We know it takes courage and commitment to admit to yourself that you have a problem with abusive behaviour and to seek the help that you need to change it. We understand how anxious you are likely to be feeling when you first walk through the door and so want you to be assured that you will always be treated with respect. Our aim is to support you step by step and help you find the right tools and to develop the internal skills needed, so that you can relate in a non-abusive and more loving way in all your relationships.
We can support individuals in a heterosexual, gay, lesbian or transgender relationship, whether the perpetrator is male, female or non binary.
Please download the Template letter responding to DAPP self-referrals via Child Arrangement Order proceedings from RESPECT.
To be suitable for the programme you would need to be:
- 18 years and over.
- Recognise that you have a problem with your abusive behaviour in intimate relationships and want to change this.
- Be willing and able to commit to and engage in the personal work needed and to have regular attendance at the programme.
- Aim to keep alcohol and any substance use to moderate levels where you can manage your thinking, feelings and behaviour.
We would encourage you to get in touch and talk to one of the team about your personal circumstances if you are unsure if the programme is for you or not.
To pass on contact details to Ahimsa of your current partner and, where known, any previous partner you have recently separated from. In addition, any ex-partner with whom you have children. If you currently have contact with the children or are seeking contact with them. This also applies to any future relationship you may get into whilst being on the programme. This is so our partner/ex-partner support service can contact them and offer any information, support or ongoing work that they need.
We are Unable to support individuals:
- If sentenced to a Community Order with a Building Better Relationships Requirements.
- If on bail or going through the Court process for any domestic abuse related offence.
Our aim is to support the safety and well-being of everyone concerned and to enable you to achieve loving, responsible and fulfilling non-abusive relationships with current, future or past partners and with your children. Many of our clients say that their work at Ahimsa has helped them to feel more at ease with themselves, more able to handle difficulties in life in a helpful way and to have a deeper sense of connection to themselves and those around them.
Please follow this link to read testimonials from clients who have successfully completed the programme.