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.

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 therapeutic service is free and waiting list is open to all Turkish speaking women & English speaking BMER women affected from violence against women and girls as well. Also, we offer our counselling sessions both face to face and remotely. For the updated list of boroughs that we accept referrals from, please email us at


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.


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:

Please contact us on 0207 354 1359


Therapeutic Service delivers these services through the following projects:

Funded by London Councils. Partnership within the London Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Consortium.

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).

Funded by London Councils to improve service provision for those affected by VAWG, with a particular focus on harmful practices.

Funded by big Lottery partnership with Minik Kardes and Derman to improve service provision for those affected by VAWG.

LBI Project

Funded by Islington Council partnership with Solace Woman's Aid to improve service provision for those affected by VAWG