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 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.
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.
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.