic and Existential modalities.

All our counsellors are bilingual (English and Turkish).

Our entire counselling team is registered with BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by its ethical framework.

We offer;

  • 10 one-to-one counselling sessions for Turkish speaking VAWG survivors in London
  • 16-20 sessions for women primarily living in Islington, Enfield, Waltham Forest, Haringey and Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Barking& Dagenham, Barnet, and Lewisham.

Our waiting lists in Tower Hamlets, Newham, Barking& Dagenham, Barnet, Waltham Forest and Lewisham are open to all English speaking BMER women affected from violence against women and girls as well.

Confidence Building groups: 6 weeks confidence building group sessions aim to assist VAWG survivors to deal with traumatic impact of their experiences and build their self-esteem and self-confidence to rebuild their lives. We keep introducing new topics to our workshops based on the needs and requests of our service users. Some of the new topics are; Self compassion, CBT self-help techniques, Focusing and Mindfulness Techniques, Empowering Questions.

Referrals: We accept self-referrals as well as referrals from other professionals. Referrals should be made by filling in our referral form or by telephone.

Due to high volume of referrals, IMECE Counselling Service Waiting List for Enfield and Haringey are closed at the moment.

Confidentiality: Under IMECE’s confidentiality policy, the client’s information will be kept strictly confidential, unless there are safeguarding issues which must be reported to the authorities.

To download the referral form and referral guidance.

Contact us on 0207 354 1359

Counselling Referrals: counselling@imece.org.uk