Libra’s domestic abuse services deliver community-based group work programmes for women who are or who have experienced domestic violence. We deliver therapeutic and educational group work that assists women to better understand controlling and abusive behaviour and the impact it has on women and children, help break down social isolation, and build strength and confidence. We work with women affected by domestic abuse to help address the issues arising from domestic abuse, and help them and their families to recover and reclaim their lives.
Living with domestic violence isolates you from friends, family and the community. If you are experiencing domestic abuse you may feel ashamed, frightened, guilty and humiliated. Living with an abusive situation is complex and can leave you feeling very confused.
Whatever your experience, recovering from domestic violence is a recovery from a significant trauma. There is a range of common reactions that you may experience.
These may include:
- Disturbed sleep patterns.
- Feelings of fear, anxiety, self doubt or vulnerability.
- Anger, ranging from irritability to rage.
- Repeated thoughts about the abuse.
- Feelings of sadness, loss or grief.
The time and location of group meetings are held confidential but are open to anyone looking for help.