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Therapeutic Service

IMECE’s Therapeutic 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.

Our counsellors

Our counsellors are specialised in a variety of approaches and are able to offer very effective tailored therapies, which are responsive to the specific needs of the users.

All our counsellors are BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) registered and are committed to working to the BACP ethical framework.

IMECE’s Counsellors create a safe, confidential, non-judgemental, and woman-centered space, which allows women to explore the impacts of the violence they have experienced, and they support them in establishing a new life in their own right. Our service is culturally sensitive and many users expressed that receiving therapy in their own language allow them to feel they can meaningfully express themselves and that the service they receive can really make a difference.

All our counsellors are bilingual (English and Turkish)

What do we offer?

Our team can offer a variety of therapeutic techniques such as EMDR, Focusing, Somatic Experience, CBT, Psychodynamic and Existential modalities.

16-20 sessions for Turkish speaking women primarily living in Islington, Enfield, Waltham Forest, Haringey, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Barking & Dagenham, Barnet, and Lewisham.

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6 weeks confidence building group sessions to assist VAWG survivors to deal with traumatic impact of their experiences and build their self-esteem and self-confidence to rebuild their lives.

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

Our service during
Coronavirus / Covid-19

We are following NHS / government guidance in dealing with the current situation.

We continue offer our services at full capacity. However, to protect our clients, staff, and volunteers, we have suspended our face-to-face services temporarily.

Currently, we offer our services remotely.

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.

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.

Therapeutic Referrals:
counselling@imece.org.uk

Please contact us on 0207 354 1359

Projects

Therapeutic Service delivers these services through the following projects:

This project is a partnership within the London Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Consortium, funded by London Councils. We provide this service in the following London boroughs; Hackney, Islington, Tower Hamlet, Enfield, Haringey, Newham, and Waltham Forest.

This project is funded by London Councils to improve service provision for those affected by VAWG, with a particular focus on harmful practices (including Female Genital Mutilation, so-called ‘honour’-based violence, forced marriage among others). We provide this service in the following London boroughs; Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Hackney, Lewisham and Waltham Forest.

This project is funded by MOPAC to improve service provision for those affected by VAWG, with a particular focus on harmful practices. We provide this service in the following London boroughs; Barking and Dagenham, Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest.

This project is funded by Big Lottery partnership with Minik Kardeş and Derman to provide wraparound services and improve service provision for those affected by VAWG. We provide this service in London boroughs of Hackney and Islington.